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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Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet: Santa Cruz Models Coastal Resilience and Green Business in Its Award-Winning ‘GreenWharf’ Initiative

The City of Santa Cruz sits on the fringes of California’s Silicon Valley, and is sometimes left out of the Valley’s regional affiliation. But in December 2016, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group acknowledged the City’s role as a valuable regional member and green business innovator for the Santa Cruz GreenWharf Initiative. The Silicon Valley Leadership […]

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Energy Efficiency in Low Income Communities

The EPA Clean Power Plan final rule, announced this week, includes a proposed early credit program for energy efficiency savings achieved in 2020 and 2021 in low-income communities. Through ICLEI’s Unite2Green program, young people in low-income communities are trained to deliver energy efficiency education to members of their community.

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