With one month until president-elect Biden takes office, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and our 32 state affiliates released the 2020 Clean Energy for All campaign report detailing the stunning clean energy progress made in states across the country over the last year and a look at how far the country has come since 2018.
Despite four years of relentless attacks on our environment from the Trump administration, state and local action has continued to advance clean energy across the country. Backed by overwhelming public support, 23 different states made crucial clean energy progress in 2020. On the day President Biden is sworn in, 1 in 3 Americans will live in a place committed to 100% clean electricity.
States give clear roadmap for Biden
In every corner of the country, in places with diverse populations, economies, and political leadership, states have laid out clear climate roadmaps for the Biden administration to follow.
Since 2018, states like Washington and New York have passed landmark policies that include strong labor protections for workers and investments in communities hardest hit by years of fossil fuel pollution. Many of these wins have taken place with significant bipartisan support in states that voted for Trump like Nebraska and South Carolina, and in places with a history of fossil fuel extraction like Colorado and Pennsylvania. Clean energy victories this year have been secured by governors, legislatures, boards, city governments, and even utilities.
You can read the full 2020 report here.
In 2018, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and our state affiliates launched the Clean Energy for All campaign to transition our country to a clean energy economy. The results: state and local leaders are taking action that will keep our country’s Paris Climate Agreement goals on track and create the safe, healthy and prosperous communities that everyone deserves.
Each year’s report details how LCV state affiliates built the necessary political power to get this clean energy progress across the finish line by demonstrating grassroots demand, winning ballot initiatives, and securing candidate commitments.