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Michigan Governor Whitmer’s Big Step Forward on Climate Leadership

Yesterday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a broad set of actions called the MI Healthy Climate Plan to help move the state toward a healthier and more prosperous future. The headline grabber is a bold and ambitious goal for Michigan to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2050, es […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Climate, Clean Energy, and Environmental Justice in Massachusetts: The Legislature’s Next Move

The Massachusetts Senate and House have each passed important bills for advancing climate, clean energy, and environmental justice. Here’s how the final steps can land us in the right place for this year. First, details about a key piece of the first sentence above: It was down to the wire, but the […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

The THRIVE Resolution Puts Forth a Bold and Just Economic and Climate agenda

Last week, the Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE) resolution was introduced in the House by Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM). THRIVE has 85 original Congressional cosponsors and has been endorsed by more than 200 organizations—including the Union of Concerned Scie […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Will BP Finally Succeed at Moving Beyond Petroleum? To Survive, It Must.

I sat down with Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison -- the “Kanye West of Solar” -- to discuss what the future holds for BP and other major oil and gas companies that are looking to transition from being an O&G company into an energy company of the future. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Trade Groups Must Be Challenged for Their Harmful Climate Deception

No company should get kudos for splashy climate pledges unless it also insists that the industry groups it supports are working toward its stated climate goals. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.