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Waban, MA 02468

Phone: 617-244-0755

MIPandL@MIPandL.org

 

Education and Advocacy

fact sheetGet the Facts on Climate Change and Carbon Pricing

Growing the clean energy sector is not only goodfor the environment, it is good for the Massachusetts economy.

Climate Change in Massachusetts

Climate change could have an enormous impact on Massachusetts. Intensifying storms could erode precious coast line and wreak havoc on aging infrastructure. Failing to address this danger could cost us billions of dollars to protect buildings and homes, and billions more to repair the damage to the environment and public health.

Click here to download the fact sheet.

State House News Service: Carbon Pricing Bill Gains MoreFollowers in Legislature

 

2017 Carbon Pricing Bills

S. 1821, Sen. Barrett's  revenue-neutral carbon pricing bill.

H. 1726, Rep. Benson's carbon pricing bill which returns 80% of fees to individuals and businesses and allocates 20% to cities and towns for a "green infrastructure" fund, and for the impacts of climate change.

How Carbon Pricing Affects Low- and Moderate Income People.

 

In News

Want to protect the climate? Time for carbon pricing by Naomi Oreskes, Harvard Professor and board chairman, Protect Our Winters, and Jeremy Jones, founder, Protect Our Winters, Boston Globe, May 3, 2017 

State's time to lead on climate is now by Marc Breslow, Ph.D., Policy & Research director of Climate XChange, and Juliette Rooney-Varga, Director of Climate Change Initiative at UMass-Lowell, Lowell Sun, April 26, 2017

Defying Trump, these state leaders are trying to impose their own carbon taxes by Chelsea Harvey, Washington Post, May 12, 2017

 

An Act Combating Climate Change
Senate Docket 1021
Senator Mike Barrett (C-Lexington)

An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Create Jobs
House Docket 1504
Rep. Jen Benson (D-37th Middlesex)

Carbon Pricing Basics – Barrett and Pacheco Bills Set for Hearing 10/27/15 at 1 PM — State House Rm. B-1. Please come!

Watch a 5 minute video in which Climate XChange founder Jessica Langerman explains why we need a carbon tax in Massachusetts

Leonardo DiCaprio's Green World Rising website profiles the MA Carbon Fee and Rebate Movement

Why a Carbon Fee and Rebate Helps the MA Economy, Creates Jobs & Lowers Emissions
Read the Climate XChange's 2-page summary.

A Primer on a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee and Rebate in MA and the British Columbia experience
by Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder of MIP&L, February, 2014

The Impact of a Carbon Fee and Rebate in Massachusetts
Presentation by REMI Economic Modelling Consultants, July 2013

Modeling the Economic, Demographic, and Climate Impact of a Carbon Fee and Rebate in Massachusetts
Full Paper by Scott Nystrom and Ali Zaidi of REMI

The Economic Case For a National Carbon Fee and Rebate – REMI
View REMI Economist Scott Nystrom's presentations at the Citizen's Climate Lobby in Washington DC in June, 2014 – now on You Tube!

The economics of a carbon Fee and Rebate

Emissions reductions from a carbon Fee and Rebate

For more information check out The Climate XChange

 

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Mass. IP&L letter to Gov. Baker urging strengthening of RGGI cap

 

DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS AND REINVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY

To Divest or Not to Divest by Vince Maraventano, MIP&L News, June 2013

Deciding on Divestment from Fossil Fuels: From Congregations to Kitchen Tables
MIP&L Forum at Hancock Church, Lexington, May 14, 2014

Divesting from Fossil Fuel Companies; Considerations for Churches and People of Faith
Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, President MA Conference of United Church of Christ, presented at MIP&L Forum at Hancock Church, May 14, 2014

Divest from Fossil Fuels: Invest in the New Economy
Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies, MIP&L Forum, May 14, 2014

Listen to Bill Moyer's Interview of Ellen Dorsey of Wallace Global Fund and Tom Van Dyk of RBS Canada, at Divest-Invest

For a good primer, read Building a Carbon-Free Equity Portfolio by the Aperio Group

Sophisticated investors can absorb the details at Responding to the Call for Fossil-fuel Free Portfolios Morgan Stanley/ESG Research, December 2013

Green Faith's Divest & Reinvest site has many faith resources

 

EPA CARBON POLLUTION RULES FOR NEW POWER PLANTS

Brief supporting the Clean Power Plan filed in District of Columbia Court of Appeals in June, 2016, by the Catholic Climate Covenant,the Evangelical Environmental Network, the National Council of Churches USA, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and many other faith community friends of the court.

Anti-Carbon Pollution Rally sponsored by The Sierra Club in Boston, November 4, 2013
Listen to remarks of MA IP&L Executive Director Vince Maraventano and other community leaders
on PBS' Steve Curwood's Living on Earth.

Statement in Support of Strict EPA Regulation of Carbon Pollution from New Power Plants by Vince Maraventano, MA IP&L Executive Director, at EPA Listening Session in Boston, November 4, 2013

Fighting Climate Change Caused by Power Plants (Federal and State Initiatives)
MA IP&L Educational Forum. June 2, 2013

Power Plan Carbon Standards: A Powerful Tool for Climate Action
Presentation by Rachel Cleetus, Sr. Economist, Union of Concerned Scientists, June 2, 2013

Fighting Climate Change Caused by Power Plants (State Initiatives: Coal Free MA
Presentation by Eugenia Gibbons, Environmental League of Massachusetts, June 2, 2013

Fighting Climate Change Caused by Power Plants - Next Steps to Action
Presentation by James O'Reilly, MA Interfaith Power & Light, Executive Committee, June 2, 2013

Addressing Industrial Carbon Pollution: EPA Safeguards for Power Plants
Interfaith Power & Light Fact Sheet

 

OPPOSE THE KINDER MORGAN GAS PIPELINE

Read why another natural gas pipeline through Massachusetts isn't necessary.

Does Massachusetts need more fracked gas?  The "rest of the story" on the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

 

 

 

Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a faith based response to climate change by promoting energy efficiency, environmental justice, green job training, and policies that will lead to a sustainable future.