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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Environment

Ceres Welcomes New Roadmap From Colorado Gov. Jared Polis To Help State Achieve Ambitious Climate Goals
Alli Gold Roberts, senior director, state policy, at Ceres, welcomed the release of the Colorado Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap 2.0. Gov. Jared Polis rolled out the updated plan, which lays out an all-of-government approach to meet the state’s climate goals.

Green Infrastructure

Major Companies Celebrate Clean Buildings Agreement Between States
Major businesses, employers, and trade groups applaud a new agreement between eight states and Washington, D.C. to collectively work to reduce climate pollution from buildings in the coming years.

Energy

Virginia Companies Support SAVE Act To Improve Energy Efficiency Across the State
Businesses with major operations in Virginia today called for state lawmakers to pass the Savings Achieved Via Efficiency (SAVE) Act (HB 746 / SB 565), to ensure the Commonwealth’s utilities achieve robust energy efficiency targets.

Environment

California May Budget Proposal Must Prioritize Complete Implementation of Landmark Climate Disclosure Laws
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2024-2025 budget has paused all funding for implementation of newly signed laws, including the state’s nation-leading climate disclosure policies that passed into law in 2023.

Energy

Businesses Celebrate As Michigan Finalizes Ambitious 100% Clean Electricity Law
Ceres and major Michigan companies applaud Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for signing landmark clean energy legislation into law today, following its passage in the Michigan legislature earlier this month.

Events, Media & Communications

Private Industry, Arizona Governor’s Office of Resiliency To Discuss Clean Energy Investment at Honeywell Facility
The Hobbs administration will hold a media availability on Monday, November 27, at 3:30 PM MST (AZ local) at Honeywell’s Advanced Air Mobility Lab in Phoenix, following a private roundtable discussion with major employers about recent and upcoming clean energy investments

Environment

Michigan on the Verge of 100% Clean Electricity As House Passes Clean Energy Legislation
Ceres applauds the Michigan House of Representative for passing ambitious clean energy legislation today, putting the state on the verge of adopting a 100% clean electricity standard by 2040 and several other important policies to grow clean energy investment and jobs.

Energy

Michigan Lawmakers Have Historic Opportunity To Create Jobs, Cut Pollution With Clean Energy Legislation
Ceres celebrated the Michigan Senate passage of ambitious clean energy legislation and called on the Michigan House to promptly take up and pass the legislation that is highlighted by a 100% clean electricity standard in 2035.

Environment

Michigan Businesses Proclaim Support for 100% Clean Electricity Legislation
As Michigan lawmakers debate ambitious climate and clean energy legislation this fall, fifteen businesses operating in the state today said they support an accelerated transition to 100% clean power that prioritizes affordability, equity, and job creation.

Environment

California’s First-in-the-Nation Climate Disclosure Legislation Sets New Standard for Corporate Transparency
Ceres applauds the California State Assembly for voting to approve first-in-the-nation transparency into the climate impacts of the largest corporations for investors, consumers, employees, and communities.
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