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Feb 19th Roundup: Boston EPA Office Shrinks Staff, Sparks Concern

Not a subscriber? Sign up here. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS-- -Legislative update: After much anticipation, the House and Senate released committees assignments last Thursday. In the Senate, President Spilka’s pick for the powerful Senate Ways & Means Committee chair surprising fell to moderate...

Can Statewide Carbon Pricing Lead to a Carbon Free Boston?

In 2017, the city of Boston set its sights on the ambitious goal of becoming 100% carbon free by 2050. With this commitment, the Green Ribbon Commission in collaboration with Boston University's Institute for Sustainable Energy began to investigate how...

Feb 12th Roundup: Climate Impacts Boston’s Traffic Congestion

Not a subscriber? Sign up here. TRAFFIC & CLIMATE-- -Local Gridlock, Global Climate Impacts in Boston: According to a new report by transit data firm Inrix, Boston has beat out Los Angeles and become the metropolitan area with the worse commuting congestion in...

Feb 5th Roundup: Climate Bills to Watch on Beacon Hill This Session

Not a subscriber? Sign up here! LEGISLATIVE UPDATE-- -What bills will drive the climate & energy debate for the next 2 years?: Last Friday marked the end of the two week period for lawmakers to cosponsor legislation. A host of bills addressing climate...

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...

Jan 29th Roundup: Carbon Pricing Gains Momentum in Massachusetts

CLIMATE XCHANGE Policy Roundup: CARBON PRICING momentum in Mass.—challenges of a CARBON NEUTRAL Boston—Vermont EMISSIONS grow 16% CARBON PRICING-- -Hundreds of youth, businesses, and activists lobbied for carbon pricing at State House: Last week over two-hundred local activists, experts, students, and business leaders...

Associated Industries of Mass takes aim at…RGGI?

Last week an Energy News article highlighted the growing momentum in Massachusetts and across New England for carbon pricing in transportation. Tucked inside of it was a statement from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), an industry group, on the...

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...

Press Release on Governor Baker’s TCI Announcement – 12.18.2018

Governor Baker’s endorsement of cap and invest for transportation is a positive step forward, can place the state as a climate leader BOSTON, MA ––  Along with 8 other governors and the Mayor of Washington, D.C., the Baker administration announced the...