DASHBOARD DIGEST

The Dashboard Digest article series takes a deeper look into the policies that we track in the State Climate Policy Dashboard.

Photo Illustration: Amanda Pontillo, Climate XChange

The Dashboard Digest is intended to serve as a resource to state policy actors who are seeking to increase their understanding of climate policies, learn from experts in each policy area, and view examples of states that have passed model policies.

Each Policy Area (Governance and Equity, Adaptation & Resilience, Electricity, Buildings & Efficiency, Transportation, Agriculture, and Industry, Materials & Waste Management) is broken down into categories of individual policies. The Dashboard Digest will examine each policy category through a guiding principle, framework, or theme to provide valuable context to analyze and design individual policies.

For each category, there will be a Policy Primer article that introduces the thematic framework for the policies that we track. Following this introductory article will be individual briefs on each policy including an in-depth description, policy components, and examples of model state policies that have been passed. We will utilize the strength of our State Climate Policy Network by including interviews with network members and stories from people on the ground working to pass climate policies.

Articles are released biweekly on Fridays. Stay tuned for updates on when new policy categories will be posted!

ELECTRICITY

Policies that increase renewable electricity, modernize the grid, and otherwise reduce emissions in the electricity sector

RENEWABLES & ENERGY STORAGE

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Policy Explainer: Expanding Access to Clean Energy with Shared Renewables

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: How Energy Storage Policies Can Allow Grids to Run on Renewables

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 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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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....

GRID & UTILITY REFORM

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Policy Explainer: How Utility Reform Can Align Profits with Climate Goals

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: Designing a Roadmap for Decarbonization with Clean Energy Plans

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: The Grid Isn’t Broken, But Still Needs Fixing

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....

BUILDINGS & EFFICIENCY

Policies that decarbonize and reduce energy use in the buildings sector

CLIMATE GOVERNANCE & EQUITY

Policies that establish targets, plans, accountability, and other important procedures to properly address climate and environmental justice

TRANSPORTATION

Policies that encourage electrification, reduce vehicle use, and otherwise reduce emissions in the transportation sector

ADAPTATION & RESILIENCE

Policies to prepare for the local impacts of the climate crisis and other environmental disasters

AGRICULTURE

Policies that promote healthy soil and regenerative agriculture, and reduce food waste

INDUSTRY, MATERIALS, & WASTE MANAGEMENT

Policies that limit Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, industrial emissions, and material waste