6 States Considering Carbon Pricing

Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington all have proposed legislation exploring carbon pricing as option for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Although the idea of a carbon price is not new, it is increasingly seen as a key climate solution in the leadup to the U.N. climate talks in Paris in December. Six major oil and gas companies, including …

Community Purchase/Collective Buying of Leafs Made Prices $8600 Cheaper before Tax Credits

Boulder County invited Adams and Denver counties to team up with Vote Solar—a nonprofit advocacy organization that administers programs to facilitate residential solar group purchases*—to create Solar Benefits Colorado and engage EV manufacturers and dealers to see if the same rationale could be applied to pooled purchases of EVs. It turns out it can: Originally through October 31, 2015 and …

A $4.8tr opportunity not yet grasped – steps for banks to protect clients from climate change risks, tap historic dividend

Cross-posted from Business Green, by Lauren Compere, Boston Common Asset Management on 30 Oct 2015 The build-up to a new international climate agreement has seen 55 countries specify the amount of funding they require to deliver the mitigation and adaptation projects needed to keep global warming below 2°C.  This totals $4.8tr, more than the entire GDP of Japan or Germany, and represents …