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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 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Power Plants

In 2016, the electricity sector was the second-largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Electricity-related emissions are primarily the result of combusting fossil fuels in power plants. Coal-fired power plants accounted for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse gas emission from …

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U.S. State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

A greenhouse gas emissions target refers to the emission reduction levels that states set out to achieve by a specified time. Currently, 22 states and the District of Columbia have implemented statewide greenhouse gas targets. Following the United States announced …

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U.S. Clean Vehicle Policies and Incentives

The transportation sector became the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2016. While transportation sector emissions have fallen by 6.1 percent from their 2005 peak, transportation sector emissions grew about 21.5 percent from 1990 to 2016, largely driven …

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Low Carbon and Alternative Fuel Standard

The transportation sector is the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. While transportation sector emissions have fallen by 6.1% from their 2005 peak, transportation sector emissions grew about 21.5% from 1990 to 2016, largely driven by increased demand for …

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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 27 …

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Outcomes of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Katowice

In the most pivotal moment in international climate negotiations since the 2015 Paris summit, delegates to the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland, produced a comprehensive …

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Maximizing Benefits: Strategies for Community Resilience

American communities are facing growing and shifting climate risks. The evidence is in the growing costs of disasters which soared to more than $300 billion in 2017, breaking 2005’s record of $219 billion, according to NOAA data. Underlying these headline-making …

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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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Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

This map shows billion-dollar weather events in the United States since 2000, as identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. Click on any circle to learn about one of the billion-dollar weather events, or any …

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Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 115th Congress

Carbon pricing offers a cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ten states are already pricing carbon, and a number of states are considering similar action. This fact sheet summarizes and compares nine carbon pricing proposals introduced in the 115th …

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