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Local Action, Global Commitments: The Private Sector’s Role in International Climate Policy
Local Action, Global Commitments: The Private Sector’s Role in International Climate Policy

ThThe UN’s latest report on climate change sends a clear message –– keep man-made global warming impacts to 1.5 degrees celsius, or face irreversible consequences as a result. President Trump’s decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris Agreement and rollback Obama-era climate...

[Massachusetts] End of Session Climate Policy Summary

With the Massachusetts’ two-year legislative session over, we summarize the climate action policies lawmakers decided to make into law. Massachusetts’ two-year legislative session is over and lawmakers have decided on the climate policies that they want to become law. With negotiations...

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...

Art Makes Its Way Into The Climate Conversation

by JULIA MARQUES, MARCH 27th, 2018 Climate change can be talked about in various contexts; scientific, political, financial and geographical, to name a few. But what about in artistic terms? What if the art world were to really embrace climate change...

Recent Cannabis Regulations Take Energy Efficiency to a Higher Level

by SAM MILTON PRINCIPAL OF CLIMATE RESOURCES GROUP Ι MARCH, 7TH, 2018 At yesterday’s public meeting at the Massachusetts State House, the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) agreed to include recommendations from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs in their...

Bomb-cyclone strikes again, exposing the looming threat of climate change

by MARIA VIRGINIA OLANO POLICY AND RESEARCH FELLOW MARCH, 6TH, 2018 Last Friday, Boston experienced a bomb-cyclone, resulting in the third-highest storm tide on record, at almost 15 feet. The Nor’easter struck a mere seven weeks since I wrote a piece...

What’s in the Senate Clean Energy Omnibus Bill

by TIM CRONIN, POLICY ASSOCIATE Earlier today the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change released its final clean energy omnibus bill. The 71-page document contains over 100 sections addressing nearly every topic in clean energy. Below is a breakdown...

Upcoming Transportation Emissions Listening Tour

Fact Sheet Prep yourself to give input at the Baker Administration's upcoming transportation sector emissions listening tour, beginning on October 31st. Here's what you need to know. Click here to get a printable copy of the Fact Sheet that you can bring...