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Signs of Hope for US Federal Climate Action in 2021

As we enthusiastically bid 2020 farewell, for many reasons 2021 is starting to feel like a year to be hopeful. While the roll-out of vaccines signal an impending slow-down to the pandemic, recent activity in DC is offering a similar glimpse to solutions on the horizon for the climate crisis.

Even a Recession Can’t Stop the Energy Transition

2020 has been quite the year: Virginia became the first southern state to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity. Houston, Dallas, and Kansas City announced carbon-neutrality goals. Several utilities announced plans to go coal-free. Fifteen states plus the District of Columbia committed to 100 percent zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles…

The Path to Meeting Paris Targets for the United States

An overflow crowd assembled today at the Climate Action Center at the IFEMA event hall in Madrid, where the COP25 climate conference is being held. From across the enormous conference center, people came to hear the news that even as the US federal government plans to withdraw from the Paris…

Fulfilling America’s Pledge

This blog originally appeared on the blog of the America’s Pledge website.  This blog post is the fourth in a series explaining how U.S. city, state and business leaders are working together to fulfill America’s Pledge on climate change through win-win solutions that are good for the climate, for…