Massachusetts

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...

7 Beacon Hill Climate & Energy Bills to Watch

Legislators had two weeks to sign onto bills filed in the new session, a process known as cosponsorship. Over that period, a host of bills addressing climate change and promoting clean energy received a lot of attention, with multiple lobby...

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...

New Legislative Session Brings Opportunity for Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts

The 2019-2020 legislative session kicked off in Massachusetts this month, bringing with it two new bills proposing a statewide fee on carbon emissions. After gaining a great deal of interest and support in the 2017-18 session in Massachusetts and nationwide,...

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...