Category: Climate

All Things Not Being Equal: Equity, Race, and Metro Boston

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

What is the state of the American dream in Metro Boston? A new report takes a piercing look at how much the answer to that question still depends on race.

January 24, 2012 | Category: Climate

First Deep Look at Costs AND Benefits of Northeast Cap-and-Trade Program Shows it a Clear Winner

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

For three years, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – a collaborative effort of 10 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states – has been testing the nation's first cap-and-trade scheme to reduce carbon emissions.

December 12, 2011 | Category: Climate

Fueling Up for a New Conversation about Transportation Financing in Massachusetts

Since late this summer, Governor Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Murray have been calling for renewed debate – and an "adult conversation" – about transportation finance in the Commonwealth. Business-as-usual is 1) not sustainable and 2) can only undermine the State's aggressive climate and energy goals. Three recent reports offer rich fodder for that conversation to occur. Lizzi Weyant, Staff Attorney of MASSPIRG breaks them down to their key insights.

November 21, 2011 | Category: Climate

Massachusetts Unseats California as National Leader on Energy Efficiency

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

For the first time in the life of its energy efficiency scorecard, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named a state other than California in the number one spot. In a first guest post, Jeremy McDiarmid, Massachusetts Director of Barr-grantee Environment Northeast talks about what it took and what it means that Massachusetts is now the national leader on energy efficiency.

October 21, 2011 | Category: Climate

Generating Change

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Like many cities, Boston has a Climate Action Plan. Yet, the City has more than a plan for reducing its carbon footprint. It also has the engagement of multiple sectors of the community and their shared commitment to make big changes. A new report commissioned by the Barr Foundation details how.

December 29, 2010 | Category: Climate

Scaling Up Building Energy Retrofitting in U.S. Cities

A new report from Living Cities and the Institute for Sustainable Communities

December 09, 2010 | Category: Climate

More Extreme Heat Waves: Global Warming’s Wake Up Call

A new report from the National Wildlife Federation

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate

The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap

The Climate Gap focuses its sites on California to determine how vulnerable citizens across the United States will cope as the environment responds to climate change.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate

Major Tipping Points in Earth's Climate System and Consequences for the Insurance Sector

Lauren Woody

Guest Author · Former Program Assistant

Unchecked Climate change will put world at ‘tipping point’, WWF and Allianz report says.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate

Experiential Education in Boston's Pilot Schools: A Three-Year Demonstration Project

A report with the Center for Collaborative Education.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate