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Georgetown Climate Center receives 2018 Climate and Energy Leadership Award from Metropolitan Council of Governments
October 10, 2018
Georgetown Climate Center Awarded 2018 Climate and Energy Leadership Award for convening Ward 7 Equity Advisory Group

Incoming Transportation Research Board Chair Vicki Arroyo leads discussion on resilience, sustainability, and path forward
October 10, 2018
At the 2018 Transportation Resilience Innovations Summit and Exchange (RISE) conference in Denver, Colorado, Vicki Arroyo led a conversation with stakeholders on ways the organization can integrate resilience and sustainability into their research and external outreach.

Ward 7 Equity Advisory Group presents community recommendations for climate action in the District of Columbia
September 13, 2018
On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Far Northeast Ward 7 Equity Advisory Group (EAG) gathered with community members to present recommendations for implementing DC's Climate Ready and Clean Energy Plans. Ward 7 includes neighborhoods in the District facing significant risks from climate change impacts.

Transportation and Climate Initiative Welcomes the Commonwealth of Virginia
September 12, 2018
Virginia joins regional coalition of states working for low-carbon transportation solutions

Georgetown Climate Center Partners on Two Transportation Panels at 2018 Global Climate Action Summit
September 7, 2018
In conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Georgetown Climate Center is partnering with UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy and others on two events highlighting regional collaboration and the future of low-carbon transportation. The Center's Executive Director Vicki Arroyo will moderate a panel at each session.

GCC Asks USEPA, NHTSA for More Public Hearings, Comment Extension for Vehicle Emissions Rollbacks
September 6, 2018
On September 6, 2018, shortly after USEPA and NHTSA proposed a joint rule to roll-back vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency standards and to rescind the CA waiver, GCC’s Executive Director, Vicki Arroyo, submitted to...

State Officials Oppose the Trump Administration's Proposal to Replace the Clean Power Plan
August 22, 2018
On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the Trump Administration announced its proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan. Environment and energy agency leaders from 14 states sent a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew...

U.S. EPA and NHTSA Propose to Freeze GHG Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Cars and Trucks
August 2, 2018
On August 2, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy (CAFE) standards for vehicle model years 2021 to 2026. The Administration’s proposed rule would freeze the standards at 2020 levels for model years 2021-2026. The rule also would revoke the waiver granted to California to establish more stringent standards for vehicle emissions, as well as the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation.

EV Corridor Analysis Tool for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
July 26, 2018
The Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates developed an electric vehicle (EV) corridor analysis tool to support state and regional EV charging infrastructure planning. Developed in collaboration the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states through the Transportation and Climate Initiative, the corridor analysis includes an interactive online map of public fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles along selected corridors across the region and uses various criteria to identify highway exits that are good candidates for additional charging infrastructure investment.

States Press for Meaningful Regulation of Carbon Emissions from the Power Sector
May 21, 2018
Multiple states submitted comments on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan and the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a potential replacement rule. States urged EPA not to repeal the CPP, and to commit to significantly reducing carbon emissions from power plants.