An Act relative to creating energy jobs in Massachusetts, H3473, has a hearing scheduled on 7/18/17 from 10:30 am – 1 pm. The bill, authored by Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose, includes carbon pricing as a key pillar in its plan to reduce reliance on nonrenewable energy sources.
Carbon Pricing State Updates
The House bill (HB5369) to establish a carbon price in Rhode Island was heard in committee on May 17th and held for further study. The status is available here, and the bill language can be found here.
A bill to study carbon pricing in New Hampshire, SB123, was voted “Inexpedient to Legislate” by a 10-9 vote in the House Science, Technology and Energy Committee. The bill had previously passed the Senate. Both majority and minority reports were issued. More information is available here: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=910&sy=2017&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2017&txtbillnumber=SB123&q=1
The bill text, S 0365, is available here: https://track.govhawk.com/bills/910041
Four proposals to price carbon emissions and simultaneously boost the economy have been introduced in Vermont. The bills vary in how they would allocate revenue from a carbon price and the key provisions are included below along with a link to the bill. H.528: Would double the earned income tax credit for low-income Vermont residents, […]
The fee would start at $15 per ton of CO2, increasing by $5 per ton annually. 25% of funds would go toward climate resilience, efficiency and other renewable energy programs, 30% would provide dividends to employers in the state, 40% would provide dividends to state residents, while no more than five percent would go toward […]
The bill, which establishes a study commission (SB123), passed the Senate on February 9th and was taken up by the House on March 7th. More information is available here: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=910&sy=2017&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2017&ddlsponsors=209061