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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report provides a quantitative assessment of the economic impact of four import climate change policies in California's Inland Empire counties: cap and trade, the renewables portfolio standards, distributed solar programs, and investor-owned utility. In general, they find that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
This report evaluates LA County's waste and recycling systems highlight how localities can keep costs down while maintaining quality and equitable service. The report finds exclusive franchise systems provide the county to the best deal....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source U.S. Department Of Energy
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
U.S. Department of Energy fact sheet guide to Energy Savings Performance Contracting for governments....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Policy Areas Energy, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
This toolkit outlines how local governments can implement "lead by example" programs that reduce energy consumption and emissions, foster markets for sustainable products, encourage green building standards, and promote economic development. It provides a guide for developing facility...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report evaluates in detail the renewable energy laws of Nevada and Michigan, discusses the progress made, missed opportunities, and bad implementation. It also discusses the threats that climate change and de-industrialization as an economic development pose against energy security...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source BlueGreen Alliance
Policy Areas Energy
The policies that specifically target the advancement of clean energy manufacturing are scarce. The BlueGreen Alliance recommends Ohio to focus on bolstering clean energy policies with programs exclusive to clean energy manufacturing. Simultaneously, It recommends expansion of tax...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee
Source National League Of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Sustainability is a fundamental component of building a strong community, not only in terms of the physical environment, but also for economic prosperity. In addition to a healthier environment for citizens, the benefits of greener economic development include cost savings through...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Energy, Economic Justice
The report highlights the need for Ohio to adopt a more sustainable energy strategy for its industrial sector, focusing on the greater use of combined heat and power (CHP) technology. It emphasizes that CHP is a more efficient and reliable way to meet manufacturers' heat and power...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice
This report evaluates the positive impacts of implementing a bold national recycling and composting strategy across federal, state, and local governments. Its recommendations of energy, resource, and waste management would allow for significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors grant program from 2009 to 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor funded 152 grantees across the country to train unemployed and dislocated workers in emerging and growing sectors...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) New York
Source New York Law Journal
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This annual survey describes new environmental laws that were signed into law in 2010 in New York, as well as two executive orders issued by Governor David A. Paterson and important new regulations from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation concerning endangered...

Type Article
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Dane County
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
This press release highlights how the development of the Yahara Solar Project helped Dane County achieve its goal of transitioning all municipal buildings to 100% renewable energy. It outlines the county's collaboration with Alliant Energy to establish the project, which will earn...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Energy
This report provides 10 aggressive strategies that tackles multiple industry sectors and makes Ohio more sustainable....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Kansas
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
This report focuses on an association of city and county governments and metropolitan planning organizations which collaborate to identify new training needs of Kansas City area businesses attempting to adapt to sustainable energy and energy efficiency opportunities. Key findings...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This report discusses Long Beach's Clean Trucks Program that aims to replace polluting trucks with cleaner models. The program requires individual drivers, predominantly low-income Latino immigrants, to invest in new trucks and bear the associated costs, while in Los Angeles, trucking...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
In this report, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) outline a new model for recycling job growth with the potential to encourage quality jobs and to improve the environment. LAANE is advocating for a transformation of the waste and recycling...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
Across the US, jobs that are directly involved in making and supplying more sustainable “clean technology” goods and services generally offer better pay. This roadmap includes policies that, when implemented, can continue to accelerate job creation and innovation based on sustainable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice
Transitioning away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy has the potential to create millions of green jobs, or high-quality jobs that contribute significantly to enhancing or preserving the environment. This report identifies training opportunities in Ohio that prepare...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Jobs can be created by restoring public sector jobs, investing in infrastructure, and investment in green energy. Employment compensation can be created by improving the income tax credit, expanding Medicaid, raising the minimum wage, and promoting community benefit agreements. To...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Apollo Alliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
In 2007, Apollo Alliance launched a project to "make Newark a national showcase for clean and efficient energy use, green economic development and job creation, and equitable environmental opportunity." The project focused on convening a summit of Newark's community leaders to develop...

Type Policy Brief or Report, Act or Session Law
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City Of Minneapolis
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This is the full Minneapolis 2040 regional development plan. The 2040 Plan is a comprehensive master plan for development in the city. Critically, this plan rezoned the entire city of Minneapolis eliminating single-family zoning. They did this to address the affordable-housing crisis...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Community solar, also called “shared solar”, creates local economic value. Residents save money on their monthly bills by subscribing to a “solar garden”––they reserve a share in a solar array located offsite, and the power generated by their solar panels shows up as a credit on their...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Managing a city’s waste and recycling sector is a core governmental responsibility and, when done well, helps cities realize benefits and meet constituents’ expectations. Residents expect government to prevent pollution and protect neighborhoods, create good quality jobs, and operate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report evaluates the impact and job quality of the green jobs created in the construction industry, as a result of California's commitment to increasing the State's usage of renewable energy....

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