Energy

The Energy Standing Committee of the United States Conference of Mayors focuses on bringing energy efficiency to America’s cities and energy independence to the United States. Below is a sample of a few of its ongoing priorities:

Increasing energy efficiency and conservation
Restructuring gas and electric utilities
Supporting smart grid initiatives
National Climate Change Legislation
National Renewable Portfolio Standards
Promoting energy independence

Energy Chair Jon Mitchell Touts ‘New Bedford Energy Principles’

Conference Energy Chair New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell in a keynote address before a smart grid technologies conference discussed the energy priorities of the nation’s mayors as set forth in the New Bedford Principles adopted at a special Conference of Mayors’ energy forum in mid-September. His remarks followed those of U.S. Senate Energy Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski [...]

By | 2017-12-08T12:52:24+00:00 December 6, 2017|Energy|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Recommended National Energy Infrastructure Actions — “The New Bedford Principles”

Washington, DC—Today as part of a two-day national mayors’ summit on smart cities and new energy technologies, sponsored by The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and hosted by USCM’s Energy Chair New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, mayors developed “The New Bedford Principles,” a six-point energy recommendation to be included in the USCM National Infrastructure [...]

By | 2017-09-15T18:33:17+00:00 September 15, 2017|Energy, News, Press Room|

 Survey Finds U.S. Mayors Taking Action on Climate Protection, and Planning for More

Cities are promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency to reduce emissions MIAMI BEACH, FL – Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:20:43+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, Press Room|

Newton (MA) and Long Beach (CA) Mayors Win 1st Place for Their Climate Protection Efforts

  Award Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL  – The Mayors of Newton and Long Beach are the nation’s top winners in the 2017 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart.  The winners were announced today during the Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards luncheon, which [...]

By | 2017-06-23T12:42:29+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

Mayors Undeterred by Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

Bipartisan Group Reinforces Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities on Conference Call Today Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today said they are undeterred by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and expressed their unwavering commitment to continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming [...]

By | 2017-06-02T16:40:51+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

Mayors To Voice Strong Opposition To Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

  Hold Press Conference Call – Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12 noon ET to Reinforce Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors will voice their strong opposition to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord on a PRESS CONFERENCE CALL tomorrow, Friday, June 2, at 12 [...]

By | 2017-06-02T05:51:25+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, Media Advisories, Press Room|

Mayors Strongly Oppose Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Vow Continued Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors strongly opposes President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and has vowed that the nation’s mayors will continue their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming. "The U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

On Task, On Time, On Budget: How Mayors Build, Maintain, and Renew America’s Infrastructure

Download: On Task, On Time, On Budget: How Mayors Build, Maintain, and Renew America's Infrastructure

Senators McCain and Flake Introduce Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R) on April 25 introduced S.930, the Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act, to require the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to establish a website containing detailed information about customer rates and agency expenditures. The bill would also require WAPA to produce an annual summary of rate and [...]

By | 2017-04-26T11:27:50+00:00 April 26, 2017|Energy, Updates|

Testimony of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage on “Discussion Draft: Brownfields Reauthorization”

Testimony of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage for The U.S. Conference of Mayors Before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on “Discussion Draft: Brownfields Reauthorization” INTRODUCTION My name is Chris Bollwage, I am the Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ and have served as Mayor since 1993. I’m a Trustee for The U.S. Conference of Mayors and I have [...]

By | 2017-04-04T10:31:19+00:00 April 3, 2017|Energy, Environment, Testimony|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s Executive Order titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a strong proponent of the need to address climate change and supports the Paris agreement, which [...]

By | 2017-03-29T18:14:17+00:00 March 29, 2017|Energy, Environment, Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Serves as Founding Member of The Global Parliament of Mayors

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a delegation of mayors including USCM Second Vice President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley and USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran joined more than 60 mayors representing cities from across the [...]

How Energy Technologies Are Reshaping America’s Cities

"How Energy Technologies Are Reshaping America's Cities" is a mayoral survey (178 mayors) providing data on how new energy technologies are being deployed in U.S. cities as part of the many ongoing efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.   Download the Report: How Energy Technologies Are Reshaping America's Cities

By | 2017-06-05T10:48:50+00:00 January 20, 2016|Energy, Environment, Mayors Climate Protection Center, Reports|

Successful City Initiatives with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Funding

"Successful City Initiatives with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Funding" is a mayoral survey (204 mayors) showing how ARRA-based funding was used to accelerate city energy and climate initiatives to cut greenhouse gases and secure other benefits in the wake of the 2008 economic downturn. Download the report: Successful City Initiatives with Energy Efficiency and Conservation [...]

By | 2017-06-02T18:26:29+00:00 February 27, 2014|Energy, Environment, Mayors Climate Protection Center, Reports|