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

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
Adoption of Zero Emission Vehicle Program Will Drive Colorado’s Transition to a Clean Transportation Future
August 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ Influential investors and companies commend the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission today on their decision to adopt the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program and increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on Colorado’s roads.  “A strong ZEV program is a critical tool to accelerate the development and availability of EVs,” said Carol Lee Rawn,...
Aug 16, 2019 2:10 PM ET
Major Investors and Companies Urge Colorado to Adopt a Strong Zero Emission Vehicle Program
July 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Influential investors and companies called on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission today to accelerate the state’s transition to clean transportation and adopt a strong standard that would increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on Colorado’s roads. The Commission is set to vote on the standard, known as the Zero Emission...
Jul 31, 2019 10:40 AM ET
Legislation to Weaken Ohio’s Clean Energy Standards Will Move the State Backward
COLUMBUS, OH, July 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Ohio legislature approved legislation today to weaken the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency resource standards, a move that will effectively halt clean energy development in the Buckeye State, said the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres.   “Today’s decision takes Ohio backward at a time when the rest...
Jul 23, 2019 3:50 PM ET