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April 9th Roundup: Has Governor Baker kept wind, hydro promises?

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Is Mass. Keeping Its Offshore Wind, Hydro Procurement Promises?: Back in 2017, Massachusetts began two efforts to buy of both offshore wind and out-of-state clean energy. We have summarized and evaluated what has happened over the last...

April 2nd Roundup: the next phase of offshore wind begins

PROGRAMMING NOTES - The Policy Roundup turns one today! A year ago I sent out the first of forty-eight editions of this Roundup, and ever since I’ve had the pleasure of sharing climate news, updates, and analysis with you every week. I...

March 26th Roundup: Legislators, Businesses, and Enviros Back Carbon Price

Not a Subscriber? Sign up here. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - President Spilka, Speaker DeLeo, the Ball is in Your Court (by Michael Green, via Climate XChange): “In separate speeches to prominent business groups this past month, as reported by the Boston Globe, the leaders of...

President Spilka, Speaker DeLeo, the Ball is in Your Court

In separate speeches to prominent business groups this past month, as reported by the Boston Globe, the leaders of both chambers of the state legislature asked for private sector support in advancing bold policies to address a number of challenges...

17, and Leading Climate Action in New Mexico

On March 15, students from over 100 countries around the world marched for their future in a Youth Climate Strike. We come together because we need those in power to listen. In California students marched to save their homeland from...

March 19th Roundup: The GOP’s Climate Re-election Dilemma

Not a Subscriber? Sign up here. - Our Exclusive Interview with the New House Climate Change Chair: Longtime climate champion Frank I. Smizik retired from the legislature in late 2018. He left behind a legacy that included serving as chair of the...

Our Exclusive Interview with the New House Climate Change Chair

Longtime climate champion Frank I. Smizik retired from the legislature in late 2018. He left behind a legacy that included serving as chair of the House Committee on Global Warming & Climate Change for almost a decade. His successor, Representative...

March 12 Roundup: With Offshore Wind, Must We Pick Between Low Price or Local Investment?

OFFSHORE WIND - MA Facing Major Hurdles in Offshore Wind Dominance: Massachusetts may have been a first mover on offshore wind when it announced its goal of producing 1,600 MW of offshore wind power, but other states are catching up. This...

Care About Climate Change? Keep an Eye On the State Budget.

Organizations, businesses, and activists working to push Massachusetts to address climate change tend to spend most of our time focusing on legislation. This makes sense, since the bold policies that are necessary to decarbonize our economy will come from bills,...