CNBC: States Announce Major Push to Get to 20 million Installed Heat Pumps, a Cleaner Alternative to Gas Furnaces that Also Provide AC
The U.S. Climate Alliance commits to quadrupling heat pump installations by 2030.
The U.S. Climate Alliance commits to quadrupling heat pump installations by 2030.
The U.S. Climate Alliance commits to quadrupling heat pump installations by 2030.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today announced a series of new commitments from its members to eliminate emissions from buildings, including collectively quadrupling heat pump installations by the end of the decade.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Maine Gov. Janet Mills, and White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi will host a news conference tomorrow in New York City during Climate Week NYC, featuring a major announcement from the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 25 governors representing approximately 60 percent of the U.S. economy and 55 percent of the U.S. population.
Join the U.S. Climate Alliance, its leading governors, and Biden administration leadership for an exciting announcement during Climate Week NYC.
Alliance governors reflect on the Inflation Reduction Act’s bold, historic investment in U.S. climate action on its one-year anniversary. Across the Alliance, members are already leveraging these resources to tackle the climate crisis.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today launched a new website and first-of-its-kind Policy Database, which, together, provide one of the country’s most detailed snapshots of state-led climate action to date.
Governor Katie Hobbs today announced that Arizona has joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 25 governors committed to securing America’s net-zero future by advancing state-led, high-impact climate action.
Carbon Mapper, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the Alliance collaborate to locate “super emitters” in Pennsylvania.
Alliance Executive Director Casey Katims comments on Minnesota’s latest sweeping climate action.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee talks about his climate work in his home state and as an Alliance co-chair.
Alliance Executive Director Casey Katims joins Washington state officials in discussing climate provisions offered by state and federal programs.
Maine Governor Mills is named a co-chair on the U.S. Climate Alliance Executive Committee.
New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham is named to the U.S. Climate Alliance Executive Committee.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today announced that Washington Governor and founding member Jay Inslee and Maine Governor Janet Mills have been appointed co-chairs of the Alliance. They will also join California Governor Gavin Newsom, and co-chairs elect New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on the Alliance’s executive committee charged with overseeing the strategic direction of the coalition.
Alliance co-chair Governor Jay Inslee of Washington shares his reflections on Earth Day and Washington’s climate leadership.
This convening, hosted by the U.S. Climate Alliance, featured more than 100 officials representing states and territories across the country. Participants shared knowledge, solutions, and challenges to help catalyze action, and bolster implementation of state NWL plans.
Alliance Senior Policy Analyst Kareem Hammoud talks about state-led action on Buy Clean.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to grant two requests for waivers of preemption regarding four California Air Resource Board (CARB) regulations related to California’s heavy-duty vehicle and engine emission standards.
U.S. Climate Alliance co-chair Governor Jay Inslee of Washington discusses state climate action with the Grid Forward podcast.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today welcomed the Biden-Harris Administration’s launch of the Federal-State Buy Clean Partnership and committed resources to expand collaboration and advance states’ procurement and use of low-carbon construction materials.
Pacific Daily News reports on Guam’s announcement to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, becoming the second territory to join the coalition.
Guam becomes the second U.S. territory to join the U.S. Climate Alliance and commits to upholding the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.
Politico’s Morning Energy Newsletter reports the U.S. Climate Alliance’s recommendations for federal executive action on climate.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today called on the Biden administration to move swiftly on more than 20 specific federal climate actions that will support states and accelerate America’s transition to a net-zero future.
Alliance Managing Director Taryn Finnessey speaks with CapRadio about California’s unique approach to carbon sequestration.
WGMD reports on Governor Wes Moore’s announcement to continue Maryland’s membership in the U.S. Climate Alliance.
Maui News reports on Governor Josh Green’s announcement to continue Hawaiʻi’s membership in the U.S. Climate Alliance.
The Washington Post predicts that states will be central to U.S. climate action in 2023.
As an action-packed year comes to a close, the U.S. Climate Alliance is taking a look back and highlighting a few key moments and reflecting on the enormous progress we’ve made. We can’t wait to carry this momentum into 2023.
Moving to accelerate the country’s transition to a net-zero future, the U.S. Climate Alliance today released a new resource — “Enabling Industrial Decarbonization: A Policy Guidebook for U.S. States” — that details strategies and pathways for policymakers to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industrial manufacturing sector.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today released a new resource — “Natural and Working Lands and Climate Action: A State Guide to Enhance the Sector’s Contribution to State and National Climate Goals” — to help states further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and maximize carbon sequestration and storage from natural and working lands (NWLs).
