Federal

Webinar Recap: What Biden’s Election Means for State Climate Policy

For the last four years, the Trump Administration has rolled back environmental regulations and denied the existence of climate change. President-elect Biden, however, made climate policy a central tenet of his campaign. In his first 100 days, he has promised...

Recap: A Fireside Chat with Bob Litterman and Climate Leaders

On September 9th, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee released a report entitled Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System. Spurred by similar efforts across the globe, this report was initiated to measure climate risk to...

Trump Administration Undervalues Cost of Carbon by 7x

Over the past four years, the Trump administration has made it a mission (often succeeding) to dismantle major climate policies, weaken environmental rules, regulations, and protections, and kickstart destructive new development projects – all with the potential for significant increases...

Webinar Highlights: A Fireside Chat With U.S. Congressman Sean Casten

Although the current federal administration has deregulated and decreased many important environmental regulations over the past four years, this is not to say that important climate work isn’t occurring at the national level.  Congressman Sean Casten, a first term Representative from...

Climate Change Takes the Stage at the Democratic National Convention

Last week, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris formally accepted the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President at the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The convention was unprecedented this year, not only because of its almost entirely virtual format, but also...

Biden’s Clean Energy Plan proposes economic recovery through green investments

Last Tuesday, July 14th, Joe Biden released the second part of his economic agenda proposal, what he calls his ‘Build Back Better’ plan, which focuses specifically on how climate-related investments in clean energy can restimulate the economy.  The plan’s release comes...

Webinar Recap: Pricing Pollution in Canada

Across the country, passing carbon pollution pricing policies is a challenge, despite there being widespread scientific and economic consensus on the necessity of the policy. But while the U.S. has failed to implement a federal carbon price, Canada has succeeded,...

House Climate Agenda is a Glimpse at How Democrats Hope to Tackle Climate Change

On Tuesday, June 30th, Democrats on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, a committee charged with delivering climate policy recommendations to Congress, introduced the Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America,...

Biden vs. Trump: Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Climate Issues

Acting to prevent the worst-case scenarios from the climate crisis has emerged as a core issue for voters in the United States, with studies citing support for climate policies as a key issue among Trump swing voters (i.e. people that...