carbon pricing

Legislature publishes final text of S.2564, including strong carbon pricing provision

The final language of Massachusetts Senate Bill 2564 (formerly S.2545 and S.2302), “An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future,” provides several options to institute carbon pricing, which it calls “market-based mechanisms.” The mechanisms would cover fossil fuel use in...

Senate Passes Carbon Pricing in an Historic Step for Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State Senate made history today by passing landmark carbon pricing legislation. This is a major step towards establishing a carbon price in Massachusetts and setting the state up for a clean energy future. The bill (S.2545- An Act to...

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Impact of a Carbon Pollution Charge in Maryland

Maryland has a strong commitment to fighting climate change. In 2009, the state passed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act (GGRA) that “requires the state to achieve a minimum 25% reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 levels by2020.” The...

Carbon Pricing is coming to Washington D.C. — here’s what you need to know

Adapted from original campaign blogpost by Courtney Dyson with permission from Put a Price On It DC. On June 7th, Climate XChange will be discussing the state of the carbon pricing in DC with Campaign Director Camila Thorndike. You can register...

Maryland Commission Takes on Carbon Pricing

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) has been tasked by the state with devising a plan to meet its legal target of a 40% cut in GHG emissions by 2030. On May 31, the MCCC’s Mitigation Working Group devoted...

90 Million Reasons for Canadian Carbon Pricing

Putting a price on carbon emissions has been an effective, widely adopted approach to mitigating climate change. 47 carbon pricing mechanisms are currently in effect or scheduled for implementation around the globe, spanning 42 countries and covering 14.6% of global...

Carbon Pricing Conversation Continues in New Hampshire

This article was contributed by New Hampshire State Representative Marjorie Shepardson (D - Cheshire), who introduced HB 1230 this year. In 2017, Senator Martha Fuller-Clark (D - Portsmouth) filed SB 123, a bill that would establish “a commission to study a...

Ballot Initiative Replaces Legislative Bill in Effort to Pass Carbon Pricing In Washington

Over the past three months, Washington has been on the forefront of state level carbon pricing legislation. Governor Jay Inslee announced in his 2018 State of the State address that he intended to work closely with the legislature to pass...

Connecticut Legislators Push for Economy-Wide Carbon Pricing

On March 14th, the Connecticut legislature’s Environment Committee held a hearing on HB 5363, a bill designed to expand the reach of carbon pricing regulation. So far, only Connecticut’s power sector is covered, through a regional cap-and-trade system– the Regional...