The Energy Committee of the United States Conference of Mayors is a Standing Committee responsible for policy advocacy affecting cities and energy sourcing and reliability, dissemination of best practices, and the transition to clean energy.
Recent policy and practices attention has focused on the local build-out of renewable energy and growing local support for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). Additionally, the Energy Committee is working closely with the United Stated Department of Energy (DOE) and the newly formed State and Community Energy Programs Office (SCEP) to take advantage of the federal financial assistance made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to help finance the transition to clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
During the Conference’s Annual Meeting every June, standing committees recommend policy positions they believe should be adopted by the organization. At this time, every member attending the Annual Meeting is given the opportunity to discuss and then vote on each policy resolution. Each city, represented by its mayor, casts one vote. The policy positions adopted at the Annual Meeting collectively represent the views of the nation’s mayors and are distributed to the President of the United States and Congress.
Search all Energy Standing Committee resolutions dating back to 1992 using the search bar, or view the resolutions passed by Annual Meeting below.