Clean Energy Policy Guide for State Legislatures

Cities are taking bold action to reduce emissions and develop climate-ready communities, but they can’t do it alone.  State and local government cooperation yields greater results. The Center for the New Energy Economy released The Clean Energy Policy Guide for State Legislatures, an interactive e-book with maps, charts, videos, links to reports and podcasts on leading […]

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U.S. House Calls for Near-Zero GHG Emissions by 2050

November 30, U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced a House Resolution calling for near-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, generating 50% of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

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Clean Technology for a Clean Environment

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and Shenzhen Low-Carbon Development Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 21st annual meeting of Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris. The climate collaborative agreement stems off of the Parties shared and firm belief that a clean environment and a strong economy can co-exist, and clean energy technology is one of the key paths to ensuring a clean environment and a prosperous future.

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“On the ClearPath” Interview with Aspen, CO

We continue our blog series with Aspen, CO, a long standing climate leader and forward thinking community. We sat down “virtually” with Chris Menges, Data Research & Project Planner for the City’s Canary Initiative to learn more about the City’s climate and sustainability goals as well as his experience with ClearPath.

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Defending the Clean Power Plan

On November 5th, ICLEI’s Local Climate Leaders Circle – a delegation of U.S. local elected officials who will travel with ICLEI USA to COP21 in Paris – issued a letter to EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy to underscore the importance of the Clean Power Plan to an international climate agreement. A delay in implementing the Clean Power Plan will considerably undermine the ability of the U.S. to negotiate with other countries for a meaningful agreement in Paris.

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Building energy efficiency and the Clean Power Plan

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.

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

Oberlin OH

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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