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Given the current pushback on responsible climate policy at the federal level, innovative state and local actions will be critical if we are to achieve a just transition to a sustainable economy. The Institute for Policy Studies surveyed the array of measures that can accelerate the rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean and efficient alternatives in an equitable fashion, and in this study, they focus in on one strategy: Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). RPS require utilities to provide a growing share of electricity from solar and wind energy, and are a particularly promising policy option. This report is the first of an Institute for Policy Studies series highlighting some of the most promising actions taken by state and local governments, identifying best practices for policy design, and sharing lessons for movement building and advocacy.