Climate change — hope for how to (literally) save the world

The Hill

States have made incredible strides in climate policy. California, an international leader, has committed $15 billion over the next three years to address climate change, including drought and wildfires, climate resilience, zero emission vehicles, and new renewable energy sources. To date, 10 states have set clean or renewable portfolio standards at 100 percent by between 2030 and 2050. These states are leading the way, creating a massive demand for clean energy, and moving markets. One study found that in the U.S., investments in clean energy yielded more than double the return for fossil fuels.

States that enact policies like community choice aggregation (CCA), which allows cities to band together to negotiate lower rates and more renewables from their utility providers, are also having a big impact. CCA is a powerful tool that can help push utilities to increase renewable portfolios.

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