Politics

In Oregon, this could be the year for critical carbon pricing legislation

2019 is shaping up to be the year Oregon lawmakers could pass their highly-anticipated cap and invest legislation. Establishing a statewide carbon pricing mechanism has been a perennial topic among Oregon’s legislators for years now, and political momentum heading into...

Carbon Free Economic Growth Requires a ‘Green New Deal’

Carbon emissions in the United States rose by 3.4% in 2018. This is according to a new report released by the Rhodium Group, and is the first time since 2005 that emissions have risen in the US. The reason? As the...

Washington D.C. at the forefront of climate policy?

You might not think of our nation’s capital as a hotbed of innovative climate policy. Certainly, a number of headlines coming out of DC have been negative. For instance, last month when the Trump administration attempted to bury a report...

Paris burns, but not over climate change

On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation after four weeks of escalating protests sparked initially by a proposed tax increase set to come into effect in January of 2019. Anti carbon pricing pundits have been quick to point...

The Black Friday Climate Report: What Is It, Why It Matters

A sweeping new federal report, released on Black Friday, warns that disasters like hurricanes and wildfires will become more common. It specifically highlights the damage that climate impacts will have on the national economy, estimating it will cost the United...

New Federal Carbon Pricing Bill A Step Forward for Climate Action

A bipartisan group of Congressmen filed an ambitious carbon pricing bill this week during the traditionally slow lame duck period in Congress. Although unlikely to pass by end of session, the bill is a step in the right direction for...

Washington votes no on carbon fee, but here’s what we can learn from it

The results are in, and 1631, the ballot initiative proposing a carbon pollution price in Washington state lost with 44 per cent of the vote. The proposed carbon fee initiative would have raised more than $1 billion annually by 2023...

Everything You Need to Know About Midterm Results & Climate Action

We look at the big results of the midterm election night and what they mean for national clean energy and climate policy in the years to come. National Results Rundown of where we’re at post-election: Democrats secured a House majority, controlling...

Carbon Pricing Winning Issue in Mass. Legislative Races

The importance of state legislative races is often lost in the hype surrounding national midterm elections. Even when focused on, it can be hard to determine the policies that play a defining role in legislative elections at the state level....