State Legislation, Plans, Reports, and Other Documents
Links are provided to the documents that relate to each state’s goals, planning processes, and implementation activities.
A proposed amendment for Arizona to achieve 100% emissions reduction by 2070, along with several interim goals.
A plan initially approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission which would have strengthened the state's renewable energy mandates.
The 2021 SB 100 Joint Agency Report reviews the policy to provide 100 percent of electricity retail sales and state loads from renewable and zero-carbon resources in California by 2045 and includes results from capacity expansion modeling, makes recommendations, outlines analysis, and presents actions by the joint agencies.
California Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) 2020 The California Energy Commission assesses energy issues California is facing to meet climate, clean energy, air quality and other environmental goals.
This document outlines goals, achievements, and progress California is to implementing the bill requirements in SB 350
2018 Legislation (SB 100)-- California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program: emissions of greenhouse gases (2018)
Legislation to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases that extends and expands the existing state RPS . SB 100 requires a planning and progress report from the three state agencies—the CEC, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and California Air Resources Board (CARB)—to be filed every four years.
Set a goal of statewide carbon neutrality by no later than 2045, with net negative GHG emissions thereafter.
Deep Decarbonization in a High Renewables Future: Updated Results for California Pathways Model (2018)
The California Energy Commission (CEC) funded a notable economy-wide deep-decarbonization study (by consulting firm Energy + Environmental Economics) that looked at 10 Scenarios to cut GHGs 40% b 2030 and 80% by 2050.
This legislation requires CPUC to focus energy procurement decisions on reducing GHGs by 40 percent by 2030 to achieve a least 50 recent renewable energy procurement, doubling energy efficiency, and promoting transportation electrification.
Outlines set of strategies and short-term actions towards the progress to meet GHG reduction goals. The report was developed through extensive engagement with the public and local government, stakeholder groups, and analysis from the consulting firm E3 and a Technical Advisory group of academic and scientific experts.
Energy Innovation and RMI conducted a modeling analysis of Colorado's current emissions and renewable energy trajectories.
"Law codifying a pledge by the largest service territory to be carbon free. It incorporates a cost of carbon into utility planning and requires Xcel Energy, the state’s largest electric utility, to cut power sector carbon emissions by 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and move to 100 percent clean energy by 2050."
H 19-1261 sets a goal of reducing GHGs economy-wide by 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, 50 percent by 2030, and 90 percent by 2050 and delegates state air quality control commission to promulgate rules.
Roadmap to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2040 and Bold Climate Action, Governor Jared Polis (2019)
Reports on Colorado's progress toward meeting 2025 and 2030 GHG goals and new policies, regulations, and actions will be needed to increase decarbonization. It calls for more emphasis on analyzing and mitigating impacts of air pollution and emissions on low-income communities and communities of color.
Draft Integrated Resources Plan for Connecticut: Plan/Pathways to Achieve 100% zero carbon by 2040 (2020)
"The draft IRP assesses Connecticut's electricity supply and future supply to achieve the 2040 decarbonization goals.
This focuses on decarbonizing the electricity sector; securing the benefits of competition and minimizing ratepayer risk; ensuring energy affordability and equity; optimal siting of generation resources; transmission upgrades and distributed energy resources; and balancing decarbonization and other public policy goals. "
Set a 2040 goal for carbon-free electricity and asked the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to develop a decarbonization plan for the power sector.
District of Columbia
Sustainable DC Plan 2.0 (2019)
Updated version of the first release in 2013. This updated version contains 167 actions and 36 goals across 13 topics.
"This document amends DC's existing RPS to mandate 100% renewable electricity by 2032
through the RPS and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050."
Clean Energy DC Plan (2018)
"Provides both long and short-term GHG reduction plan and energy plan to achieve DC's 3 targets: cut GHGs by 50% below the 2006 levels, cut energy use by half of 2012 levels, and to get half of its energy from renewable sources."
Climate Ready DC (2016)
Outlines actions that will be taken in the District to adapt and prepare for impacts of climate change.
This page houses progress reports on Hawaii Electric's clean energy including the status of renewable projects, renewable energy sources, and quarterly data on installed solar.
London Economics International, Evaluation of Utility Ownership and Regulatory Models for Hawaii (2019)
Study evaluates “the ability of each model to achieve state energy goals; maximize customer cost savings; enable a competitive distribution system in which independent agents can trade and combine evolving services to meet customer needs; and eliminate or reduce conflicts of interest in energy resource planning, delivery, and regulation.
Requests a study of electric utilities' alternative business models for regulatory approaches to align with HECO model, consumer interests, and public policy goals.
