Politics

More Than Half Of Nebraskans Guaranteed To Receive Clean Electricity By 2050 Thanks To Advocacy Around State’s Public Utilities

Wind energy capacity across the United States has been expanding rapidly for years, especially in Nebraska. From 2017 to 2018, the nation averaged an eight percent increase in wind energy capacity, but according to a report from the American Wind...

Secretary Haaland’s Unique Position to Lead Interior

On March 15, 2021, Representative Debra Haaland was confirmed for Secretary of the Interior in a historic vote. After a lengthy confirmation process the Senate voted in favor of her confirmation by a margin of 51-40. Senate Democrats voted unanimously...

The Youth-Led Fight for Climate Justice in Maine

In the face of historically exclusive spaces and performative actions, Maine youth are using their voices to flip the script through an unwavering focus on climate justice. The politics and demographics of Maine are indicative of a challenge faced by...

Next for TCI: Draft Model Rule, State Level Implementation, and New Findings on Program Benefits

The public comment period on the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program's (TCI-P) Draft Model Rule and processes for public engagement wraps up on May 7th.  Meanwhile, legislators in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are working to pass the legislation needed to...

Cleaning the New Jersey Commute: Electrifying Transport as a Step Toward Environmental Justice

Recently, the State of New Jersey has seen notable progress in addressing the climate crisis and environmental injustice. With a history of toxic pollution, environmental discrimination, and inequitable burdens across both race and class, New Jersey has begun to address...

Webinar Recap: How State Governments Can Help Communities Invest in Climate Resilience

It isn’t news that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is key to mitigating the disastrous effects of climate change. Policies and mechanisms that help achieve reduction goals to limit warming as much as possible can leave out the topic of how...

Understanding the New Massachusetts Climate Law

After a year-long legislative push, a sweeping update to Massachusetts climate policy is now law. In short, the new law sets higher statewide goals to cut emissions, while creating opportunities for the state to better prioritize environmental justice, nudge utilities...

Two Municipalities in New Hampshire are the First to Join Community Power Program

We often take for granted the complex systems that deliver electricity to our homes and businesses. While turning on a light may take only the simple action of flipping a switch, communities across the country are choosing better ways to...

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Major Climate Legislation in Rhode Island nears General Assembly Approval

The Rhode Island House and Senate are preparing to finalize Act on Climate 2021, the most serious piece of climate and energy legislation to pass in Rhode Island since the Resilient Rhode Island Act of 2014, the state’s first-ever comprehensive...