This memorandum provides an example of how local governments can form a partnership with electric utilities to foster a clean energy collaboration.
This memorandum provides an example of how local governments can form a partnership with electric utilities to foster a low-carbon, smart city collaboration.
This memorandum provides an example of how a group of local governments and public entities can form a partnership, aggregate buying power, and procure renewable energy together at economies of scale for off-site electricity purchases.
This spreadsheet highlights case studies of equitable clean energy initiatives from leading cities and states across the United States. For each initiative, this resource provides a brief summary, an overview of key characteristics, and a description of how it addressed procedural, structural, distributional, or transgenerational equity.
This is a companion resource to the publication “Integrating Equity into City Clean Energy Initiatives: Considerations and Resources for Local Governments.” Download that report from the Tools & Resources library.
This report offers an approach and considerations for integrating equity into city clean energy initiatives. It provides an overview of developing equitable clean energy initiatives, relevant definitions, and example goals, targets,
and indicators that can be used for consistent and comprehensive planning and implementation. The report explores seven common types of clean energy initiatives pursued or supported by city governments, with high-level observations based on equity-focused case study reviews. The report also includes additional equity-focused resources from experts nationwide.
A companion piece to this report—”Selected Examples of Leading Equitable Clean Energy Initiatives”—presents case studies from leading cities and states. Download it from the Tools & Resources library.
Many federal funding opportunities exist for advancing local decarbonization efforts. Navigating those opportunities and making strategic decisions on how to best utilize the funds available can be challenging. This tool helps local governments prioritize and leverage existing federal funding to advance system-wide energy transition goals—from block grants and technical assistance to competitive grants, loans, and revolving loan funds.
Note: For the tool to function effectively, users must “Enable Macros” upon opening the file.
A companion piece to this tool—”Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding”—presents resources to help tool users and broader audiences understand energy equity. Download it from the Tools & Resources library.
Last updated: June 21, 2022
This document serves as a companion piece to the Federal Funding Opportunities for Local Decarbonization (FFOLD) tool, which is intended to help cities identify and compare new and existing federal funding sources for clean energy projects and programs. This literature review and recommended resource list highlights existing environmental and energy justice publications to help funding tool users and broader audiences understand energy equity in planning and implementation. It is organized into three main sections: Overall Principles for Energy Justice, Clean Mobility & Transportation, and Building Electrification.
The Utah Community Renewable Energy Act authorized future regulatory filings at the Utah Public Service Commission that will define rules, rates, and expectations for a community renewable energy program. It is seen as an important step toward Utah communities with ambitious clean energy goals to move toward net-100% renewable electricity by 2030. It was passed as a result of collaboration by three local governments in Utah (Park City, Salt Lake City, and Summit County) with Rocky Mountain Power and the state legislature.
This SolSmart webinar provides an overview of approaches for setting clean energy goals and processes for identifying the most impactful and appropriate implementation strategies, including considerations related to the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar also highlighted case studies from communities that have developed clean energy plans.
This webinar focused on community choice aggregation (CCA) as a potential strategy for local governments to achieve their clean energy goals. The webinar provides an overview of what CCA is, how it works, and considerations for local governments interested in establishing or participating in a CCA program. It also highlights case studies from CCAs across the United States that support local renewable energy development. This webinar provides one AICP CM continuing education credit.