Business & Climate

European Companies Demand More from Cap and Trade

In 2007, members of the European Union agreed to reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020 and by 40 percent by 2030, as compared to 1990 levels. Legislation to reach these targets followed in 2009 and the European Trading...

Evergreen State Looks to be First on Carbon Pricing

Seattle is a city in the clouds this time of year, but for those of us following carbon pricing policy, things are surely heating up. With the legislative session wrapping up next week, Governor Jay Inslee and his team of...

Featured in the Boston Business Journal: Economists on Carbon Pricing

We helped coordinate an all-star crew of economists to put together an op-ed on carbon pricing, featured in the Boston Business Journal. In this piece, economists James Stock (Harvard), Chris Knittel (MIT), and Gilbert Metcalf (Tufts) explain that putting a fee...

Mass. Needs Carbon Pollution Fees

“Among the concerns of human rights and security, President Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are doing little to continue the progress we’ve made for low-cost efficiency and local clean energy. After his promises to expand fossil fuel use, the...

Rising sea levels could cost U.S. homeowners close to $1 trillion

"When talking about housing, “underwater” usually means you owe more on a mortgage than the home is actually worth. If climate change continues apace, that term could take on a much more literal meaning. Rising sea levels could soak homeowners for $882 billion, according to a...