CXC Policy Roundup

June 18th Roundup: AG Maura Healey Wants Companies to Disclose Financial Risks of Climate Change

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Hearings begin next week on pollution, local energy bills (Tim Cronin): Even as statehouse leaders work through how to open the legislature back up, bills focused on indoor and outdoor pollution as well as local energy...

June 10th Roundup: Vehicular Air Pollution Claimed Hundreds of Lives in MA in 2016

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – “Watchdogs On Alert Ahead of Climate Law Implementation” (Colin A. Young, SHNS via WWLP): [read the article] LOCAL IDEAS – “Time to prioritize offshore wind supply chain” by Patricia Haddad, via Commonwealth Magazine – “Solar gone wrong” by Margaret Sheehan,...

June 5th Roundup: Brookline Moves to Restrict Natural Gas, Again

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] ALL POLICY IS LOCAL – New Report: Connecting Climate and Community Priorities (Christian Morris): A second new report from Climate XChange, this time co-authored by Fairmount-Indigo CDC Collaborative, seeks to understand how green investments in Massachusetts can best support...

May 29th Roundup: Senate FY22 Budget to Fund Climate Staff

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Report: Green investments create up to 80% more jobs for Massachusetts (Christian Morris): This week researchers at Climate XChange released a new report — "Investing in a Better Massachusetts: An Analysis of Job Creation...

May 22nd Roundup: Will State Use $13B for Climate Priorities?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – The state has $13 billion it didn't expect. Will the state spent some of it on climate, environmental priorities? (Tim Cronin): When all is said and done, Massachusetts is expected to have more than $13...

May 14th Roundup: State Gets Green Light for First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS –  "Massachusetts should be proud": state gets green light for first large-scale offshore wind farm in U.S. (Christian Morris): This week (5/11), Vineyard Wind’s long-delayed offshore wind farm received the official go-ahead from the...

May 6th Roundup: Gov. Baker Takes Aim at Emissions from State Agencies

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – "Leaked docs: Gas industry secretly fights electrification" (Benjamin Storrow, E&E News): "In public, Eversource Energy likes to tout its carbon neutrality goals and its investments in offshore wind. But officials from New England's...

April 23rd Roundup: Earth Week & House Considers Green Budget Proposals

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Green priorities under consideration in House budget (Christian Morris): The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) and other members of the Green Budget Coalition are continuing efforts to push for an increase in spending...

April 16th Roundup: Baker Revokes Approval for Springfield Biomass Plant

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – “Baker pulls plug on Springfield biomass power plant” (Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine): "THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION pulled the plug on a controversial biomass power plant in Springfield on Friday amid growing pushback from opponents who...