State and Local Climate and Energy Program
- Identifying and documenting cost-effective policies and initiatives that address climate change, including those that promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and related clean technologies.
- Measuring and evaluating the environmental, economic, and public health benefits of climate change and clean energy initiatives.
- Offering tools, guidance, and outreach support for assessing the options and benefits of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Fostering peer exchange opportunities for state and local officials to share information on best practices and lessons learned about innovative policies and programs.
State Climate and Energy Program
The State Climate and Energy Program helps states develop policies and programs that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy costs, improve air quality and public health, and help achieve economic development goals. EPA provides states with and advises them on proven, cost–effective best practices, peer exchange opportunities, and analytical tools.
Local Climate and Energy Program
The Local Climate and Energy Program helps local governments meet multiple sustainability goals with cost–effective climate change mitigation and clean energy strategies. EPA provides local governments with peer exchange training opportunities and competitive grant funding along with planning, policy, technical, and analytical information that support reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Tribal Climate and Energy Information
The Tribal Climate and Energy Information web page provides tribal communities with access to information on implementing climate change mitigation and energy management projects that may improve air quality, economic and workforce development, public health, and reduce energy costs.
Climate Showcase Communities Program
The Climate Showcase Communities program helps communities create replicable models of cost-effective and persistent greenhouse gas reductions that will catalyze broader local and tribal government actions to stabilize the climate and improve environmental, economic, health, and social conditions. Fifty projects representing a range of community types, community sizes, and project types were selected for funding in 2009 and 2010.
Economic Recovery (ARRA) Resources
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA 2009) offers unprecedented opportunities for state and local governments to reduce energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs through the implementation of clean energy programs. EPA has developed numerous resources that can assist state and local governments as they work to ramp up existing climate and clean energy programs and create new ones.
|Basic Information Resources Tribal Climate and Energy Information Site Map||State Climate and Energy Program Economic Recovery (ARRA) Resources Events||Local Climate and Energy Program Webcasts and Podcasts Newsletters|
- May 20 - Webcast files available: Achieving Buy-In for Adaptation Projects
- January 24 - Learn how Tribes are confronting climate change
- January 24 - Files Available: Resource Conservation and Recovery Strategies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
- January 24 – Files Available: Energy Efficiency Competitions for Local Governments
- December 6 - Updated GHG Equivalencies Calculator launched
- August 8, 2012
Effective Approaches to Heat Island Reduction