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National Brands and Local Businesses Take Action on Sustainability as B Corps

Kristin is the Programs Director for CABA, Climate XChange's Boston-based business association with over 150 members that mobilizes local businesses to take targeted action on climate change. Join CABA Today As Earth Day approaches, we want to celebrate businesses that are integrating...

I predicted the Green New Deal’s 4 Million Jobs 20 years ago

The Green New Deal could create 4 million jobs. Or at least that’s what I and others wrote in 1998 in The National Green Jobs Report. The idea of creating lots of green jobs is not a new one; it goes...

We Won’t Remain a Livable Planet Without Economic Circularity

It makes sense in an efficient capitalist society, that we minimize waste and reduce resource extraction to maximize returns – or so you’d think, in theory. In reality, our world is only 9% circular. This alarming statistic is the main...

Can a Price on Carbon Fund Resiliency in MA?

Climate change is already causing  massive financial losses across sectors of the economy. From insurance, to infrastructure, housing, public health, and the electric grid, we will require funding and investment to secure our economy in the transition away from fossil...

5 Ways the Government Shutdown Affects Small Businesses

The partial government shutdown, which began December 21st over  budget disputes for funding a border wall, is now officially the longest shutdown in US history. The President is standing by the fact that it  could last “months or even years.” Beyond...

Carbon Free Economic Growth Requires a ‘Green New Deal’

Carbon emissions in the United States rose by 3.4% in 2018. This is according to a new report released by the Rhodium Group, and is the first time since 2005 that emissions have risen in the US. The reason? As the...

Issues Plague Industry Study on I-1631

This article was originally published by Carbon Washington A newly released study exploring the impacts of initiative 1631 by the NERA economic consulting group, funded by the No on 1631 coalition, should not be used by lawmakers or voters when evaluating Initiative...

11 SMART questions answered: the facts on Massachusetts’ new solar program

Released last Wednesday (September 26), the much-awaited regulations for the SMART program, will impact solar development in Massachusetts for the coming years. The new program is complicated, so to make it easier to understand we answered eleven of the most...

Boston Development is Missing Out On Climate Innovation

Today was energy efficiency day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Communities across the state are setting ambitious goals to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. However setting goals is easy, meeting them is the challenge. When it comes to achieving their energy...