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As centers of population and energy use, cities generate a majority of our climate emissions. Local governments play a critical role in reducing emissions and in making communities resilient to climate change.

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Climate Solutions: How Mayors and Businesses Are Working Together
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America’s Pledge can drive and tally U.S. climate action
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Strengthening Energy Efficiency Programs for Low-Income Communities

Energy efficiency programs offer an effective way to reduce energy consumption and address energy burden. These programs are particularly beneficial to low-income households, which spend a higher percentage of their income on energy bills. There are many energy efficiency programs …

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Alliance for a Sustainable Future Sustainability Questionnaire: Preliminary Results

The Alliance for a Sustainable Future is a collaborative effort between The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. The Alliance is made up of Mayors and businesses who are interested in working together to …

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Action on VW settlement heating up as summer approaches
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Microgrids: What Every City Should Know

Cities are at the forefront of the national conversation about climate change. Increasingly, elected officials and city residents are finding ways to deploy more clean energy and reduce their carbon footprints. They are also looking for ways to reduce the …

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Helping small businesses become more resilient
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Cities and businesses can make more resilient communities by working together
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The clean-energy transition is powering the U.S. economy
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Award winners extend climate leadership to customers, community