Local Climate and Energy Program
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EPA's Local Climate and Energy Program helps local governments meet sustainability goals with cost-effective climate change and clean energy strategies. Local governments can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve multiple community goals such as reducing air pollutants, lowering energy costs, supporting local economic development, and improving public health, quality of life, and the reliability and security of their energy system.
The Local Climate and Energy Program offers webinars and planning, policy, technical, and analytical information to advance their climate change mitigation and clean energy goals.
Learn about topics related to climate change mitigation and adaptation programs. Topics include:
- Air Quality
- Energy Efficiency (EE)
- Heat Islands
- Land Use Planning and Community Design
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Materials Management
- Water / Wastewater
- Local Climate Action Framework
A step-by step implementation guide is available to provide guidance and resources for local governments to plan, implement, and evaluate climate, energy, and sustainability projects and programs. Select any of the six phases of implementation listed below to access the associated guidance and resources.
- Develop GHG Inventory
- Reach Out & Communicate
- Set Goals & Select Actions
- Obtain Resources
- Take Action
- Track & Report
- Bringing the Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to Low-Income Communities
EPA is developing a series of case studies and program profiles to highlight effective efforts by state and local agencies, non-profits, and utilities to bring energy efficiency and renewable energy to low-income communities. Read more »
- Climate Showcase Communities Program
EPA's Climate Showcase Communities Program helps local and tribal governments pilot innovative, cost-effective, and replicable community-based greenhouse gas reduction projects. Read more »
- Local Examples
Find out about climate change activities underway in different communities across the U.S. through case studies, GHG inventories, and climate change action plans. Read more »