This memo addresses federal, state, and local legal considerations pertaining to a municipality in Georgia entering into a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA).
This memo addresses federal, state, and local legal considerations pertaining to a municipality in Virginia entering into a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA).
This Excel spreadsheet calculator provides funding estimates for cities and counties who will be eligible for direct formula funding through the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG). The calculator uses DOE formulas and recent census data to generate EECBG grant estimates. The calculator is a near-term pre-planning tool for cities and counties to gain insight into projected funding amounts prior to DOE’s official publication of final funding allocations later in 2022.
Note: Users should ‘Enable Macros’ to ensure functionality within the calculator.
This webinar convened U.S. state practitioners for a learning opportunity focused on how the State Energy Program (SEP) grant program, as re-authorized through the IIJA, creates an innovative landscape for states to fund ambitious climate projects over the next four years and address climate equity issues. The discussion drew on existing innovation, highlighting examples in which states have ambitiously used SEP funds on decarbonization and climate equity programs.
This webinar shows how local governments can leverage Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program funds to advance community-wide impact, climate goals, and equitable outcomes. Watch this webinar to learn from legal experts on how funds were used in the past and how city decision-makers can use these funds to get the best return on investment in a carbon-free future.
This report provides a comprehensive guide for local law- and policy-makers in developing climate programs that consider and comport with federal and state law. It explores and explicates legal issues that might inhibit or enable policy adoption and implementation across a range of municipal carbon mitigation policy areas: Equity, Buildings, Transportation, Energy, and Waste.
This guide outlines how local governments can pursue buyer-led aggregated PPAs for utility-scale renewable projects. It includes the benefits of aggregation, off-site procurement options available to aggregation groups, and case studies of five successful aggregated renewables procurements. The guide also presents a seven-step process to guide local governments to pursue an aggregated procurement.
This is a series of state profiles providing a general overview of a state’s policies affecting local renewable energy policy in that state. While not legal advice, each profile provides helpful background on existing policies that may affect a local municipality’s path to renewable energy. As of January 2021, profiles exist for Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Free site registration is required for access.
This memo addresses certain federal, state, and local legal considerations and best practices for a municipality entering into a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA).
This memo addresses federal, state, and local legal considerations pertaining to a municipality in Ohio entering into a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA).