Maryland

On equity & purpose with Wandra Ashley-Williams

Over the past month I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know the newest member of the Climate XChange team, Wandra Ashley-Williams. A dedicated climate and justice activist, Wandra has years of demonstrated success as an elected...

eXchange ’19 Mid-Atlantic: Vision & Opportunity for Climate Action in the Region

This week, Climate XChange held the Mid-Atlantic Carbon Solutions Summit, a second in a series of regional gatherings we are holding this fall. Earlier this month, the team spent the week in New Mexico for our Southwest Summit, and in...

The Future of Carbon Pricing in Maryland

Since 2017, carbon pricing has been on the mind of Maryland legislators and it has received national recognition as one of the most promising states when it comes to passing legislation. With over 3100 miles of shoreline, Maryland is also...

Campaign Updates From Maryland

Resolution submitted calling on congress to ensure safe climate On June 11th, after a long day lobbying for federal carbon fee-and-dividend on Capital Hill, a group of Climate XChange and Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers met for dinner at a restaurant in...

Regional Cap and Trade: Lessons from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Western Climate Initiative

TWO LARGE CAP-AND-TRADE SYSTEMS for carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) exist in the U.S. — the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that currently covers ten Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states; and the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), which now includes California and the...

Beyond the Latest Heat Wave, a Pattern of Extremes

BY MARIA VIRGINIA OLANO, JULY 19th 2018 As summer rolled around, so did the terrifying headlines of heat waves and their death tolls across the country. Not long ago I wrote about the effects of storm surge flooding in Boston and...

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Impact of a Carbon Pollution Charge in Maryland

Maryland has a strong commitment to fighting climate change. In 2009, the state passed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act (GGRA) that “requires the state to achieve a minimum 25% reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 levels by2020.” The...

Maryland Commission Takes on Carbon Pricing

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) has been tasked by the state with devising a plan to meet its legal target of a 40% cut in GHG emissions by 2030. On May 31, the MCCC’s Mitigation Working Group devoted...

Maryland carbon pricing bill moves forward

On March 5, supporters of Maryland House Bill 939, the Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative (RCCCI), gathered at the State House for its first hearing. Sponsored by state delegates Ben Kramer and David Fraser Hidalgo, the bill would set an...