Reports, Presentations, and Documents

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Bipartisan Group of Thirteen States Urges EPA Not to Repeal the Clean Power Plan
April 17, 2018
More States Advocate for Strong GHG Regulations under the Clean Air Act
February 27, 2018

In addition to the letter facilitated by Georgetown Climate Center, state and city leaders also submitted these letters commenting on the ANPRM. 

12 States Encourage EPA to Implement a Meaningful Federal Program to Reduce GHG Emissions
February 27, 2018
Reducing Transportation Emissions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: Fuel System Considerations
November 13, 2017

In support of states interested in learning more about market-based policy options, the Georgetown Climate Center developed Reducing Transportation Emissions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: Fuel System Considerations to explore technical aspects of a possible regional cap-and-invest policy, as an illustrative example of a market-based approach to a multi-state transportation policy. The paper focuses on two subjects: which fuels might be covered under a policy, and which entities in the transportation fuel supply chain might be responsible for reducing emissions.

An Examination of Policy Options for Achieving Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in New Jersey
September 21, 2017

A new report released by the Georgetown Climate Center, Rutgers, and World Resources Institute underscores that significant state actions will be necessary for New Jersey to meet its long-term target of reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and finds that New Jersey has many options to do so.

The study details dozens of policy options for consideration by New Jersey policymakers, stakeholders, and a new governor who will be elected in November 2017. It also recognizes the existing climate and energy policies that have helped the state move in the right direction.

States Urge Trump Administration to Move Forward with Clean Power Plan
July 17, 2017
12 Governors Sign Letter Urging President Trump to Stay in the Paris Climate Agreement
May 3, 2017

Following climate marches by hundreds of thousands of Americans over the weekend, 12 U.S. governors are urging President Trump to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement and keep the United States' commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Governors from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington signed onto the letter, which was sent to the White House this morning. The Georgetown Climate Center worked with states to facilitate this letter.

Mitigation Policy Considerations for the Maryland Commission on Climate Change
February 2, 2017

In this memorandum, the Georgetown Climate Center identifies mitigation issues that may be of interest to the Maryland Commission on Climate Change as it reports on the status of Maryland’s climate change efforts, develops recommendations for legislative action, and develops workplans for 2017 and beyond. 

State Leadership Driving the Shift to Clean Energy: 2016 Update
November 14, 2016

A new report from the Georgetown Climate Center shows that a dramatic shift to clean energy is taking place across the U.S. The report features profiles of 19 diverse states.

Comments on Clean Power Plan Federal Plan Requirements and Model Trading Rules
January 21, 2016

The Georgetown Climate Center submitted comments in response to the proposed Clean Power Plan Federal Plan Requirements and Model Trading Rules. These comments were built on discussions the Center had with states as they consider their options for developing plans, and on prior research conducted by the Center on the linking of subnational emissions trading programs, but they do not necessarily reflect the views of individual states.