Policy

ECC Joins More Than 450 Organizations, Individuals & Businesses Calling for 100% Renewable Energy in U.S.

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Following participation by ECC Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs Felipe Floresca on a panel, sponsored by Environment America, urging a shift to 100 percent renewable energy, ECC is among hundreds … Read More

Rhode Island Roundup

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Energize Rhode Island Lobbies for Climate Action, Highlighting Oceans The Energize RI campaign – a coalition of associations, businesses and nonprofit organizations, including EC Rhode Island, formed … Read More

EC Seattle, NW SEED Awarded $60,000 Grant To Pursue Equitable Access to Solar Energy

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EC Seattle and Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (NW SEED) have partnered to win a $60,000 grant to craft and pursue local policies bridging what they call a stark “green divide” i… Read More

EPA Releases Proposed Rules on Clean Energy Incentive Program, Despite High Court Stay of Clean Power Plan

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed rules for the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) Clean Energy Incentive Program  (CEIP), despite the Supreme Court’s stay of the CPP itself.… Read More

ECC Supports the WATER Act

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ECC has lent its support to the federal Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act, which would provide dedicated funding to keep U.S. water and sewer systems updated and protect drinki… Read More

Cuyahoga County Council Creates Sustainability Department

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The Cuyahoga County Council has voted unanimously to create a county Department of Sustainability that will enhance job creation and economic growth efforts by supporting businesses that provide environmentally-s… Read More

EC Cleveland Director Supports Creation of Cuyahoga County Sustainability Department

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Noting that Cuyahoga County, Ohio, was ranked fourth worst in the nation for greenhouse gas emissions in 2008, Emerald Cities (EC) Cleveland Director Shanelle Smith recently testified at a hearing of the County C… Read More

Ordinance to Form Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee Passed in San Francisco

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Thanks to the collaborative efforts of local lawmakers and community-based organizations including Emerald Cities (EC) San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee recently signed an ordinance establishing an appointed seven-memb… Read More

NYC Mayor de Blasio Unveils Plan to Dramatically Cut GHG Emissions, Curb Climate Change

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Public Buildings Will Save Money, Create Jobs As the historic People’s Climate March swept through New York City on September 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an ambitious pl… Read More

Emerald Cities Seattle Supports Bold Policies on Climate Action

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Seattle has set a bold goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, along with a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that provides a pathway to get there.  According to the CAP, the current pace of energy efficiency upgrades in… Read More

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