Pittsburgh PA Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2050: Pittsburgh PA’s mayor committed the city to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 through actions including adding EVs to the municipal fleet, transitioning street lights to LED lights, and funding energy efficiency improvements.
Missoula County MO Adopts Zoning Regulation for Cryptocurrency Mining: Missoula County MO adopted zoning regulations that require cryptocurrency mining operations to be built outside of residential areas and use renewable energy sources.
Regional Utility to Close Coal Plant Near Lawrence KS: Local utility company Evergy will close the coal-fired plant near Lawrence KS, the company’s oldest, by the end of 2023 as part of their plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2045.
Ithaca NY Adopts New Energy Code: Ithaca NY adopted an Energy Code Supplement to enforce code requirements for new buildings and renovations to reduce their GHG emissions and work towards their goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.
King County WA Strategic Climate Action Plan Approved: King County WA unanimously approved their Strategic Climate Action Plan, which includes the goals of cutting GHG emissions in half, revising green building codes, planting millions of trees, and improving access to public transit by 2030.
Miami Beach FL Adopts Climate Change Resolution: The Miami Beach City Commission unanimously adopted a climate change resolution, supplementing their Climate Action Plan in development, that pledges the net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.
Honolulu HI Releases Annual Sustainability Report and Climate Action Plan: Honolulu HI released a 2021 Annual Sustainability Report and their first climate action plan which includes a community-driven strategy to meet Paris climate agreement goals and reach net-zero emissions by 2045.
Chicago IL Commits to Strategic Priorities for Green Covid Recovery: Chicago IL’s Mayor is advancing four strategic priorities, including developing a climate action plan, a building decarbonization strategy, and renewable electricity generation as part of its green recovery from COVID-19.
Charleston SC Approves Climate Action Plan: Charleston SC’s City Council voted to approve their proposed climate action plan which outlines 12 strategies and 51 action items to help them reach their goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
New York NY Releases Stormwater Resiliency Plan: New York City NY released their first Stormwater Resiliency Plan, providing an analysis of flooding caused by extreme rainfall and goals and initiatives for resilient stormwater management, integrating climate projections into their long-term drainage planning, changing their flash flood emergency response, and increasing public communication for rainfall-based flooding.