Climate Change

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...

Policy Update: Cap-and-Dividend Legislation Introduced in Congress

For the first time in eight years, a federal carbon cap program is back on the table. This past Monday Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2018,...

Press Release: Campaign for a Clean Energy Future’s Response to RGGI Proposal

RGGI Proposal is a Major Step Forward, but Economy-Wide Carbon Pollution Pricing Needed to Meet Legal Mandates in Massachusetts Boston, Mass. (Aug. 24, 2017) – The decision on Wednesday by nine Northeastern states to accelerate emissions reductions in the electricity sector...

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...

President Obama bans oil drilling in large areas of Atlantic and Arctic oceans

"President Obama moved to solidify his environmental legacy Tuesday by withdrawing hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from new offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama used a little-known law called the...

3 Ways the Federal Government Can Support Local Climate Resilience to Protect Communities and the Economy

"On a November day, residents of a Miami Beach condominium complex stumbled across something unusual in their parking garage: an octopus! During the most recent extreme high tide, often referred to as a king tide, the octopus found its way...

What Donald Trump’s election means for climate change, the Paris Agreement and our planet

"Donald Trump's election as the next president of the United States has been met with both concern and resolve by climate change experts. Last year, the Paris Agreement saw 196 countries agree to cut their carbon emissions in an effort to...

The Paris climate change agreement is now official

"When the landmark Paris Agreement to address climate change officially goes into effect on Friday, the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will be floodlit green to celebrate the occasion. Now comes the hard work: figuring out the details. Top energy policy...

The carbon bubble: why investors can no longer ignore climate risks

Article by Carol Clause "When Sandy Emerson sat down in her portfolio manager’s office two years ago and announced she wanted to divest from fossil fuels, the latter furrowed her brow and said: 'Why would you want to do that?' Emerson,...