HECO is the single investor-owned utility that serves most of the state. This PSIP is the primary document planning for the state's power system.
100% Renewable energy by 2045 through the RPS--making Hawaii the firs state to establish a 100% RPS.
Wide-ranging energy legislation established a goal of 100% clean energy by 2050, with interim targets of 40% by 2030 and 50% by 2040. Among many provisions, it requires all private coal-fired and oil-fired electricity generators to reach zero emissions by 2030.
A draft of sections of the report the Governor requested from the Louisiana Climate Initiatives Task Force in his Executive Order was published to solicit public comment.
Executive Order establishes a Climate Initiatives Task Force to develop a roadmap and make recommendations towards the goal of net zero GHG emissions by 2050.
As required by the statue to reach Maine's 80% RPS by 2030, Maine's GEO produced this assessment of the renewable energy market, opportunities, and challenges Maine faces.
Maine Climate Council produced Maine Can't Wait: A Four-Year Plan for Climate Action.
Report produced by the Governor's Energy Office (GEO) and the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and Future (GOPIF) that outlines strategies to achieve its clean energy goals and recover and grow the economy.
A table outlining implementation strategies for the state's Climate Action Plan.
A scientific/technical report outlining climate change impacts in Maine.
Assessing the Potential Equity Outcomes of Maine’s Climate Action Plan: Framework, Analysis and Recommendations (2020)
A report outlining an equity analysis of the state's climate action report.
A supplementary report outlining recommendations for the buildings sector.
Community Resilience Planning, Public Health, and Emergency Management Working Group Community Resilience Planning Report (2020)
A supplementary report outlining recommendations for community resilience planning.
Community Resilience Planning, Public Health, and Emergency Management Working Group Public Health Report (2020)
A supplementary report outlining recommendations for public health.
Community Resilience Planning, Public Health, and Emergency Management Working Group Emergency Management Report (2020)
A supplementary report outlining recommendations for emergency management.
A supplementary report outlining recommendations for the coastal and marine sector.
Energy Working Group (2020)
A supplementary report outlining recommendations for the energy sector.
A supplementary report outlining recommendations for the transportation sector.
A supplementary report outlining recommendations for the natural and working lands sector.
Assessing the Impacts Climate Change May Have on the State’s Economy, Revenues, and Investment Decisions: Summary Report (2020)
A supplementary report summarizing the findings of the other supplementary analyses.
A supplementary report outlining results of a vulnerability analysis.
Assessing the Impacts Climate Change May Have on the State’s Economy, Revenues, and Investment Decisions: Volume 2: Cost of Doing Nothing Analysis Final Report (2020)
A supplementary report outlining an analysis of the costs of inaction.
A supplementary report outlining an emissions analysis and energy sector modeling results.
Assessing the Impacts Climate Change May Have on the State’s Economy, Revenues, and Investment Decisions: Volume 4: Economic Analyses of Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies (2020)
A supplementary report outlining an economic analysis of emissions reduction strategies.
Legislation (HD1494) increased Maine’s RPS to 80% by 2030, and set a goal of 100% by 2050.
Legislation (LD 1679) directs the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions to 80% of 1990 levels by 2050 and established Maine Climate Council to develop a four-year plan.
Executive Order establishing Maine's carbon neutrality goals of 80% renewable energy by 2030 and to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050.
Wide-ranging law includes a net-zero greenhouse gas emission target for 2050 and a 50 percent reduction by 2030.
A decarbonization roadmap on how to achieve net zero.
An issued decision by the Secretary--under GWSA authority-- the new legal limit of net zero emissions for 2050 with at least 85% gross emissions reduction.
Economic and Health Impacts Report: A Technical Report of the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap Study (2020)
A supplementary technical report providing an economic and health impact analysis of the state's decarbonization roadmap.
Buildings Sector Report: A Technical Report of the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap Study (2020)
A supplementary technical report providing an analysis of the buildings sector as relevant to the state's decarbonization roadmap.
Energy Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: A Technical Report of the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap Study (2020)
A supplementary technical report providing an analysis of the energy sector as relevant to the state's decarbonization roadmap.
Land Sector Report: A Technical Report of the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap Study (2020)
A supplementary technical report providing an analysis of the land sector as relevant to the state's decarbonization roadmap.
Transportation Sector Report: A Technical Report of the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap Study (2020)
A supplementary technical report providing an analysis of the transportation sector as relevant to the state's decarbonization roadmap.
Non-Energy Sector Report: A Technical Report of the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap Study (2020)
A supplementary technical report providing an analysis of the non-energy sector as relevant to the state's decarbonization roadmap.
