Massachusetts

Jan. 23rd Roundup: Senator Barrett’s Thoughts on Senate Bills

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - ROUNDUP EXCLUSIVE: Senator Barrett discusses Senate Climate bill: In an exclusive interview with the Climate XChange Roundup, Senate Energy Chair and bill sponsor Michael Barrett discusses the Senate's new ‘comprehensive climate package’ and...

Mass. Senate’s Climate Bills: Overview, Summary, & Context

Today (1/23) the Massachusetts State Senate released its much-anticipated comprehensive package to address climate change. Split into three bills, the package includes a price on carbon pollution, a state-wide net zero emissions mandate by 2050, and new requirements for solar...

Governor Baker’s Net Zero Pledge in Context

At his annual State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday (1/21), Governor Baker pledged Massachusetts to a new goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making the Bay State the third in the country to make such a commitment,...

Jan. 17th Roundup: Carbon hearing hype proves right

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Historic show of support for carbon pollution pricing at the MA State House: Over 200 citizens, business leaders, and elected officials from across the state packed a Beacon Hill hearing room on Tuesday in Massachusetts to show...

Historic show of support for carbon pollution pricing at the MA State House

Over 225 citizens, business leaders, and elected officials from across the state packed a Beacon Hill hearing room on Tuesday in Massachusetts to show their support for legislation to put a price on carbon pollution. The hearing was held by...

It’s 60+ degrees in January & these businesses want climate action now

Local businesses fundamentally understand the true cost of climate inaction, and are calling for legislation in 2020 to put a price on carbon pollution in Massachusetts. With unprecedentedly high winter temperatures hitting New England this weekend, we are reminded of what...

Jan. 9th Roundup: Crowd Expected at Carbon Pricing Hearing

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Carbon pricing hearing finally scheduled, advocates prepare for packed statehouse: On Tuesday, a much-anticipated hearing date for a slew of carbon pricing bills was officially announced, with public testimony scheduled for January 14th at 1 pm in room...

Dec. 19th Roundup: TCI makes a big splash

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] - Programming Note: This is the last Roundup of the year! Our next edition will come out on Tuesday, January 7th, 2019. Enjoy the holidays, and have a happy new year! TALKING TCI - “TCI releases draft policy...

Dec. 11th Roundup: New Poll Shows Broad Support for TCI

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “27 Young Climate Activists Arrested On Trespassing Charges At State House Protest” (Miriam Wasser, WBUR): “After a climate protest that drew at least 300 young people to the State House, 27...