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

Pennsylvania Embraces Clean Energy and Economic Leadership by Joining RGGI
April 22, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Ceres joins major businesses across Pennsylvania to applaud the Wolf administration for finalizing its participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), becoming the 12th state to join the bipartisan East Coast program to address pollution from power plants. RGGI is a cap-and-invest system for the region’s power sector, and supports efforts to...
Apr 22, 2022 11:00 AM ET
Nevada Takes an Important Step to Get More Clean Trucks on the Road
April 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Nevada doubled down on its commitment to tackling transportation-related climate pollution today, signing an agreement with 16 other states to work together to grow the market for zero-emission commercial vehicles like trucks and vans. Major companies operating in Nevada welcomed Gov. Steve Sisolak’s announcement that Nevada would join the agreement, called...
Apr 1, 2022 7:00 AM ET
Major Companies and Investors in Maryland Urge Adoption of Net Zero Emissions Target
March 31, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Major companies and investors operating in Maryland are urging the state General Assembly and Gov. Larry Hogan to finalize critical legislation that would align the state with the ambition needed to limit the catastrophic impacts of climate change and help businesses capture the economic opportunities of the clean energy transition. The Maryland General...
Mar 31, 2022 7:00 AM ET
By Refuting Clean Energy Rules, Arizona Also Passes on an Unprecedented Economic Opportunity
January 26, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Arizona Corporation Commission’s rejection of the state’s proposed Clean Energy Rules is a disappointing outcome for companies, institutions, employers, and energy consumers that supported the ambitious plan to create a carbon-free electric grid by 2070 and reduce energy waste across the state, according to the sustainability nonprofit Ceres. “...
Jan 26, 2022 3:20 PM ET
Major Employers and Energy Consumers Urge Legislators to Maintain Virginia's Clean Energy and Transportation Ambitions
As a new legislative session begins in Richmond and the Youngkin administration takes office, several major companies and institutions with operations in Virginia are urging state lawmakers to maintain and build upon the considerable progress made in recent years to confront the climate crisis. In ...
Jan 22, 2022 7:00 AM ET