Connecting Cities with Science

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ICLEI/Thriving Earth Exchange Pilot Project Partnership ICLEI USA and the American Geophysical Union (AGU)’s Thriving Earth Exchange® (TEX) have established a pilot partnership to advance both knowledge and practices contributing to resilient communities, and through activities to help mitigate the impact of climate change, natural hazards or natural disasters on lives and properties.  The pilot […]

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EnergySage & ICLEI Ally to Help Local Governments Boost Solar Energy Adoption

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Online solar marketplace equips cities with simple alternative to Solarize programs, gives residents the power of choice in evaluating solar systems, installers and financing options EnergySage and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA today announced that they have allied to help municipalities reach their renewable energy goals by advancing solar adoption in their communities. […]

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Building energy efficiency and the Clean Power Plan

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Energy efficiency serves as a compliance strategy for EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Energy efficiency in the building sector is touted as a “low-hanging fruit” for cities to take hold of, in order to lower overall carbon emissions. Indeed, energy efficiency opportunities are well understood and implemented in a variety of settings. And yet, energy efficiency as […]

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Clean Power Plan Clean Energy Incentive Program

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Today’s release of the Clean Power Plan, is a hugely important step in the fight against climate change.  Through energy productivity and renewable energy polices and programs, state and local governments have provided, and will continue to provide, meaningful carbon reductions and health benefits across the country. ICLEI’s technical assistance The Solar Outreach Partnership, our Solar Marketplace and our Climate Equity […]

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“On the ClearPath” Interview Series – Columbus, OH

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On the ClearPath interview series is an opportunity to highlight stories from ICLEI members and ClearPath users in an effort to share best practices and the user experience of ClearPath, ICLEI’s online emissions management platform. With over 300 local governments and regional agencies actively leveraging the platform to monitor and track their municipal and community […]

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Sustainability Success Series: Oberlin, OH “Live Learn Lead”

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City is awarded ICLEI’s Milestones 3, 4 and 5 for Monitoring & Verifying Emissions Reductions With the community slogan, “Live Learn Lead”, Oberlin, OH is certainly taking those words very seriously and demonstrating considerable action on the climate front. Oberlin released its highly anticipated 2012 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Update as an opportunity to provide an […]

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Cupertino’s Green Business Challenge: We Planned, We Challenged, We Saved A Lot of Money & Resources

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On a cool Bay Area evening on January 29th, 2015, I took a Cal Train trip to Cupertino, CA, to formally launch Cupertino’s Green Building Challenge.  After months of planning for this day, the day had come. This was my first time in Cupertino and my first Green Business Challenge event since taking over the […]

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New ICLEI USA Website

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We are pleased to announce the launch of ICLEI USA’s new website, icleiusa.org, and blog, CityTalk USA! These new ICLEI digital destinations provide an improved presentation of ICLEI action, and more importantly, better opportunity for you to engage with us so that together we can build more sustainable and resilient local communities. With over 25 […]

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An Introduction to the SE4ALL Building Efficiency Accelerator

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Recorded on June 23rd, 2015, this webinar was the first of a series hosted by ICLEI and the World Resources Institute (WRI) to raise awareness among ICLEI Members of your potential to double the global rate of energy efficiency improvements in the building sector by 2030 under the United Nation’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Global […]

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Breaking The Deadlock: Transport Pilots In San Francisco

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Recently ICLEI sat down with Timothy Papandreou – Director of Strategic Planning & Policy at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) – and asked him about the challenges and opportunities in the city. Below is his response. We are a city of 120km2, so we are actually quite small. We have about 825,000 people […]

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