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As Federal Climate-Fighting Tools Are Taken Away, Cities and States Step Up

By Maggie Astor

Legislators in Colorado, historically a major coal state, have passed more than 50 climate-related laws since 2019. The liquor store in the farming town of Morris, Minn., cools its beer with solar power. Voters in Athens, Ohio, imposed a carbon fee on themselves. Citizens in Fairfax County, Va., teamed up for a year and a half to produce a 214-page climate action plan.


Policy Explainer: Creating Demand for Clean Energy with Renewable Portfolio Standards

Climate XChange’s Dashboard Digest is a deep dive on each of the policies that we track in the State Climate Policy Dashboard and an exploration of how these policies can interact with one another to form a robust policy landscape. The series is intended to serve as a resource to state policy actors who are seeking to increase their understanding of climate policies, learn from experts in each policy area, and view examples of states that have passed model policies. We’re beginning our series by exploring renewable energy and energy storage policies.


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


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.


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.


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…


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.


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.