Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) volunteers across the country are working diligently to research, draft, and share legal resources which may be useful in the global fight against climate change. Over time, we plan to share those research documents and resources here, making them available to partner organizations and others.

Our first set of documents, called “state profiles,” were researched and prepared by L4GG’s volunteer lawyers in support of the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” Campaign to help municipalities shift to renewable energy (click here to learn more about this program).

Each state profile provides a general overview of policies affecting local renewable energy policy in that particular state, including issues like Dillon versus Home Rule, the authority and procedures of the state’s public utility commission (if one exists), case examples of franchise agreements, green tariffs, etc. While not legal advice, each profile provides helpful background on existing policies that may affect a local municipality’s path to renewable energy.

We hope these profiles further expedite the nationwide shift towards 100% renewable energy. Without federal support on climate change policy, it’s up to all of us to protect our planet for future generations.

Please check back for updates and additional documents as new resources become available.

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