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Climate Change

Midwest Climate Cities Initiative Toolkit

Municipalities across the Midwest are thinking creatively to reduce costs and improve quality of life. ELPC has tools to help!

Climate action is a fiscally responsible priority for local governments. Many cities already see the benefits of advancing clean technology. Local energy production keeps renewable energy dollars in our communities, so residents aren’t paying to import electricity generated by finite resources like coal, gas, and uranium. Clean electric vehicles and buses reduce fuel and maintenance costs, while avoiding pollution. Improving energy efficiency in city buildings makes the best use of our resources and taxpayer money. Updating all of this local infrastructure creates installation jobs, attracts investment, and reduces carbon emissions.

ELPC is working with municipal governments across the Midwest to support the transition to clean transportation, energy, and efficiency. These factsheets offer a number of tools and opportunities to make your town a climate leader!

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