Overview of city at night
Overview of city at night

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  • 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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Word cloud
  • Press Release

PHILADELPHIA -- Paris has historically been the world's celebrated "City of Light." New York glitters in the dark, its Times Square literally drenched in light. Nighttime scenes glitter from London to San Francisco to Shanghai.

But…

Press Release
Press Release
  • 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…

  • News Announcement

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…

  • News Announcement

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…

  • News Announcement

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…

  • News Announcement

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 (…

  • News Announcement

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…