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Nov. 13th Roundup: Kennedy a no show at climate debate

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Senator blasts delay on climate change legislation, action in 2019 unlikely: On Tuesday Senator Marc Pacheco, Founding Chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming & Climate Change, took to...

Oregon advocates ready for strong climate policy in 2020 — no matter what

It was a sweltering afternoon — just one of many in the warmest June ever recorded on Earth — and it was primed to be a historic one. Advocates, mobilized by the broad-based Renew Oregon coalition, rushed to the Capitol...

Is the Paris Agreement in Trouble? How Trump’s lawsuit could affect the future of cap-and-trade

Last week, the Justice Department sued the state of California and nonprofit partner Western Climate Initiative for its partnership with the province of Québec on the linkage of the two governments' carbon emissions trading scheme. The lawsuit is the latest in...

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...

Carbon pricing is ‘single most powerful’ way to combat climate change, and the IMF agrees

Last week, carbon pollution pricing got a heavy – and hopefully monumental – endorsement when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) deemed the policy the “single most powerful” tool to deal with the climate crisis. It comes after an upswing of...

eXchange Southwest: Hundreds convene to discuss smart, ambitious climate policy

After last week’s global climate march one thing was clear: there is more momentum and public support than ever before for meaningful climate action. The question that remains to be answered is what that action is, how it differs in...

The Climate Leadership Council Proposal: Here’s What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, a broad coalition of industry and conservative groups united as the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) released a carbon pricing proposal that is expected to be released later this year. The proposal has not yet been introduced in...

Webinar Recap: Why Businesses are Backing Carbon Pricing

Climate action is taking the world by storm right now. On September 20th, youth-led climate strikes will occur in cities around the world, where people will demand that their leaders take action on climate change and that large polluters take...

Where 2020 Democrats Stand on Carbon Pricing [Updated for the 4th Debate]

Note: This article was originally published on June 26th, 2019 ahead of the first set of 2020 Democratic primary debates on June 26th and 27th. It was updated on July 29th ahead of the second round of debates on July...