State Climate Policy Tracker
Our state policy map tracks the passage and implementation of 50 climate policies across all 50 states. Darker colors on the map represent more policies passed. Click on the states below for up-to-date policies and emissions data.
Darker colors on the map represent more policies passed
Last Updated Nov. 2021
Methodology & Disclaimer
The State Climate Policy Dashboard tracks only passed policy, not policy under consideration. It is not intended to evaluate the quality of state policy or rank states. For the purpose of this map, some policies are weighted corresponding to their importance. The map data provided on this page is purely illustrative. Nothing on this page constitutes legal advice.
All information contained in this database is derived from information in the public domain. All information is collected by Climate XChange and subsequently reviewed by partner organizations and members of the State Climate Policy Network.
This is version 1.0 of the State Climate Policy Dashboard.
Much of the State Climate Policy Dashboard data is derived by existing online state policy trackers. For a detailed description of how each policy was tracked, download the data sheet above. Below is a running list of the databases used in this version of the Dashboard:
Center for a New Energy Economy
An analysis tool that identifies “gaps” in state renewable energy, efficiency, grid infrastructure, and other clean energy policies.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
An annual report and database that tracks and evaluates state energy efficiency, utility, buildings, transportation, and appliance policy.
Georgetown Climate Center
An online database that provides policymakers and others with information about how states across the U.S. are adapting to climate change and increasing their resilience.
National Caucus of State Legislators
A weekly updated database of state bills across dozens of subtopics, including energy and environment.
Nerds for Earth
A crowd-sourced policy tracker for curating state legislation supporting soil health.
ReFED and Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic
A data explorer for current food waste policy at the federal and state level.
Periodic report that evaluates and ranks the status of grid modernization efforts across all 50 states.
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
A comprehensive database of 40+ types of incentives, standards, and other policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institution (AHRI)
Tracks state commitments, targets, and legislation to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).