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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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EV-Grid Integration Workshop: Summary Report

This document summarizes the recommendations and proceedings from an in-person workshop held in Boston on February 20, 2014. Representatives from state agencies, the electricity and charging industries, and non-profit organizations gathered to discuss the key issues around integrating electric vehicles …

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Three lessons from climate leaders
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Guide to the Lessons Learned from the Clean Cities Community Electric Vehicle Readiness Projects

This report for the U.S. Department of Energy summarizes the lessons learned from 16 government, educational and nonprofit groups that received grants to advance the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Participants in projects across 24 states and the District …

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On-Bill Financing: Encouraging Energy Efficiency

Buildings account for 41 percent of the United States’ primary energy consumption. One generally cost-effective way to decrease buildings’ energy consumption is by improving building efficiency. However, the high up-front cost of efficiency improvements is often a barrier. To address …

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New York takes leadership role in climate resilience
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Plug-in Electric Vehicle Action Tool

The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Action Tool is the synthesis of 2 workshops as well as research conducted by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). The PEV Action Tool helps state departments of transportation determine their goals for plug-in …

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Ridesharing: Context, Trends, and Opportunities

Transportation in the United States faces significant challenges, including uncertain funding, congestion, unsustainable trends in energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and high costs to households and government. Ridesharing represents a cost-effective option for addressing many of these concerns. …

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An Action Plan to Integrate Plug-in Electric Vehicles with the U.S. Electrical Grid

Executive Summary Americans purchased almost 18,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in 2011, a strong first year for these transformative vehicles. Recently, private industry and government have invested valuable resources in developing, promoting, and deploying PEVs. These vehicles offer an uncommon …

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Community Adjustment to Climate Change Policy

A Pew Center report series on the economics of climate change has identified many ways in which economic modeling can be improved to more reliably project the costs of greenhouse gas reduction policies. These studies show that better model design …

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