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For a closer look at the issues and our work, here’s a searchable collection of C2ES reports, briefs, maps, videos, speeches, articles, testimony and other public comments.

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U.S. State Carbon Pricing Policies

Compared to command-and-control regulations, carbon pricing is a market-based mechanism that creates financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Ten states that are home to over a quarter of the U.S. population and account for a third of U.S. …

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A Brief Guide to the Paris Agreement and ‘Rulebook’

The Paris Agreement enshrines global goals, national commitments and multilateral processes aimed at progressively strengthening the global effort against climate change. The agreement, adopted in 2015 under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has since been ratified by …

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Pathways to 2050: Scenarios for Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy

Climate change is among the most profound challenges of all time, confronting individuals, businesses, and governments across the globe. Meeting this challenge requires a sweeping, sustained effort over the coming decades. To successfully orient the global economy toward the goal …

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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs

Local governments use Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs to help property owners finance renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements on residential and commercial properties. Commercial properties may include multi-family residential, industrial and agricultural properties. The PACE concept began as …

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Completing the Paris ‘Rulebook’: Key Article 6 Issues

The major piece of unfinished business in the Paris “rulebook” adopted at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, was a set of detailed guidance for implementing Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. This includes guidance under Article 6.2 …

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What is Climate Resilience, and Why Does it Matter?

The scientific evidence is overwhelming: The climate is changing, and human activity is the primary factor in the acceleration of climate change over the past century. Regardless of how successful humans are at limiting the root causes of our warming …

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U.S. State Climate Action Plans

Many states have completed comprehensive Climate Action Plans, or are in the process of revising or developing one. The plans detail steps that the states can take to reduce their contribution to climate change. The process of developing a climate …

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U.S. State Electricity Portfolio Standards

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia require electric utilities to deliver a certain amount of electricity from renewable or other clean energy sources. Most of these requirements take the form of: a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) adopted by 25 …

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From Coast to Coast: Offshore Wind Energy Expands in the United States

This article was first presented at the American Bar Association Section of International Law 2019 Annual Conference. Introduction Last year was a remarkable year for offshore wind development in the United States, with lease sales and projects announced in Massachusetts, …

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Business Risks, Opportunities, and Leadership

Businesses are taking a leadership role in responding to climate change. Corporate leaders see with increasing clarity the risks and potential opportunities presented both by climate change itself and by measures and policies to address it. In response, businesses are …

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