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In their own words: Local leaders urge Congress to act on climate

By Lisa Frank

“Climate change poses a very serious threat, but also a significant economic opportunity for our city and our nation. Fayetteville is committed to working with leaders of other cities, states, universities, and businesses to combat climate change by supporting a low-carbon economy and creating good jobs in energy efficiency and renewable energy.” – Lioneld Jordan, Mayor, City of Fayetteville, AR

02/17/22
                                                               

Model Laws for Deep Carbonization in the U.S.

This website provides more than 2000 model and actual federal, state and local laws that legislatures can customize and adopt in order to achieve deep reductions in fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.

01/31/22
                                                               

Infographic: Top 10 States for LEED in 2021

The ranking highlights U.S. leaders in sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings.

Now in its 12th year, the annual Top 10 States for LEED list is based on the gross square footage of LEED-certified space per capita added in each U.S. state over the past year, using 2020 census data.

01/26/22
                                                               

100% Clean Energy Collaborative – Table of 100% Clean Energy States

Adopted by order of the Arizona Commerce Commission in May 2021, extending and expanding the existing state RPS. Docket number RU-00000A-18-0284.

01/04/22
                                                               

Top states for solar energy

Green energy offers several benefits to energy consumers – which is why it has been growing in popularity in recent years. One of the most important factors is energy independence. By investing in solar energy, residences can decrease their dependence on the electric grid, retain a steady supply of power during times of high demand, and possibly lower their energy costs over time.

11/29/21
                                                               

U.S. Energy Information Administration

Petroleum prices, supply and demand information from the Energy Information Administration – EIA – Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government…

09/24/21
                                                               

The number of lives that clean energy could save, by U.S. state

The United States can achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while creating half a million new jobs, modernizing the energy infrastructure, and avoiding hundreds of thousands of needless deaths, according to the comprehensive Net Zero America study by researchers at Princeton University.  The study concluded that the price tag for a major energy transition would be no more than the current system costs.

08/11/21
                                                               

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

According to new data from the Rhodium Group analyzed by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, warming temperatures and changing rainfall will drive agriculture and temperate climates northward, while sea level rise will consume coastlines and dangerous levels of humidity will swamp the Mississippi River valley.

11/28/20