Energy and Environment

Domestic Climate

It's time to build a 100 percent clean future, deliver on environmental justice, and empower workers to compete in the global clean energy economy.

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What We're Doing

Building a 100 percent clean future

Stabilizing global warming starts with cutting carbon pollution in the United States to half of peak levels by 2030, leading global net greenhouse gas emissions to reach zero by midcentury, and sustaining net-negative emissions thereafter.

Creating good jobs in the United States

Building a 100 percent clean future will create millions of new jobs, and policy must ensure that these jobs are located here in the United States and provide workers fair wages, good benefits, and full collective bargaining rights.

Fighting for environmental justice

Partnering with environmental justice advocates to turn the tide against environmental injustice, economic inequality, and climate change will ensure everyone can realize their fundamental right to clean air, clean water, and healthy, thriving communities. 

 

Learning from leadership in the states

Creating a road map for federal action will lift up lessons learned from the states, local governments, and tribal nations that have made important strides for climate, justice, and jobs.

It's time to build a 100 percent clean future, deliver on environmental justice, and empower workers to compete in the global clean energy economy.

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Featured Work

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The Pathway to Industrial Decarbonization Report
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The Pathway to Industrial Decarbonization

To effectively tackle the climate crisis and reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the United States must provide a pathway to accelerating the decarbonization of heavy industry while supporting high-quality, union jobs and a clean and equitable environment.

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The Pathways to Decarbonizing Industry Past Event

The Pathways to Decarbonizing Industry

Please join the Center for American Progress and the United Steelworkers of America for a reception beginning at 6:00 PM, followed by a panel discussion with esteemed experts at 6:30 PM.

The Inflation Reduction Act: What It All Means Past Event

The Inflation Reduction Act: What It All Means

Please join the Center for American Progress for a multipanel discussion with OMB Director Shalanda Young, one of the key officials responsible for implementing the IRA, and everyday Americans about the Inflation Reduction Act and what it will mean for the United States and the American people.

How States and Cities Can Benefit From Climate Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act Report
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How States and Cities Can Benefit From Climate Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act

State and local governments will receive financial and technical support from the Biden administration to help them achieve success under the Inflation Reduction Act, but they must also be prepared to stand up ambitious programs in their communities.

Advocates Demand Congressional Action on Climate Change After the U.S. Supreme Court Limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s Power Video

Advocates Demand Congressional Action on Climate Change After the U.S. Supreme Court Limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s Power

Environmental advocates gathered outside the Supreme Court to protest its decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency—and to urge Congress to take action on climate change.

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