After spotlighting state-led climate action on the global stage at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt — alongside its delegation of more than a dozen top officials from five Alliance states, including Washington Governor Jay Inslee and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham — the U.S. Climate Alliance today vowed to carry this momentum into the new year.
State and local officials from America Is All In and the U.S. Climate Alliance convened a discussion with top Administration officials on the work being done — and still to come — to make this transformation a reality and the value of partnership between all levels of government.
This event, hosted by the U.S. Climate Alliance, featured a conversation with four women leading the charge in Hawaiʻi, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Washington.
Hosted by the U.S. Climate Alliance and America Is All In, this event featured Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf.
Hosted by the U.S. Department of State, this event brought together representatives from the national and subnational levels.
Participants discussed new climate investments that help meet the U.S. nationally determined contribution as well as inspire and impact global action.
U.S. Climate Alliance Governors Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico and Jay Inslee of Washington and White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi led an important discussion on how, together, we can deliver on the promise of the Inflation Reduction Act.
The NM Political Report covers New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s appearance at COP27 while taking part in the U.S. Climate Alliance delegation.
Living on Earth speaks with Lauren Sanchez, Senior Climate Advisor to Governor Newsom, to discuss California’s climate priorities.
Hosted by UC Berkeley’s California-China Climate Institute, this event at COP27 explored California’s interagency-based regulatory framework to plan and execute climate action.
“The mandate from the people: work on the environment.”
The U.S. Climate Alliance today unveiled its United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) delegation — including Washington Governor Jay Inslee, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and more than a dozen top officials from five Alliance states.
The Washington Post explains how states across the country have established programs providing a pathway for young people to work on climate action.
KUNM covers the Alliance’s 2022 Annual Report, which shows that member states pollute less, save more energy, employ more clean energy workers, and are better prepared for climate disasters compared to the rest of the country.
The U.S. Climate Alliance hosted a news conference with New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy at the Javits Center in New York, New York.
The bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance today released its annual report, “Full Speed Ahead: States Delivering the Next Generation of Climate Action.”
As the Biden Administration and the nation’s governors prepare to supercharge climate action with the recently signed Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. Climate Alliance today released new tools and resources to help states better utilize the social cost of greenhouse gases and deliver a more just and equitable transition.
Bloomberg Law speaks with Alliance Executive Director Casey Katims about the impact and potential of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
“There has been lots of talk about federal climate action. Don’t sleep on state climate action.”
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 makes meaningful investments in state climate action, providing critical resources to accelerate state leadership in tackling greenhouse gas emissions and protecting Americans from climate impacts.
Route Fifty speaks with Alliance Executive Director Casey Katims about the impact and potential of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
In response to the release of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the U.S. Climate Alliance issued the following statement from Executive Director Casey Katims. This legislation comes after 22 Alliance governors called for a bold climate and clean energy package from Congress in June.
The Associated Press covers a statement by U.S. Climate Alliance Co-Chairs, Governors Jay Inslee (WA), Kathy Hochul (NY), and Gavin Newsom (CA), reaffirming the Alliance’s commitment to power sector decarbonization in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in WV v. EPA.
Politico reports on a push by environmentalists to focus attention on state climate action.
NBC News speaks with U.S. Climate Alliance Executive Director Casey Katims in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in WV v. EPA.
In response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Climate Alliance issued the following statement. Governors in the Alliance are leading the way in decarbonizing the power sector through ambitious state policy pathways and programs.
The Washington Post reports on a letter signed by 22 Alliance governors calling for swift passage of a climate and clean energy federal legislative package.
In a letter to Congressional leaders today, 22 U.S. Climate Alliance governors called for swift passage of a robust federal legislative package with the climate and clean energy investments and incentives our country needs to confront the climate crisis, improve public health and equity, cut costs for businesses and families, and grow the economy.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today marked its fifth anniversary with a series of video messages, featuring White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and several leading Alliance governors, including the governors of Oregon, North Carolina, Wisconsin, New York, Hawaiʻi, Washington, Connecticut, Colorado, Nevada, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today announced that Casey Katims, who most recently served as Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has been named Executive Director. The Alliance also announced that Taryn Finnessey has been promoted to Managing Director of the Alliance.
“Governors are at the forefront of the battle to address climate change.”
Weeks after announcing the next generation of high-impact climate actions its states will pursue to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius at COP26, the U.S. Climate Alliance today released its annual report, “Further. Faster. Together.” which details how states are delivering on their climate commitments and finds that the U.S. and Alliance can achieve their 2030 and 2050 climate goals.
