Progressive Local Government for the 21st Century


Ensuring equal access to low-cost, clean energy should be a cornerstone of progressive energy policies at the local level. Local governments should strive to modernize local utilities, reduce energy consumption in buildings, transportation, and industry is their jurisdiction, and reduce their own energy consumption in providing essential services. Efforts to improve energy efficiency and generate more clean energy are also a natural source of new jobs. Such efforts, like all municipal activity, should aim to be high-road, with particular care taken to improve service and employment opportunities to traditionally underserved communities. Progov21 has prepared policy roadmaps for the transition to High-Road Energy Systems and for Fighting Climate Change to serve as introductions to local progressive policy in this area.

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