City/Local

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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The clean-energy transition is powering the U.S. economy
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Award winners extend climate leadership to customers, community
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Microgrids: Building tomorrow’s resilient, efficient, low-emissions electricity system
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Volkswagen Settlement Funding: What Cities Should Know

In October 2016, the U.S. government granted final approval of a $14.7 billion settlement against Volkswagen (VW) for equipping more than 500,000 of its diesel vehicles to cheat U.S. vehicle emissions tests in violation of the Clean Air Act. Volkswagen …

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VW-EPA settlement presents opportunities for cities and states
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Cities and businesses join to build resilience
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Cities flex their muscles to improve existing commercial buildings
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Local Climate Action: Cities Tackle Emissions of Commercial Buildings

As a significant source of emissions, cities have an important role to play in addressing the carbon footprint of activities occurring within their boundaries. Among many actions targeting different sectors, cities are actively pursuing improvements in the energy performance of …

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The Growing Urgency of Climate Change: How Cities and Businesses Build a Sustainable Future
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We need to prepare for more downpours