Carbon Free City Handbook
With Syria’s recent announcement that it will join the Paris Agreement, every nation in the world is now part of this historic global effort. Even though the U.S. has declared its intent to withdraw at the national level, non-federal actors—including states and cities—have announced their intention to keep U.S. leadership strong on this topic. How can cities take action now? RMI recently released The Carbon-Free City Handbook, which includes 22 no-regrets, high-impact recommendations applicable to almost any city in the world and ready for implementation more or less immediately. Read more at http://bit.ly/Carbon-Free-City-handbook.
Local Energy Efficiency Self Scoring Tool
The new and improved Local Energy Efficiency Self Scoring Tool provides cities of every size a resource to help them develop policy roadmaps to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the process. This tool is provided by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Learn more at http://bit.ly/energy-self-scoring-tool.
EPA Greenhouse Gas Calculator
The EPA has updated it’s greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator, a tool to help you communicate your emissions and energy goals and achievements. This online calculator helps you translate abstract energy and emissions data into concrete terms, such as annual emissions from cars, households, or power plants. http://bit.ly/EPA-GHG-calc.