CXC Policy Roundup

Oct. 10th Roundup: Baker Clashes with Legislature on Transportation Funding

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] Author's Note: Welcome back! After a week-long hiatus (where I joined the Climate XChange team to launch new efforts in New Mexico), I’m excited to be back and focusing on Massachusetts. Over the next few...

Sept. 24th Roundup: Bill Banning Logging Gets Hearing

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] Programming Note: The Climate XChange Policy Roundup will be taking a week off, look for our next edition in your inbox on October 8th, 2019. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - A Climate Strike For the Books:...

Sept. 18th Roundup: Climate Strike Set For Boston

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Another Clean Energy Hearing Scheduled for September 24th: The Joint Energy Committee will hold its first fall hearing this coming Tuesday (Sept 24th) at 1 pm in Statehouse Room 437. The committee will...

Sept. 10th Roundup: Offshore Wind Delays Threaten MA Climate Targets

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Offshore wind delays highlight increasing challenge to Massachusetts’ climate goals” (Benjamin Storrow, Climatewire via Energy News Network): “The Bay State’s carbon-cutting efforts now face a series of hurdles that threaten to...

Sept. 4th Roundup: The Inside Scoop On Beacon Hill’s Fall Climate Priorities

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS -  The Inside Scoop: What's Gonna Pass In 2019: Back from August recess, state lawmakers are refocusing their efforts on multiple legislative priorities including a number of clean energy and climate change proposals. Interestingly, the timeline for some...

Aug. 27th Roundup: New Study Shows Northeast Emissions Getting Higher

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Energy companies spending millions lobbying Beacon Hill” (Steve Leblanc, Associated Press via the UnionTimes): “Companies representing a range of energy interests, from old-school oil and gas to renewables like solar and...

Aug. 20th Roundup: Will Kennedy–Markey Primary Divide Climate Activists?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Will A Kennedy-Markey Primary Divide Environmental Community? Probably Not: It seems like everyone in state politics has lost their minds since local Politico reporter Stephanie Murray first broke the possibility of a primary challenge...

Aug. 13th Roundup: Mass. Mayors Endorse Carbon Pricing

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Salem & Holyoke Mayors Endorse Rep Benson’s Carbon Pricing Proposal: In an op-ed for Commonwealth Magazine, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse outlined why they support an ambitious...

August 6th Roundup: Goodbye Offshore Wind Caps

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - GreenWorks Heads to Senate, Advocates Hope for Swift Action: GreenWorks (H.3997) has left the building, or at least has left the House. Its prospects in the Senate remain less clear....