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

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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. 

Data Sources

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:

State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) 

Center for a New Energy Economy

An analysis tool that identifies “gaps” in state renewable energy, efficiency, grid infrastructure, and other clean energy policies.

State Energy Efficiency Scorecard 

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.

Adaptation Clearinghouse and State Adaptation Progress Tracker 

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. 

Bill Tracking Database 

National Caucus of State Legislators

A weekly updated database of state bills across dozens of subtopics, including energy and environment.

State Healthy Soil Policy Map 

Nerds for Earth

A crowd-sourced policy tracker for curating state legislation supporting soil health.

U.S. Food Waste Policy Finder 

ReFED and Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic

A data explorer for current food waste policy at the federal and state level.

Grid Modernization Index 

GridWise Alliance

Periodic report that evaluates and ranks the status of grid modernization efforts across all 50 states.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) 

NC Clean Energy Technology Center

A comprehensive database of 40+ types of incentives, standards, and other policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Refrigerant Resources 

Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institution (AHRI)

Tracks state commitments, targets, and legislation to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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