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Carbon Free Boston — Or How to Save the World in a Few Easy Steps

Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission has just released Carbon Free Boston, which outlines a pathway to a carbon-free city by 2050.  It’s a thoughtful and careful report.  My immediate reaction was two-fold.  Of course we have to do all this and … Continue reading

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On Repeat: Courts Again Uphold Low Carbon Fuel Standard Programs

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld – for the second time – California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (“LCFS”) against constitutional challenges brought by industry groups. The case, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey (9th Cir. 2019) (No. 17-16881) (“Rocky … Continue reading

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US appeals court says California can set its own Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Enlarge / Ethanol Plant, Milton, Wisconsin. (credit: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Late last week, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit published an opinion (PDF) stating that California's regulation of fuel sales based on a lifecycle analysis of … Continue reading

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Who Needs a Carbon Tax When We Can Raise the Real Estate Excise Tax?

Governor Baker announced today that, as part of his FY 2020 budget, he would be proposing to increase the real estate excise tax in order to fund the Global Warming Solutions Trust Fund.  The Governor stated that, in the long run, … Continue reading

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Some Suggested Principles for Individual Carbon Offsets

Photo by Mircea Iancu on Pexels.com I’ll confess up front that I am not a fan of offsets. Addressing climate change will require people in the developed world to live with a smaller carbon footprint. We need to redefine the … Continue reading

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