State and Local Climate and Energy Program
The State Climate and Energy Partner Network helps state energy, environmental, and utility staff understand and explore climate change and clean energy policy and program opportunities. The partner network provides up–to–date information about state activities and fosters communication among state decision makers on climate and energy issues and opportunities.
The partner network is open to staff from any state agency involved in:
- Advancing clean energy opportunities
- Developing climate change mitigation policies and programs
- Looking to understand and describe the benefits of climate actions
- Seeking up–to–date information about what other states are doing
Upon registering for the partner network, a participant:
- Will receive EPA's weekly summary of state climate and energy policy news
- Will be invited to provide recommendations for topics and speakers for EPA's monthly state Webcast series (the EPA State Technical Forum)
The State Climate and Energy Partner Network is the next generation of EPA's Clean Energy–Environment State Partnership, which operated from 2005 to 2009 and included 16 partner states. The partner states were: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Through the partnership, each state took important steps towards developing clean energy action plans and integrating energy and environmental strategies to achieve multiple benefits. Lessons learned from the partnership will be shared broadly through the new partner network.