State Policy

State Policy

It is imperative that states maintain and expand policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting clean energy solutions. Strong clean energy policies help drive economic growth by attracting business and investments, especially as more companies work to achieve their own clean energy goals. 

Ceres works with investors from Ceres Investor Network and companies from Ceres BICEP Network to advocate for laws and regulations that promote the uptake and acceleration of clean energy policy — such as policies that lift barriers for corporate renewable energy purchases, carbon pricing, renewable portfolio standards, energy efficiency standards and incentives for electric vehicles and infrastructure. 

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Major Pacific Coast Companies and Institutions Call for Expansion of Cap-and-Invest Programs
January 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - More than 20 major companies, healthcare systems and large energy consumers on the Pacific Coast declared their support today for expanding cap-and-invest programs to scale up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the region.  Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft, Providence St. Joseph Health and Uber...
Jan 29, 2020 1:40 PM ET
Clean Energy Act Will Ensure Virginia is a Leader in the Net-Zero Emissions Future
December 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ceres welcomes new clean energy legislation unveiled this week by Virginia lawmakers to transform the electricity grid and ensure Virginia leads the way in the transition to a net-zero emissions future. At a press conference Thursday morning, Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan and Dels. Rip Sullivan and Jennifer Carroll Foy announced...
Dec 24, 2019 10:40 AM ET
Regional Pact to Tackle Transportation Emissions Presents a Bold Vision for a Clean Transportation Future
Influential companies from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are praising governors today for advancing plans to modernize the region’s transportation system while reducing pollution from cars and trucks. Twelve states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Vermont), as well as the...
Dec 17, 2019 3:05 PM ET
Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future
November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a low-carbon economy.  More than a dozen investors, companies, colleges and universities, including American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), DSM, Friends Fiduciary...
Nov 21, 2019 2:25 PM ET
Virginia Governor’s Executive Order to Accelerate Clean Energy Future is the Right Move for the Commonwealth
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order to decarbonize the electricity grid and scale up clean energy in the Commonwealth is the policy leadership needed to address the climate crisis and create a thriving, zero-carbon economy, said the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres.  Earlier today,...
Sep 17, 2019 4:20 PM ET

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