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Ideas for Action on Renewable Energy Standards

December 16, 2020


The RES policy brief builds upon recommendations within the U.S. Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda, which identifies policy priorities that advance climate solutions with health and equity benefits. Renewable energy standards are an important component of that effort. The brief can help health professionals understand and engage on improving standards, whether in their city, state, or nationally. This guide provides some recommended ways and ideas to take action on one of the most impactful climate policies that is relevant in every state, and has an opportunity to advance at the federal level.