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Mass. Interfaith Power & Light
14 Collins Road
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

How Carbon Pricing Affects Low- and Moderate Income People.

An Act Combating Climate Change; Senate 1821- Senator Mike Barrett (D-Lexington)
Returns all carbon pricing revenues to the public and businesses.

An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Create Jobs; House 1726 - Rep. Jen Benson (D-37th Middlesex)
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.

 

In News

To love God and neighbor, put a price on carbon pollution by Rabbi Katy Allen, president, Jewish Climate Action Network and rabbi of Ma'yan Tikvah & Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and in the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ.
Metrowest Daily News, October 22, 2017

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

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

 

More on Carbon Pricing

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

 

green electricity

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

 

green electricity

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

green electricity

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.

 

green electricity

CONGRESSIONAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS CAUCUS

MA IP&L Sign on to USCAN Climate Solutions Caucus letter urging congressional action on climate change.

 

 

 

 

Mass. Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a religious response to climate change. Our mission is to: Assist faith communities, their members and the public to decrease their carbon dioxide emissions & energy costs; educate people on why climate change is a matter of morality and justice; and increase public understanding of policies that will lead to a sustainable future.