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Understanding State Implementation Options Under the Clean Power Plan
July 31, 2015
Since June 2013, the Georgetown Climate Center has played a leading role in facilitating dialogues with states and power companies about the Clean Power Plan and outlining potential compliance options.  More than...

Celebrating Five Years of Success Through the Transportation and Climate Initiative
June 9, 2015
Five years ago, 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia launched the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) to develop the clean energy economy and reduce energy use and emissions from the transportation sector.

Metro-Boston cities collaborate on climate preparedness
May 21, 2015
Mayors from fourteen cities in the metropolitan Boston region signed a Metro Boston Climate Preparedness Commitment on May 13, 2015, agreeing to collaborate to prepare the region for the impacts of climate change. The fourteen municipalities will work together to coordinate actions necessary for adapting transboundary critical infrastructure systems, to develop best practices for local governments and policy recommendations for state and federal partners, and to identify funding and investment solutions to take regional action.

Put the Power of the Adaptation Clearinghouse to Work for You
May 11, 2015
Building on years of success, the Adaptation Clearinghouse will introduce exciting new features in the fall of 2015 that will enable other organizations to more easily tap into its power and functionality and to provide...

California Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal in S.B. 375 Land Use-Transportation Plan Case
April 28, 2015
The California Supreme Court agreed on March 11 to review an appeals court decision that invalidated a regional transportation and land use plan for the San Diego area for failing to adequately consider greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Center Report Identifies Funding Options for State Electric Vehicle Programs
April 17, 2015
The Georgetown Climate Center recently released a report that identifies options for states to fund plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) programs and highlights ways that states across the U.S. are supporting PEVs.

Transportation and Climate Initiative Joins U.S. DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge
April 17, 2015
The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) has committed to working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support workplace charging and grow the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market.

Delaware Releases Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution and Prepare for Climate Change
March 4, 2015
Governor Jack Markell released a plan to combat climate change this week, calling for a 30 percent cut in carbon pollution by 2030 and outlining a framework to help the state better prepare for the future impacts of climate change.

Transportation plans to require consideration of climate change
March 2, 2015
On February 20, 2015, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would establish a process for state departments of transportation (state DOTs) to include consideration of climate change and extreme weather-related risks in the development of asset management plans, which are required under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

100 New Case Studies Show How Communities Are Preparing Our Roads, Airports, and Transit Systems for Climate Change
February 18, 2015
One hundred case studies released today by the Georgetown Climate Center demonstrate how leaders are responding to the growing threats that climate change impacts pose to America’s roads, airports, transit systems, and infrastructure.

The case studies highlight some of the most innovative approaches being adopted around the country for considering climate change at all stages of decision-making: planning, design, construction, and operations and maintenance.