1. Oregon is finalizing its new carbon cap and investment program
2. Nevada passed its renewable portfolio standard bill, while Maine has introduced a bill of its own.
3. Five states—New Mexico, Maryland, Washington, Minnesota, and Washington—have either passed or on their way to passing a 100 percent clean energy standard. Other states—such as California and New York—have either set deadlines or have pledged to achieve similar goals.
4. Emissions reductions on the way: Colorado’s Assembly passed a bill to reduce emissions 90 percent by 2050, while 23 governors form the US Climate Alliance with reduction goals consistent with those of the Paris Agreement.
5. More than 350 U.S. mayors have adopted Paris Agreement goals for their cities, with more than 100 cities agreeing to move to 100 percent clean energy.
6. 7,000+ cities worldwide have joined the Global Covenant of Mayors to share, implement, and monitor climate action plans.
7. Over two-thirds of mayors who responded to a C2ES survey said they already buy/generate renewable electricity, use green vehicles, and enforce energy efficiency policies for city buildings and operations—and would want to partner with the private sector do more.