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Ecoright Speaks podcast, episode 8: Conservative eco-activists Kiera O’Brien and Alex Posner discuss carbon dividends

On Tuesdays, we drop podcast episodes! (A prize for whoever gets the reference…) Anyone who is worried about the future of America can rest easy knowing that Kiera O’Brien and Alex Posner are heading up climate change efforts for their generation and beyond.   By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN These two ambitious, thoughtful, smart, kind people join me […]

August 4th

Students for Carbon Dividends organizes student government leaders

Yesterday, Students for Carbon Dividends announced that more than 350 student government groups from colleges and universities in all 50 states, representing more than four million students, signed onto the “Students Government Leaders’ Statement on Carbon Dividends,” one of the largest statements of student body presidents in U.S. history. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “We […]

July 30th

If you liked it then you should have put a carbon tax on it…

Why is carbon pricing the biggest piece of the climate solutions pie? Externalities, man. By Sarah Lazarovic Yes! magazine In economics, an externality refers to a side effect of a commercial activity that isn’t reflected in the cost of the thing you’re buying. Externalities can be both negative (air pollution) and positive (education). Once you […]

July 18th

Carbon pricing works: the largest-ever study puts it beyond doubt

Putting a price on carbon should reduce emissions, because it makes dirty production processes more expensive than clean ones, right? That’s the economic theory. Stated baldly, it’s obvious, but there is perhaps a tiny chance that what happens in practice might be something else. By Paul Burke, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; […]

July 14th

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, […]

EcoRight climate change news for the week of June 26

Last Friday in June…. The year 2020 is both moving incredibly slow and at warp speed. Yesterday was my grandmother’s 103rd birthday and she says time keeps speeding up, so buckle in! By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must listen: EcoRight Speaks episode two is live! Check out my discussion with Lance Lawson and his father, Brian […]

June 26th

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

Price on Carbon: Adding winemakers to the climate conversation

The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is known for producing excellent cool-climate wines. The majority of the region’s 140 wineries are located in New York’s conservative 23rd congressional district, where they hold real influence. “Vineyards line the three lakes in Republican Congressman Tom Reed’s district and contribute greatly to the economy there,” says […]

​EcoRight veteran Alex Bozmoski to lead field-wide climate initiatives

Today, DEPLOY/US and republicEn.org jointly announced that Alex Bozmoski, Managing Director of republicEn.org, will transition to a new role as Vice President for Programs with DEPLOY/US. By EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “We’re thrilled to have Alex join our senior leadership team,” said Andrea Yodsampa, CEO and founder of DEPLOY/US. “Alex is a highly respected leader in […]