By Sam Ricketts, Rita Cliffton, Lola Oduyeru, and Bill Holland,
Center for American Progress
There are important lessons that a future U.S. president and Congress should derive from state progress across the country, as well as that of local governments and tribal nations, as they begin to craft a transformative national agenda. Such an agenda should be based on investing in good jobs; building a sustainable economy; creating standards for effective and sustained pollution reductions at the national and local levels; committing to justice and equity; and ending the federal handouts that prop up fossil fuel corporations and their pollution. Read the entire report here.
About the Authors
Sam Ricketts is a senior fellow for Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress. Rita Cliffton is a research associate for Climate and Energy Policy at the Center. Lola Oduyeru is a manager for State and Local Government Affairs at the Center. Bill Holland is the senior director for State Advocacy and Policy at the League of Conservation Voters.
Nebraska is specifically referenced in the report under the topics:
Progress in each key economic sector/Electricity
Nebraska’s Dollar and Energy Saving loan programs were the first in the nation to utilize innovative public financing to deploy energy efficiency projects. Source: National Association of State Energy Officials, U.S. State Energy Program Update: State Projects and Programs Implemented by the State Energy Offices Utilizing SEP Funding
Agriculture and Land
For farmers who adopt cover crop practices, Iowa offers discounted crop insurance and cost-sharing and Nebraska provides financial incentives. Source: The Izaak Walton League of America, State and Local Soil Health Strategies: Building Soil Health Policy from the Ground Up
Public Domain Photo: U.S. Capitol Building