CXC Policy Roundup

Feb 19th Roundup: Boston EPA Office Shrinks Staff, Sparks Concern

Not a subscriber? Sign up here. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS-- -Legislative update: After much anticipation, the House and Senate released committees assignments last Thursday. In the Senate, President Spilka’s pick for the powerful Senate Ways & Means Committee chair surprising fell to moderate...

Feb 12th Roundup: Climate Impacts Boston’s Traffic Congestion

Not a subscriber? Sign up here. TRAFFIC & CLIMATE-- -Local Gridlock, Global Climate Impacts in Boston: According to a new report by transit data firm Inrix, Boston has beat out Los Angeles and become the metropolitan area with the worse commuting congestion in...

Feb 5th Roundup: Climate Bills to Watch on Beacon Hill This Session

Not a subscriber? Sign up here! LEGISLATIVE UPDATE-- -What bills will drive the climate & energy debate for the next 2 years?: Last Friday marked the end of the two week period for lawmakers to cosponsor legislation. A host of bills addressing climate...

Jan 29th Roundup: Carbon Pricing Gains Momentum in Massachusetts

CLIMATE XCHANGE Policy Roundup: CARBON PRICING momentum in Mass.—challenges of a CARBON NEUTRAL Boston—Vermont EMISSIONS grow 16% CARBON PRICING-- -Hundreds of youth, businesses, and activists lobbied for carbon pricing at State House: Last week over two-hundred local activists, experts, students, and business leaders...

CLIMATE XCHANGE Policy Roundup: House bills offer limited CLEAN ENERGY vision—REGIONAL EPA CHIEF visits Cape Cod—Maine TRANSMISSION LINE opposition grows

-House could vote as soon as tomorrow on its Clean Energy Bills: In the next week, House members will have a chance to weigh in on four clean energy proposals. Among other things, they would slightly raise the net metering...

CLIMATE XCHANGE Policy Roundup: Mass. Senate ok’s CARBON PRICE—narrow path forward for HOME ENERGY SCORECARDS—new UCS study on SEA-LEVEL RISE

-ICYMI: Carbon Pricing, Clean Energy bill passes State Senate (via Climate XChange’s Michael Green): The Massachusetts State Senate made history last week by passing landmark carbon pricing legislation. This is a major step towards establishing a carbon price in Massachusetts...

[BREAKING NEWS] Massachusetts State Senate Passes Carbon Pricing, Clean Energy Legislation

The Massachusetts State Senate passed a major bill today with unanimous support that moved the state towards an economy-wide price on carbon. This marks the first time carbon pricing legislation has gained formal approval from Massachusetts policymakers. The bill (S.2545- An...

CLIMATE XCHANGE Policy Roundup: clean energy OMNIBUS BILL moves forward—climate activists protest MAYOR WALSH

FACTSHEET INCOMING: Be on the lookout for a comprehensive CABA fact sheet on the status of the major clean energy and climate change proposals before Beacon hill. We’re looking to keep the factsheet updated throughout the session. It’ll be published...

CLIMATE XCHANGE Policy Roundup: Baker admin doubles down on CLEAN PEAK—bill would allow CLIMATE CHANGE DONATIONS via taxes

ROUNDUP ON TWITTER: Are you interested in learning about the latest in clean energy and climate change as it happens? Follow me on Twitter (@TimCroninMA) and look for the hashtag #CXCPolicyRoundup for the latest policy news and analysis in Massachusetts...