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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...

Recommendations for New Mexico Carbon Pollution Pricing Policy

This study responds to the New Mexico State Senate’s 2018 SM023, calling for a study to be done on “how a carbon fee could be implemented in New Mexico and its effects on the economy, jobs, health and greenhouse gas...

The Carbon Footprint Of Your Gifts

The day after Thanksgiving marks the turning of a season ––sunlight becomes scarce, trees across the state are draped with lights, and people across the country begin buying gifts for the holiday season. As early as first of November, we...

Summary: IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C

A new report released in October by the IPCC, warns of the serious and irreversible consequences of global warming if we do not enact “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” The report finds that the planet will...

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....