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Hot, Hot, Hotter — State and Local Responses to Extreme Heat Keep People Safe

By Julian McCall, Communications Intern  The mid-summer heat wave gripping the United States is burning through any illusions of climate change being a distant threat for future generations. On Wednesday, July 20th, nearly 100 million Americans from coast to coast sweltered under heat advisories and excessive heat warnings. Extreme heat events are growing increasingly common, […]

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New Resources for Utility Directors to Lead the Clean Energy Transformation.

Climate Cabinet is thrilled to announce the release of our guidebooks for community-owned utility directors ready to lead the clean energy transition. Developed in partnership with the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and Pace Energy and Climate Center, we are excited to present two new reports:  Electric Municipal Utilities and the Transition to a Clean Energy […]

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States — Battlegrounds for our Future

By Julian McCall State governments are the under-the-radar battleground for our future. Tackling climate change is impossible without their leadership. Decades of lagging efforts from the federal government shifted the mandate for protecting our futures to states, some of which have enthusiastically accepted the charge. Since 2000, nearly half of all nationwide renewable electricity generation […]

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Clean, equitable jobs for Illinois

Deputy Director Emma Fisher reflects on the Clean & Equitable Jobs Act, newly passed in her home state of Illinois. November 8, 2021 In October 2018, I stood in the library at University of Illinois-Chicago in front of a room full of students and community members. At the time, I was working as an organizer […]

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Energy Justice at Municipal Utilities

‍Its importance and pathways for engagement By Ethan Kirkham, Research Fellow November 2021 ‍On the first day of the month, somewhere in that stack of envelopes you’ve brought in, sandwiched between the rent and insurance, is the electric bill. In your head you know exactly the last day you can go through them one by […]