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June 11th Roundup: GreenWorks Bill Hearing Expected Next Week

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - GreenWorks Bill Hearing Expected Next Week: Speaker DeLeo’s $1.3 billion GreenWorks bill (H.3846) is expected to receive a public hearing before the Joint Energy Committee at 2:00pm on June 18th. Governor Baker’s proposed real...

June 4th Roundup: All Eyes on South Shore Nuclear Reactor

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Environmental Committee hears EJ, drilling bills today: The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (ENRA) is hearing testimony on 11 bills, including legislation that would ban offshore drilling for oil...

May 29th Roundup: State Energy Committee Schedules Energy Efficiency Hearing

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Exclusive Analysis: 4 Key Takeaways from DeLeo’s GreenWorks: The much anticipated GreenWorks bill is finally here! Even if you’re not a climate wonk (like me) who has waited almost three months for the details...

Big business is not just on board with carbon pricing, it’s lobbying for it

Business leaders from across the country headed to Washington D.C. this week to push for a federal price on carbon emissions. Over 75 businesses descended on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, representing a range of industries with over $2.5 trillion in...

Business-as-Usual: How TCI can learn from RGGI and WCI in its modeling exercises

The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional initiative in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to reduce transportation emissions through a cap-and-invest program. For more information on the program, check out our other articles on TCI or our recent comment...

May 21st Roundup: Baker Admin Blasted for Missing Compressor Data

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] - Programming Note: With the Memorial Day holiday next week, the Roundup will be in your inbox on Wednesday next week, instead of Tuesday. Don't forget to honor all those women and men...

Mixed Concerns from Equity Groups at Latest TCI Workshop

The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is an initiative to reduce transportation emissions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic through a cap-and-invest program. Click here for an overview on TCI, or here to see our latest official comment letter to TCI leadership. This past Wednesday,...

May 15th Roundup: It’s the Green Economy, Stupid

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Environment Committee Considers Range Of Climate Bills” (Craig LeMoult, WGBH): “The Massachusetts Legislature's Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture heard testimony Tuesday on 20 bills covering a wide range of environmental topics....

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May 7th Roundup: Mayor Morse Moves to Stop Natural Gas Expansion

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here.] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Senate To Release Budget This Afternoon: The Senate Ways and Means Committee plans to release its budget bill this morning (Tuesday 7th). The Senate will begin its annual budget debate on Tuesday,...