Overview of city at night
Overview of city at night

Energy

Energy is the quiet force that keeps our cities running smoothly. NLC’s work highlights the various alternatives in this field and what local officials need to know to make the best decisions for their cities and towns.

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  • CitiesSpeak

Two U.S. cities have been recognized for removing barriers to solar energy and making it easier and more affordable for homes and businesses to install solar. Here’s how they achieved that recognition.

The National…

solar
solar
  • CitiesSpeak

Your city could win national recognition, free passes to NLC's 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh, a speaking role at the conference, a guest blog post, and more.

NLC is excited to be part of a team administrating the SolSmart program, which…

SolSmart program
SolSmart program
  • CitiesSpeak

SolSmart offers cities no-cost technical assistance to improve access and affordability of local solar projects. Launched on April 27 by the Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities and a team of organizations, the new…

Solar
Solar
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's Sustainable Cities Institute has partnered with The Solar Foundation to provide national recognition and no-cost technical support for local governments to promote solar energy.

This is a guest post by Phillip Haddix.

The…

Solar panels
Solar panels
  • CitiesSpeak

The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan requires power plants to reduce carbon emissions and establishes state-by-state targets to accomplish this goal.

The Supreme Court may currently be on recess but that did not stop it from issuing…

Power Plant
Power Plant
  • CitiesSpeak

Nearly every boulevard, avenue, road or side street in America is lined with opportunities to reduce energy consumption and save important municipal dollars. Street lights in the United States are estimated to use as much energy as six million…

Streetlights
Streetlights
  • CitiesSpeak

The consolidated cases of Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency and National Mining Association v. Environmental Protection Agency challenge a 2012 Environmental Protection…

Coal Power Plant
Coal Power Plant
  • Press Release

Across the country, the demand for energy is rising rapidly.  Yet, despite known implications for our environment, we still allow more than half of the total energy produced in the U.S. to go wasted due to inefficiencies.1

The National…

NLC Deputy Executive Director Antoinette Samuel at the Georgetown University Energy Prize kickoff event.
NLC Deputy Executive Director Antoinette Samuel at the Georgetown University Energy Prize kickoff event.
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the second blog in a series on why the key to protecting our environment lies in city innovation.

It’s no accident that “energy” is one of the main components of city sustainability plans. If we drilled down, much of these…

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  • News Announcement

by Carolyn Berndt

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched two tools to help local governments make policy decisions pertaining to greenhouse gas reduction, particularly through energy efficiency and renewable…