Climate Change Policy

(Document - 7/30/2019)
Energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) have been a key tool for delivering energy savings in states across the country. Now states are looking to their energy efficiency policies to do more. New approaches to EERS can help them meet aggressive...
(Blog Post - 7/22/2019)
As the United States swelters from yet another heat wave, much greater utility transformation — with energy efficiency at its core — will be needed to address the rise in extreme weather events and other factors linked to climate change. Yet state...
(Document - 7/1/2019)
The comments were delivered in reference to Case 18-M-0084: In the Matter of a Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Initiative. 
(Press Release - 6/19/2019)
Statement of Steven Nadel, executive director The Affordable Clean Energy Rule (ACE), announced today by the US Environmental Protection Agency, misses a large opportunity to slash carbon emissions, reduce air pollution, and save money. The rule...
(Document - 3/6/2019)
A letter submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality referencing the Re-Proposed Action to Develop Regulations to Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17), 9VAC5 Chapter...
(Document - 1/7/2019)
Many local governments have adopted community-wide goals for increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This set of briefs examines three high-impact energy efficiency policies that can help cities meet these goals. The...
(Blog Post - 1/3/2019)
Across North America, efforts to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions are growing, creating a market-based incentive to reduce emissions and energy use. Currently 14 US states and Canadian provinces plus one US city have done so, with seven...
(Document - 1/2/2019)
Efforts to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, with approaches including carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs currently in effect in 15 states and provinces plus one city. Several other states and provinces are also...
(Blog Post - 12/12/2018)
Recent major climate reports highlight public interest in addressing climate change. There is broad agreement that we won’t achieve carbon reduction goals without cutting emissions from the industrial sector, which accounts for more than a fifth of...
(Blog Post - 10/23/2018)
Energy-saving efforts continue to deliver vast gains, but their progress is slowing and will need at least a doubling of investment in order to reach global sustainability goals, according to the International Energy Agency’s new Energy Efficiency...