The GWSA requires a CECP progress report to be issued by the office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to look ahead 10 years to guide program and policy development.
Global Warming Solutions Act (2008)
2050 net zero greenhouse gas goal established under legislation. By 2050 to achieve at least 80% reduction of 1990 gross emissions reduction.
Executive Directive 2020-10 sets a goal for Michigan to have carbon neutrality by 2050.
State Climate Strategy (2020)
Released by the Nevada Climate Initiative outlining the state's strategy on climate mitigation, resilience, and meeting meeting emissions reduction goals.
Analysis from E3 to examine long-term development, planning, and potential for renewable energy sources.
SB 358: Legislation raises the RPS to 50% by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.
Executive Order 2019-22 authorizes greenhouse gas reduction goals that align with SB254.
SB254 : GHG reduction goal of 4 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
In response to legislation, NV Energy produced its first DRP to help developers and vendors make siting decisions for distributed energy.
80x50 Report (2020)
The 80x50 Report issues progress on the state's Global Warming Response Act and gives regulatory and implementation guidance.
The annual Energy Master Plan prepared by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) assesses the future for energy demand and how to achieve carbon neutrality.
Executive Order 28 aims for 100% clean energy by 2050. Sets goals to raise RPS to 50% by 2030, set offshore wind and storage, increased energy efficiency standards, and new policies for solar.
Sets goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% below 2006 levels by 2050.
Fourth annual report on the clean energy economy covers the period through 2019 and COVID-19 benchmarks through August 2020.
Provides a summary of the findings from the 2020 Industry report.
CLCPA Fact Sheet (2020)
This one page fact sheet summarizes New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, what it means for New York state, and the benefits of the state's climate leadership.
Order setting procurement goals for categories of renewable energy systems to meet and exceed the 70% target that aligns with existing structures of the CLCPA.
Legislation requiring power providers to be at 70% renewable production in 2030, achieve zero-emission electricity by 2040, and reduce emissions by 85% below 1990 levels by 2050.
New York State Energy Plan (2017)
New York's most recent biennial progress report emphasizing increasing solar and offshore wind and cutting power demand through energy efficiency.
Law requires investor-owned utilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the electricity they sell to 80 percent below baseline emissions levels by 2030, 90 percent below baseline emissions levels by 2035, and 100 percent below baseline emissions levels by 2040.
SB 1121 sets a timeline to achieve renewable energy through implementation of eliminating 20% of fossil fuels by 2022, 40% by 2025, 60% by 2040 and 100% by 2050.
Governor Gina Raimondo's Executive Order 20-01 Requires the Office of Energy resources to conduct market analysis and develop regulatory and programmatic approaches to meet 100% renewable energy electricity by 2030.
This report, as directed by the Executive Order, analyzes pathways for Rhode Island to achieve its renewable energy goals through economic, policy, and implementation analysis.
The Brattle Group prepared this document to provide additional details about the report, methodology, and assumptions used to generate the report.
"Authorized EO-43 and established RPS requirements for the two largest utilities to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050. Dominion is required to increase to 100% by 2045 and Appalachian Power company by 2050.
The VCEA requires 16GW of solar and wind, 5.2 GW of offshore wind, and 2.7 GW or energy storage to be in public interest; set annual efficiency savings requirement; and establish Percentage of Income Payment Plan to reduce energy burdens from low-income customers."
The CEAB "Clean Sources of Dispatchable Electric Power (Energy Transition Institute at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center)" 2020 Provides an analysis of pathways for achieving a 100 percent carbon-neutral energy supply in the Commonwealth.
This order sets goals for 100% carbon free electricity by 2050.
The Washington State Department of Commerce and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission establish rules to achieve carbon reduction goals. Electric utilities must eliminate coal-fired electricity by 2045 have a carbon neutral supply by 2030 have 100% electricity from renewable sources by 2045.
This statue folds an equity component to achieve clean energy goals, rule making and implementation.
SB 5116: This legislation sets a carbon-free power goal by 2045.
US DOE State Energy Program implementation model for Washington state that outlines goals, barriers, solutions, progress and outcomes as of 2019.
Biennial Energy Report (2019)
This report provides an analysis of Washington's energy economy and related issues affecting businesses and citizens. It also provides updates of recommendations from the previous report.
This report provides an analysis and scenarios on how Washington can achieve reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
The Wisconsin Governor Evers' Task Force on Climate Change produced a series of recommendations for Wisconsin to pursue climate action measures, including progress towards achieving 100% carbon-free energy by 2050.
EO 38 established a new Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.