Policy Resources

Every elected official in America has a role to play in tackling climate change. And every policymaker needs to take office on day one with a climate plan that works for their district.

This resource library is designed to help state and local decisionmakers navigate the climate powers of their specific offices and learn best practices from examples across the US – centering policy solutions that create jobs, address injustice, and improve quality of life in communities.

LOCAL LEADER ASSESSMENT TOOL

A project/plan assessment guide crafted to both facilitate productive, action-oriented meetings with constituents and stakeholders and to ensure that diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (via federal Justice 40 Implementation Guidance) are prioritized in any project’s/plan’s design.

THE ROLE HYDROGEN SHOULD - AND SHOULDN'T - PLAY IN THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION

A resource for policymakers that’s aimed to provide the full scope on a specific issue climate leaders are facing in state and local offices: clean hydrogen and its possible uses in the overall clean energy transition. 

THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT: A GUIDE FOR LEADERS OF PUBLIC POWER UTILITIES

A guidebook for public power leaders on how they can maximize the Inflation Reduction Act's historic investment in climate.

FEDERAL FUNDING FACT SHEETS

A collection of resources produced by Climate Cabinet Education to help localities access the federal funding delivered by the Inflation Reduction Act.

CLEAN ENERGY TAX CREDITS BONUS MAP

Discover which parts of your community have the potential to maximize the benefits of the historic federal climate investments from the Inflation Reduction Act. Areas meeting key eligibility criteria will qualify for even greater levels of funding.

ELECTRIC MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AND THE TRANSITION TO A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

A guide for municipal utility leaders navigating the clean energy transformation. Co-authored with RAP and Pace Law.

RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES AND THE TRANSITION TO A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

A guide for rural cooperative directors navigating the changing energy landscape. Co-authored with RAP and Pace Law.

BUILDING BLOCKS OF STATE CLIMATE POLICY

A policy toolkit for state legislators and advocates seeking to address climate change, advance environmental justice, and create good-paying clean energy jobs – built on examples from across the US.