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Now What? Showing People the Research Doesn’t Work, Here’s What to do Instead

 “Fear is not a particularly good motivator for creativity and open mindedness. You need to give people agency and hope.” Andrew Jones is an expert on international climate and energy issues. He is a system dynamics modeler, keynote speaker, and designer...

Pennsylvania EQB Accepts Cap-and-Trade Petition

In a historic meeting, Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) voted 14-5 in favor of accepting a rulemaking petition to create a cap-and-trade program that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state. The vote gives the Department of Environmental Protection...

TCI Drives East Coast Emissions Reductions

In April of 2019, the coalition of state governments in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic identified as the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) announced a planned schedule to design a regional cap-and-invest program for transportation emissions. Transportation is the largest source of...

Now What? Climate Change, Racism & How to Have Difficult Conversations

“If we want to build a society that is resilient to climate change, then we can’t just have some of us being resilient. We need to be deliberate about looking at these issues by race, and bringing a racial equity...

April 9th Roundup: Has Governor Baker kept wind, hydro promises?

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Is Mass. Keeping Its Offshore Wind, Hydro Procurement Promises?: Back in 2017, Massachusetts began two efforts to buy of both offshore wind and out-of-state clean energy. We have summarized and evaluated what has happened over the last...

Pennsylvania Governor Supports Study of Cap-and-Trade Petition

On Friday, April 5th, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced he supports his administration further studying a petition, which  calls for the state to implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program on greenhouse gas emissions. The petition was filed by the Clean Air...

Is Mass. Keeping Its Offshore Wind, Hydro Procurement Promises?

Back in 2017, Massachusetts began two efforts to buy of both offshore wind and out-of-state clean energy. We have summarized and evaluated what has happened over the last two years, and think about the future of both efforts. The Background Both...

Now What? Addressing Climate Change Is Also A Spiritual Matter

“If we don't have a spiritual shift, there's probably no chance we'll take the kind of radical action we'll need.” Boston native Reverend Mariama White-Hammond recently started her own congregation in the city, with a hope to make climate justice...

Conservative Experts Advocate for a Price on Carbon in SCPN Webinar

In an era of extreme partisan gridlock, it has been difficult to gain bipartisan support for climate policy. Climate action is, in many ways, now perceived as a liberal issue, with Democrats introducing ambitious policy like the Green New Deal,...