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Topic - Environment, Energy & Climate Change Archive

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State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State programs aimed at solving climate change can also help cities tackle many of their other community priorities. The cap-and trade program generates substantial revenue that the state invests to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve other community co-benefits.

May 2018
Resiliency Is Key to Managing the Risks of Climate Change

Resiliency Is Key to Managing the Risks of Climate Change

Over 2 million households in California are at high or extreme risk from wildfires, and cities statewide will have to step up their efforts in hazard mitigation, emergency planning and resilience.

March 2018
Challenges of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Challenges of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Cities are tackling the need for charging infrastructure to power electric vehicles. This article highlights pilot programs, lessons learned and more.

February 2018
Contract Provisions Expedite Flood Cleanup in San José

Contract Provisions Expedite Flood Cleanup in San José

An unusual emergency services agreement yielded significant benefits when disaster struck.

February 2018
Focusing on Safe Disposal of Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste

Focusing on Safe Disposal of Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste

Local governments’ extended producer responsibility programs offer policy models for other states.

October 2017
Connect With ILG at the Annual Conference

Connect With ILG at the Annual Conference

Don’t miss ILG sessions and events at the conference. Meet the staff, browse materials and get answers to your questions.

September 2017
Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future?

Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future?

The coming revolutions in electric, shared and automated vehicles present many potential scenarios.

September 2017
Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.

August 2017
Lodi’s Storm Drain Detectives Monitor Water Quality

Lodi’s Storm Drain Detectives Monitor Water Quality

Students become stewards of the land and water.

August 2017
California Cities Create Carbon Funds to Support Climate Action

California Cities Create Carbon Funds to Support Climate Action

Many local agencies are developing internal funding sources to implement energy and climate action activities.

July 2017
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