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. 

Content from this campaign

Legislation to Partially Repeal House Bill 6 Falls Short by Failing to Restore Clean Energy Programs
April 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation today to partially repeal Ohio’s scandal-ridden House Bill 6, but failed to restore the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency resource standards....
Apr 1, 2021 12:05 PM ET
New Hampshire Businesses Call for Strong Energy Efficiency Programs to Drive Economic Recovery
February 11, 2021, /3BL Media/ - More than two dozen New Hampshire businesses offered their support today for accelerating energy efficiency investments in the Granite State by increasing the state’s energy-efficiency resource standard (EERS).   Filtrine, Garland Mill, Lonza, Stonyfield Organic, and Worthen Industries are among the businesses that signed ...
Feb 11, 2021 11:20 AM ET
Major Companies, Institutions in Illinois Call for 100% Clean Energy Legislation
February 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Nearly two dozen companies and higher education institutions in Illinois urged state lawmakers today to accelerate the state’s transition to 100% clean energy and build a cleaner, more equitable transportation system. “We understand firsthand the substantial risks posed by inaction on climate change as well as the...
Feb 1, 2021 2:45 PM ET
Veto of Landmark Climate Bill Is a Misstep by Gov. Baker and Missed Opportunity for Massachusetts
The decision by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to pocket veto landmark climate legislation is “extremely disappointing and a step in the wrong direction for Massachusetts’ ability to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis and protect overburdened and underserved communities,” said Alli Gold Roberts, director, state policy, at the sustainability nonprofit Ceres.  ...
Jan 15, 2021 11:05 AM ET
Businesses Call on Virginia General Assembly to Adopt Clean Car Standards
Influential businesses in Virginia called on Gov. Ralph Northam and members of Virginia General Assembly today to accelerate the Commonwealth’s clean transportation transition by adopting strong clean car standards that would increase the number of low-emission and electric vehicles on Virginia’s roads. The Virginia General Assembly will consider adopting the ...
Jan 14, 2021 4:05 PM ET