GCC's Climate Policy Blog

Launched in Spring 2021, GCC's Climate Policy Blog provides commentary and analysis on climate and energy current events, law, and policy at all levels of government. Bringing together GCC's collaborative work and our staff's unique insights, we shed light on the latest developments in the fight against the climate crisis, and what they mean for a cleaner, better future.


One Year Later: GCC reflects on the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
November 15, 2022
This article was originally posted as a Twitter thread @Climate_Center. Today marks one year since President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act...

Driving Resilience: How the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can support widespread climate resilience
August 11, 2022
Resilience is integrated throughout sections of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (H.R. 3684, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) and includes programs that can help alleviate the...

8 Ways US States and Cities Can Create a National EV Charging Network
June 23, 2022
By: Devashree Saha (Word Resources Institute), Matthew Goetz (GCC), Dan Lashof (World Resources Institute), Franz Litz (Litz Strategies) Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise in the United States.   The Biden...

States Can Use Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Transportation Funds to Reduce Emissions and Lessen Vulnerability to Oil Price Shocks
June 1, 2022
In the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, world oil prices spiked, from $94 per barrel the day before the invasion (February 23) to a peak of $127 per barrel on March 8, and have remained well over $100 per barrel for...

To Achieve National Climate and Equity Goals, Federal Electric Vehicle Investments Must Match the Scale of the Opportunity
April 30, 2021
Electrifying the U.S. transportation system and achieving the 2030 national climate target will require federal investments at a transformative scale, and these investments represent a critical opportunity to reduce air pollution in overburdened communities, improve access to transportation, and create good-paying jobs.