In the absence of stronger federal leadership, many states are enacting their own climate goals and policies. They serve as laboratories, demonstrating what's effective and informing national policy.

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State Action on Electricity
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
Renewable Portfolio Standards
Understanding California’s Extended Cap-and-Trade Program
Summary of California’s Extension of its Cap-and-Trade Program

On July 26, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bipartisan bill that extends the state’s cap-and-trade program to 2030. Cap and trade is a key part of California’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below …

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State Carbon Pricing Policies

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Good and bad options for changing California’s cap-and-trade program
Public Benefit Funds

Public benefit funds (PBF), also frequently referred to as system benefits charge, are state-level programs developed through the electric utility restructuring process as a measure to ensure continued support for cost-effective energy efficiency and/ or renewable energy programs. Supported programs …

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Helping small businesses become more resilient