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An Equitable Clean Energy Transition Underway in Illinois

In a recent victory for climate activists, Illinois passed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, known as CEJA, with bipartisan support. The bill, signed into law on September 15, 2021, outlines a bold plan to phase out fossil fuel use...

States Set to Lead the Climate Charge in 2022

For climate advocates and individuals concerned about the climate crisis, the year 2021 started off with a renewed hope for federal-level climate action. In fact, the swearing in of President Biden was accompanied by a flurry of executive actions to...

SCPN Spotlight: Jeff Peterson on Climate Resilience Infrastructure in Virginia 

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

A Look at Environmental Justice Issues in Maryland

Clean air and water are not always guaranteed to all Marylanders. Environmentalists across the state are pushing to bring more attention to issues of environmental justice. As part of this effort, advocates are attempting to add an amendment to the...

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A Note to Our Community: An SCPN Leadership Change

I am so excited to share that starting next week, the State Climate Policy Network will be managed by the incredible Kristen Soares. After three years directing this network, I will be leaving Climate XChange to work full-time on reducing...

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The Role of Microgrids in Building Climate Resilience in Boston’s Frontline Communities 

Current Threats Sea-Level Rise in Boston Extreme Weather & Climate Weak Infrastructure Microgrids What are Microgrids? Benefits of Microgrids Local Microgrid Efforts Challenges of Microgrids Looking Ahead As renewable energy continues to grow and influence the energy sector, large scale electricity grids need to adapt, especially in urban and coastal...

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SCPN Spotlight: Dainee Gibson-Webb on Equitable Activism with the Idaho Conservation League

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

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New Climate XChange Report: Investing in a Better Massachusetts

An Analysis of Job Creation and Community Benefits from Green Investments This report analyzes the potential job creation and quality of life benefits from investing in clean transportation, sustainable development, clean energy, energy efficiency, and natural resource conservation in Massachusetts. These...

Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer

Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer is a report by Lucy Davis-Hup, Emerson Johnston, Mridhu Khanna, and Sudhanshu Mathur, all of whom are State Carbon Pricing Network Fellows at Climate XChange.The next game-changing actor on the carbon...

Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

This report analyzes the potential jobs and community health benefits created by a sample portfolio of investments in Washington State. We find that investing in clean transportation, forest conservation and ecosystem restoration, clean energy, water and energy efficiency, low carbon...

Cap-and-Trade in California: Health and Climate Benefits Greatly Outweigh Costs

We compare the costs of greenhouse gas reduction programs to the value of reducing the worldwide dangers of climate change and of improving health outcomes to determine whether the programs are a cost-effective means for spending large amounts of state...

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2021 In Review: A Look at our Top Articles

2021 is coming to a close, and it’s been a year of massive changes — both good and bad. We’re still coping with new variants of COVID-19, which have thrown the world into another period of distress, and recent weather...

The Future of California: Up in Flames or Dried to a Crisp?

As a local Southern Californian, I have grown up seeing the whirlwind of climate change impacts become increasingly worse. My schools grew to be flooded with flyers telling us to limit water usage, state-wide news channels switched between covering town-wide...

The Trolley Problem and the Climate

This article was submitted by a member of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) — a rapidly-growing program within the organization that includes more than 16,000 advocates and policymakers across the country who are pushing for effective and equitable climate...

Renewable Energy and the Potential for Expansion in the West

The last decade has shown a significant increase in clean energy and sustainability efforts, as the effects of climate change have forced policymakers, corporations, and consumers to reckon with the adverse impacts of burning fossil fuels. In the past twenty...

SCPN Spotlight: Jason Bohner on Supporting Youth Activism

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

Rethinking Carbon Neutrality in Higher Education

This article was submitted by a member of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) — a rapidly-growing program within the organization that includes more than 16,000 advocates and policymakers across the country who are pushing for effective and equitable climate...

Why Energy Monopolies Don’t Work 

Americans across the country have learned to simply accept their utility rates, opting to try and change their own behaviors rather than demand that their provider lower the bill. For many of us, we don’t actually have the freedom to...

SCPN Spotlight: Graham Christensen on Regenerative Agriculture and Natural Climate Solutions

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

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