Working Group Publications


From SLCP Challenge to Action

A Roadmap for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants to Meet the Goals of the Paris Agreement

The U.S. Climate Alliance is stepping up to lead on short-lived climate pollutants.  On June 1, 2018, we issued the SLCP Challenge, committing to comprehensively addressing SLCP emissions as a critical component of meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, and calling on the world to do so as well. 

This Roadmap takes that commitment from SLCP Challenge to Action.  It outlines a menu of options states will consider as we pursue an ambitious set of goals that have the potential to reduce SLCP emissions in the U.S. Climate Alliance as a whole by 40-50 percent below current levels by 2030.  States will develop individual SLCP reduction strategies, continue to share information and best practices, develop and improve emissions inventories to track progress, and pursue partnerships to expand action on SLCPs and meet the goals of the SLCP challenge.  The U.S. Climate Alliance will track and annually report on progress towards its SLCP reduction goals. 

Solar deployment guidebook

To assist states and localities in accelerating solar adoption, The United States Climate Alliance (USCA) partnered with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) to elevate crucial strategies and tools for state and local governments to reduce the non-hardware costs of solar development. This Guidebook was written for state and local governments to identify gaps and opportunities for innovation in local solar market design; provide sample local policy and program frameworks, applications, and language; include local solar policy decision making considerations and planning scenarios; and point states and localities to additional state, federal, and private resources.

Non-Wires Solutions Implementation Playbook

The dynamics of today’s electric grid do not ensure that energy is efficiently distributed or that capital is efficiently allocated. Increasingly, portfolios of distributed energy resources (DERs)—also known as non-wires solutions (NWS)—can address these current inefficiencies by solving grid needs more cost-effectively than business-as-usual approaches to traditional infrastructure investment. Rocky Mountain Institute created this Non-Wires Solutions Implementation Playbook to delineate innovative approaches to spur non-wires solution adoption and recommend planning and operational strategies to improve non-wires solution processes.

new governors’ resilience playbook

During the next four years, every Governor will likely grapple with critical resilience issues in their state – from extreme weather events and natural disasters to crumbling infrastructure and cyber threats. The human and economic toll of not being prepared is highly consequential to your state’s residents, communities, and the economy. Finding ways to mitigate these costs and threats through effective resilience and climate preparedness strategies are therefore an essential responsibility for Governors.