ACEEE Ranks Small Cities on Clean Energy: The ACEEE analyzed and ranked 30 small U.S. cities in five states - including USDN members San Luis Obispo CA, Manhattan Beach CA, West Hollywood CA, Rockville MD, Dublin CA, Rochester MN, Takoma Park MD, and Bloomington MN - on policies and programs to reduce energy usage and to embrace clean energy.
USDN Members Join We Are Still in Climate Campaign: 89 USDN member communities are among the 1,500 U.S. cities, states, tribal nations, businesses, universities, faith groups, cultural institutions, and healthcare organizations that signed the We Are Still In pledge, encouraging the incoming administration and federal policymakers to recommit to the Paris Climate Agreement and lead a national response to climate change.
Cambridge MA Mandates Climate Warnings on Gas Pumps: Cambridge MA is the first city in the U.S. to mandate climate warnings on gas pumps through yellow stickers that warn drivers about the major consequences of burning gasoline, diesel, and ethanol.
Boston MA Announces Community Choice Electricity Program: Boston MA announced a Community Choice Electricity program through a partnership with the local utility that provides an opt-out program for customers to choose an affordable electricity option and utilize renewable energy.
Bozeman MT, Missoula MT, and Helena MT Partner on Clean Energy: USDN members Bozeman and Missoula MT are partnering with Helena MT to hire a consultant to develop a green tariff program with their local utility, allowing customers to pay a special rate to get their energy sourced from renewables.
Cleveland OH to Launch Circular Cleveland Initiative: Cleveland OH is launching a 2-year initiative called Circular Cleveland to help the city design a circular economy system that eliminates waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use for a long time, and creates new jobs.
Lawrence KS Incorporates Green New Deal Principles in City Plans: Lawrence KS will incorporate elements of the Green New Deal into their city plans including goals related to environmentally sustainable jobs and infrastructure.
Philadelphia PA Releases Transit Plan: Philadelphia PA released a transit plan to provide safe, equitable, and affordable transportation through actions, including improving bus stop infrastructure, adding new bus lanes, and adopting electric buses.