Equity

While air pollutants adversely affect everyone, minority, low-income, and indigenous populations have been disproportionately impacted for years, largely through the local siting of power plants, refineries, factories, highways, shipping, and other heavy polluters. These sources of pollution have most often been imposed on the local community with minimal regard for the health hazards created.

Equity is achieved when everyone enjoys “The same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards,” and “Equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.”

Use General Plans to Guide Renewables Development and Reduce Climate Emissions from Fossil Fuel Use

Description: City and county Comprehensive Plans, also known as General Plans or Master Plans, are long-range plans that guide decision-making; establish rules and standards for development and improvements; and help […]

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Description: City and county Comprehensive Plans, also known as General Plans or Master Plans, are long-range plans that guide decision-making; establish rules and standards for development and improvements; and help

E-bike vouchers to reduce VMT

Description: Denver residents are receiving instant rebates to buy e-bikes (battery powered bikes) following the city’s implementation of a new program to address unhealthy ozone levels. The city’s program aims

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Description: Denver residents are receiving instant rebates to buy e-bikes (battery powered bikes) following the city’s implementation of a new program to address unhealthy ozone levels. The city’s program aims

Community Solar Projects

Description: Communities around the country are benefiting from access to community solar projects, a distributed solar energy deployment model that allows customers to buy or lease part of a larger,

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Description: Communities around the country are benefiting from access to community solar projects, a distributed solar energy deployment model that allows customers to buy or lease part of a larger,

Climate Parking Fee

Description: The Department of Transportation of Portland, Oregon has increased the cost of parking at city parking meters by $0.20 per transaction to both send a signal to the public

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Description: The Department of Transportation of Portland, Oregon has increased the cost of parking at city parking meters by $0.20 per transaction to both send a signal to the public

Use the ULEZ to improve air quality and reduce pollution

Description: In 2003, London made history by becoming the first city after Singapore to introduce congestion pricing for vehicles entering the Congestion Charge Zone in Central London. Following initial implementation

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Description: In 2003, London made history by becoming the first city after Singapore to introduce congestion pricing for vehicles entering the Congestion Charge Zone in Central London. Following initial implementation

Using Low Risk Opt-in Loans to Decarbonize Buildings Equitably

Description: In 2019, the Common Council of Ithaca, New York approved the Ithaca Green New Deal (IGND), which allowed the city to assign additional staff and resources to create and

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Description: In 2019, the Common Council of Ithaca, New York approved the Ithaca Green New Deal (IGND), which allowed the city to assign additional staff and resources to create and

Create clean energy fund

Description: The Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF), also known as the Portland Clean Energy Initiative, was a measure that appeared on the Portland (Oregon) municipal ballot on November 6, 2018.

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Description: The Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF), also known as the Portland Clean Energy Initiative, was a measure that appeared on the Portland (Oregon) municipal ballot on November 6, 2018.

Increased access to ZEVs

Description: The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund awarded funding to the Sacramento Air Quality Management District to start the CarShare program in the Greater Sacramento, CA area. It has provided free

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Description: The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund awarded funding to the Sacramento Air Quality Management District to start the CarShare program in the Greater Sacramento, CA area. It has provided free

Fossil fuel peaker plant replacement

Description: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) initiated the Oakland Clean Energy Initiative to replace a 40-year-old fossil fuel power plant located in Oakland, CA with local clean energy and battery

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Description: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) initiated the Oakland Clean Energy Initiative to replace a 40-year-old fossil fuel power plant located in Oakland, CA with local clean energy and battery

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