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Business Roundtable endorses carbon pricing

The Business Roundtable, a trade association comprised of some of the U.S.’s biggest and most influential companies, announced its support for “well-designed market-based mechanism and other supporting policies” to address climate change. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN A statement found on the BRT website reads: “Unchecked, climate poses significant environmental, economic, public health and security threats to […]

September 21st

Climate Leadership Council founder Ted Halstead, dead at 52

Hearts are heavy at team republicEn.org upon learning of the untimely death of  Climate Leadership Council founder and CEO Ted Halstead, who died in a hiking accident last week. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN From his TED talk in 2017 (watch it at the bottom of this page!) to his relentless pursuit of the Baker-Shultz carbon dividends plan, he […]

September 9th

EcoRight News: Carbon dividends is Utah’s pro-business climate solution

The mayor of Heber City, Utah, Kelleen Potter, was joined by Bill Rappleye, president and CEO of the Draper Area Chamber of Commerce and Dallin Koecher, the executive director of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, to announce in a Deseret News op-ed the launch of Utahns for Carbon Dividends.   By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “As a red state, […]

July 15th

Austin, Texas, puts a price on carbon

Like many cities, Austin, Texas, has a range of energy options available to its citizens: coal, natural gas, wind, solar, and so on. Until recently, the economics of Austin’s energy mix meant that the city was running its coal plant regularly, even when cleaner options were available. Why? Because the economics didn’t take into account all […]

EcoRight climate change news for the week of July 3

🎆Happy Independence Day!🎆 We’ll keep this week’s EcoRight climate change news of the week short so you can get on with your holiday weekend. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must listen: In our third episode of the EcoRight Speaks, I’m joined by special guest, friend of the republicEn.org team, Nick Huey. We cover a range of issues, […]

Citizens’ Climate Lobby applauds Sens. Braun, Stabenow, Graham & Whitehouse for agriculture, climate bill

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have introduced a bipartisan bill called the Growing Climate Solutions Act. According to the senators’ press release, the bill “will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart […]

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced a budget hit on California’s climate mandates

Democratic Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed funding cuts to deal with what has been projected as a revenue deficit of $54 billion as a consequence of the economic response to the coronavirus. The state’s carbon cap-and-trade program pays for climate programs, which includes incentives for buying clean cars, electric buses, and off-road freight equipment, but as with […]

May 19th

DC passes strong clean energy bill – including a price on carbon

After a multi-year, grassroots-led campaign, today the Washington, D.C., City Council passed the strongest climate legislation anywhere in the country. The Clean Energy D.C. Act of 2018 is a concrete, binding, and specific law that will reduce the city’s emissions 44% by 2032. By Jamie DeMarco Citizens’ Climate Lobby The new law will put a small price […]

December 19th

What YOU can do RIGHT NOW to help pass Washington State’s carbon fee initiative

Tomorrow, the residents of the State of Washington will vote directly on proposition I-1631 which would establish a pollution fee. Proponents of the initiative have stated the difference between a “pollution fee” and a “carbon tax” is that the fee must go directly towards funding solutions. Other US states have passed cap and trade systems […]

November 5th

Carbon fees take center stage in Washington State and Canada – what it means for you

Economists like to talk about “efficiency.” What does that mean? It means using the power of the free market to obtain results that are socially desirable. The alternative is mandating outcomes by government regulation. So-called conservatives love to carry on about the curse of regulations, and they have a point. Economic alternatives such as carbon […]

November 1st