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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Renewable energy serves as a viable solution to replace fossil fuel generation to create a healthier environment. A number of cities across the United States are pledging to reach community-wide goals of 100 percent renewable energy, in order to combat the social, environmental, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
The global oil market has undergone profound structural changes in the last decade that have now culminated in a capex crisis for the industry, particularly the oil majors....

Type Ordinance
Year 2018
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source Hawaii State Legislature
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Hawaii became the first state to pass a law committing to the goals and limits of the Paris Climate Accord. The state’s governor, David Y. Ige, signed a bill explicitly geared toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the landmark goals adopted by world leaders with...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2003
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
This report explores a range of national policies to increase energy efficiency, accelerate the adoption of renewable energy technologies and shift energy use to more efficient power systems while reducing the electricity bills of consumers and businesses. The policies considered...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
The transition to a green economy requires implementing workforce development policies that prioritizes workers' interests over those of fossil fuel companies. This report discusses how workforce development policies can mediate labor disruptions, increase worker power and reduce...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Hennepin County Board Of Commissioners
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Energy
This resolution calls for managers of public investments and public agencies to divest any fossil fuel accounts currently in the county's investment portfolio. Further, it prohibits any future managers of public accounts from investing in companies whose business profits from the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The cost of business is not only measured by money but should also include air pollution, contaminated water, and other enviornmental impacts. Prices must be based on true cost to help our economy become sustainable. Fossil fuels and toxic chemicals can create a series of negative...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2003
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Policies to spur increased investment in renewable electricity generation can offer significant public benefits, including economic development and energy security, as well as improved public health and environmental quality owing to air pollution reductions. Congress has attempted...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This resolution requires municipal funds to divest from fossil fuels and evaluate alternative investment strategies for the future. This resolution prevents government agencies from investing in fossil fuels in the future and urges other municipal and public institutions and agencies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The built environment, climate change, and public health are closely connected; human-generated greenhouse gases derive from aspects of the built environment such as transportation systems and infrastructure, building construction and operation, and land-use planning. Transportation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This policy brief finds that climate change represents the single greatest long-term threat to our cities and citizens. Because of this threat, the brief recommends cities to not invest in companies that profit from fossil fuels, the main cause of climate change. The policy brief...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Public Safety, Health
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians have chosen to sacrifice rural communities for the profits of corporate monopolies. In response, this report provides a vision of Relief, Recovery, and Reimagination necessary to positively transform rural communities and small towns....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
Fracking is an under-regulated, highly contaminative, and unsustainable practice. Because major decisions about large-scale fracking projects are unaddressed by the federal government (since profitable oil companies have utilized their monetary and political capital to keep fracking...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
In recent years, some of the most successful campaigns on climate change have focussed on divestment from fossil fuels, the burning of which is predominantly responsible for causing climate change. Putting pressure on banks, pension funds and university endowments can stop – or significantly...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Energy
Given the current pushback on responsible climate policy at the federal level, innovative state and local action will be critical if we are to achieve a just transition to a sustainable economy. The Institute for Policy Studies is surveying the array of state and local measures that...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
A 100% Just Energy Economy must go beyond simply replacing fossil fuels; in order to be 100% Just, it must include other key elements, such as renewable fuels, an end to sacrifice zones, and good green jobs targeted to the communities that have survived decades of divestment. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
A nation of renewable-powered, job-generating, self-reliant states is within reach – and necessary; improved renewable electricity technology would allow nearly every state to produce 100 percent of its electricity needs from local renewable sources. This report includes a series...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Health
Environmental racism and the subsequent chronic exposure to air pollution has been identified as one of the biggest contributing factors to higher rates of severe illness and death from COVID-19 within Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities. Fossil fuel plants are among the top...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Housing
This fact sheet refutes common misconceptions surrounding net zero/fossil fuel free buildings. In particular, it highlights how the creation of net zero/fossil fuel free buildings will spur economic development; lower construction costs over time; offer reliable power; and serve all...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) Oregon, Washington
Source Sightline Institute
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Since 2012, fossil fuel companies have devised more than 50 projects to export coal, oil, or gas from Cascadia's coast. Thanks to local opposition, 40 of those projects have been canceled, averting 1,717 million metric tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This report calls on...

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