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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Recent

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Just before Thanksgiving, NLC joined an amicus brief filed by the City of Chicago in support of New York City's petition for certiorari in City of New York v. Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade. 

In the case, New York asks the…

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by Carolyn Berndt 

The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code adopted last week at the Final Action Hearings of the International Code Council (ICC) will result in historic gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes…

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For many municipalities, electricity usage is the primary source of their greenhouse gas emissions. To dramatically reduce these emissions and fight climate change, a growing number of cities are switching to green power. Since 2001, the…

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A bipartisan effort is being orchestrated under the leadership of Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), and Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) to advocate for continued funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (…

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Last month, the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program was dealt a setback when the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a statement effectively halting mortgage financing for homes participating in the PACE program.

In its…

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Locally led efforts to conserve energy, increase efficiency and invest in clean, renewable energy sources epitomize the oft-cited mantra of sustainability - to think globally while acting locally. Energy saving programs and initiatives contribute…