As the world’s leaders convene in Glasgow for the most consequential UN Climate Change Conference since Paris, the U.S. Climate Alliance today announced the next generation of “High-Impact Actions” its states will pursue to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and help achieve the U.S. nationally-determined contributions (NDC) and the Alliance’s 2030 and 2050 climate goals.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today announced that six of its governors — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Hawaiʻi Gov. David Ige, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown — alongside top state officials from California, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, and Minnesota will participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland between October 31 and November 12, 2021.
The event previewed the delegation of Alliance governors participating in COP26 and provided an opportunity for governors to elaborate on how U.S. infrastructure investment can benefit their states.
Today, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance as the state is the first Gulf South state to join the Alliance. With the addition of Louisiana, the Alliance’s membership now represents 57 percent of the U.S. population and 61 percent of U.S. GDP.
The U.S. Climate Alliance committed today to collectively achieving overall net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as soon as practicable, and no later than 2050, and reduce collective net GHG emissions at least 50-52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
This virtual U.S. Climate Alliance event featured National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and governors from across the country.
One week after President Joe Biden moved to rejoin the Paris Agreement and the bipartisan United States Climate Alliance committed to forging a new kind of state-federal partnership to confront the climate crisis, Executive Director Julie Cerqueira today issued the following statement welcoming additional executive climate action from the Biden administration.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today applauded President Joe Biden’s swift action to rejoin the international accord and vowed to forge a new kind of state-federal partnership to confront the climate crisis.
As the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement nears, the U.S. Climate Alliance released a report today showing that as its member states pursued bold climate action from 2016 to 2019, they created more than 133,000 new clean energy jobs — outpacing the rest of the nation.
The Executive Director of the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance today issued the following statement regarding the Alliance’s continued commitment to address climate change and how the election outcome has created an opportunity for the U.S. federal government, in close partnership with states, to restore national climate leadership.
U.S. Climate Alliance governors discussed how they are advancing the most ambitious climate agenda in U.S. history.
Today, the U.S. Climate Alliance released its annual report, “Leading the Charge: Working Together to Build an Equitable, Clean and Prosperous Future.” The report details the climate action and policy framework Alliance governors have built over the course of the past three years and sets forth recommendations to Congress and the federal government for national climate action.
U.S. Climate Alliance Executive Director Julie Cerqueira provided an overview of state-led climate action.
The United States Climate Alliance today released its 2019 Annual Report titled “Strength in Numbers: American Leadership on Climate” at the climate negotiations at COP25.
U.S. Climate Alliance-affiliated events at COP25 in Madrid, Spain.
Alliance governors ratchet up climate leadership while growing their economies faster than the rest of the country — demonstrating that climate action is a driver of innovation and economic strength.
The U.S. Climate Alliance convened governors from California, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Virginia, and Washington.
Governors Andrew Cuomo (NY), Jay Inslee (WA) and Gavin Newsom (CA), who serve as co-chairs of the bipartisan United States Climate Alliance, today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s attempt to revoke the waiver that allows states to set more stringent emissions standards.
Members of the bipartisan United States Climate Alliance today issued the following statement announcing an effort to work together to support a strong national standard through the “Nation’s Clean Car Promise.”
Montana Governor Steve Bullock today issued an executive order to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. His announcement comes on the heels of the two-year anniversary of the U.S. Climate Alliance, formed on June 1, 2017 in response to President Trump’s announced intent to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak today announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.
Maine Governor Janet Mills today announced her plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers today announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced her plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance at a press conference in Lansing.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham today announced her plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker today announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.
The U.S. Climate Alliance is releasing three clean energy and resilience “playbooks” that will serve as implementation resources for states in deploying solar energy, spurring electric grid modernization, and enhancing resilience in the face of climate impacts and natural hazards.
U.S. Climate Alliance-affiliated events at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
The U.S. Climate Alliance commits to taking the following new actions during the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.
At today’s Global Climate Action Summit, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Climate Alliance agreed to work together to achieve an ambitious climate agenda, and to report on our progress at the 2019 UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit.
This session examined state and industry experience in implementing and incentivizing the combination of transport electrification, automation, and ride sharing.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today issued a Challenge to protect our natural and working lands as a means of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing resilient carbon sinks.
Members of the U.S. Climate Alliance today issued the following statement on the proposal announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a weak replacement for the 2015 Clean Power Plan.
The U.S. Climate Alliance today issued the following statement on the effort announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to attack the federal emission and fuel economy standards.
On the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s announcement that he intends to withdraw the U.S. from the global Paris Agreement, a bipartisan coalition of 17 governors committed to upholding the Paris Agreement through the U.S. Climate Alliance are announcing a new wave of initiatives to accelerate and scale up climate action.