Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series


The Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series gives a  straightforward overview of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategies that local governments can use to achieve economic, environmental, social, and human health benefits. The series covers  energy efficiency, transportation, community planning and design, solid waste and materials management, and renewable energy.

Who should use the Strategy Series?

This series is designed for policy makers and program implementers interested in cost-effective climate and energy strategies, such as mayors, city or town council members, energy managers, city planners, metropolitan and regional planning organizations, and their private and nonprofit  partners. 

How can the Strategy Series help me?

Policymakers and program staff can use this series to decide which climate and energy strategies will work best for their communities.  Each document focuses on one approach to reducing GHG emissions by providing an overview of:

  • Benefits
  • Planning and design
  • Key stakeholders
  • Policy mechanisms
  • Implementation considerations
  • Costs and funding opportunities
  • Programs and resources that offer technical assistance
  • Examples and case studies

Energy Efficiency


Community Planning and Design

Solid Waste and Materials Management

Renewable Energy

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