Climate XChange Staff

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What the New Federal Climate Bill Means for State Policy

This Sunday, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 through the budget reconciliation process. The bill contains many provisions originally included in President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation, including almost $370 billion for climate investments.  Overall, the bill has...

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Policy Explainer: Creating Renewable Energy Markets Through Solar Carve-Outs

Climate XChange’s Dashboard Digest is a deep dive on each of the policies that we track in the State Climate Policy Dashboard and an exploration of how these policies can interact with one another to form a robust policy landscape....

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Policy Explainer: Creating Demand for Clean Energy with Renewable Portfolio Standards

Climate XChange’s Dashboard Digest is a deep dive on each of the policies that we track in the State Climate Policy Dashboard and an exploration of how these policies can interact with one another to form a robust policy landscape....

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The Supreme Court Stripped EPA’s Power to Cut Emissions — How Can States Respond?

In a 6–3 ruling released Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down the EPA’s ability to broadly regulate emissions. This decision will make it exceedingly difficult for the United States to reduce its greenhouse gas pollution in time to avoid the...

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Policy Explainer: Building Foundations for Renewable Energy through Net Metering

Climate XChange’s Dashboard Digest is a deep dive on each of the policies that we track in the State Climate Policy Dashboard and an exploration of how these policies can interact with one another to form a robust policy landscape....

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Policy Primer: Unlocking Renewable Energy Potential through Policy Stacking

Climate XChange’s Dashboard Digest is a deep dive on each of the policies that we track in the State Climate Policy Dashboard and an exploration of how these policies can interact with one another to form a robust policy landscape....

Introducing the State Climate Policy Dashboard

Our brand new State Climate Policy Dashboard (The Dashboard) serves as a one-stop shop for all things state climate policy. The Dashboard has two main components: 1) the State Climate Policy Tracker, which tracks 51 climate policies across all 50...

COP26 is Over, Here are Key Takeaways from International and State-Level Action

The UNFCCC’s 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) wrapped up last Friday. What was accomplished over the two weeks of negotiations? Below we outline key takeaways for the future of state-level and international climate action. State-Level Takeaways By Noa Dalzell, State Climate...

Landmark Climate Bill Introduced In Maryland

The Climate Crisis and Education Act (CCEA), introduced in Maryland this session, incentivizes the reduction of carbon pollution emissions, and its passage would put Maryland on a commonsense, practical pathway toward a sustainable, vibrant economy.  The bill sets new statewide, greenhouse...