Democratic lawmakers in two of the nation's most populous states are pushing legislation to punish the fossil fuel industry for its apparent role in causing droughts, wildfires and other disasters exacerbated by climate change.
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The nonprofit consortium that oversees much of the nation’s building codes just gave the construction and gas industries more control over the process.
The Energy Sustainability Committee (ESC) was appointed in 2013 by the East Hampton Town Board to assist the Town in its participation in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Smart Communities Program.
Governor Cuomo Executes the Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Agreement and Signs Historic Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by former Vice President Al Gore, today executed the nation’s largest offshore wind agreement and the single largest renewable energy procurement by any state in U.S. history – nearly 1,700 megawatts -with the selection of two offshore wind projects, that will create enough energy to power over 1 million homes, create more than 1,600 jobs, and result in $3.2 billion in economic activity. Governor Cuomo also signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, or CLCPA, which adopts the most ambitious and comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation in the country.
This toolkit is designed to highlight just a few examples of proactive and forward-thinking New York municipal leaders utilizing existing state and federal programs to transform their communities toward a 21st century clean energy future. Each of the case studies includes a description of the programs used, the process from vision to fruition, and essential lessons learned.
The NYC Carbon Challenge is a voluntary leadership initiative and public-private partnership between the NYC Mayor’s Office and leaders in the private, institutional, and non-profit sectors who have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 30% or more over ten years. The Mayor’s Office provides programmatic support and resources to assist participants in their efforts to reduce GHG emissions and help the City achieve its goal of reducing citywide emissions 80% by 2050.
Last month, Washington D.C. passed one of the most ambitious pieces of climate legislation (Legislation here:http://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0904?FromSearchResults=true) in U.S. history – The Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 – which requires the city to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2032 and to invest millions of dollars in clean energy and sustainability projects that will benefit all D.C. residents.