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Protecting communities and infrastructure against the impacts of climate must be done simultaneously with mitigating climate pollution. In the face of more frequent and devastating wildfires, severe storms, flooding, sea-level rise, and other climate impacts, communities face disparate risks and levels of support. Building and equipping communities with the necessary resilience tools at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels is a priority at the Center for American Progress. The following research and analyses sheds light on the actions being taken, and the action that needs to be taken, to empower and protect communities moving forward.
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The Port of Green Bay in Wisconsin has received funding to expand onto the site of a former power plant; the transformation includes the removal of coal piles and other items left from the power plant, and ships will be able to both load and unload cargo at the new port.
Nov 16, 2023
Please join the Center for American Progress and the CLEO Institute for an event exploring how the Inflation Reduction Act can improve lives and livelihoods in Florida and beyond.
Nov 9, 2023
Renewable energy resources are well-equipped to maintain and improve grid reliability.
Nov 7, 2023
Investments in clean vehicles have transformed the auto sector and enabled even more ambitious EPA emissions standards.
U.S. export terminals for liquified natural gas (LNG) are turning what was once a domestic energy source into an internationally traded commodity, exposing American households and businesses to higher natural gas prices set on a volatile global market.
Nov 6, 2023
State and Tribal authorities must prioritize exhausting and distributing more than $4.5 billion through the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebate program directly to low- and moderate-income households in order to decarbonize the nation’s most climate-vulnerable, energy-burdened homes.
Nov 3, 2023
Kevin DeGood explains how a little-known loophole in federal law allows states like Texas to rubber-stamp their own environmental reviews—even when projects are harmful.
Oct 30, 2023
This grant provides funding for a project to rebuild the 100-year-old Algoma South Breakwater Pier in Wisconsin.
Oct 6, 2023
Leaders in the Sunshine State have an opportunity to tap into Inflation Reduction Act funding to invest in clean energy, build climate-resilient communities, create good jobs, lower household costs, and improve the lives of Floridians.
Oct 3, 2023
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The United States must act quickly, in concert with its allies, to secure an economically and environmentally sustainable supply chain of battery minerals that benefits and respects the rights of workers and front-line communities.
Sep 28, 2023
Nicole Gentile, Anne Griffin, Robert Benson, 3 More
Mark Haggerty, Mariel Lutz, Michael Clark
Trevor Higgins, senior vice president of the Energy and Environment department at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the U.S. House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services; the testimony is in support of the Inflation Reduction Act in its first year of historic investments in American households and jobs aimed at accelerating the U.S. transition to a clean energy economy.
Sep 21, 2023
In partnership with the Columbia Climate School, join experts from around the world to learn why climate adaptation and resilience planning is an essential part of the response to the climate crisis.
Sep 19, 2023
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