Midwest Climate & Energy
To foster and support Midwest climate and energy leadership, making the region a national and international leader in addressing climate change by achieving energy-related greenhouse emission reductions.
Our Midwest Climate & Energy Vision
|Clean and resilient power sector |
|Durable public will for climate and energy action |
We seek to help community leaders develop, cultivate, and advance replicable and scalable local solutions that demonstrate what is possible and deliver real economic, social, and environmental benefits. We seek to showcase these examples in order to catalyze actions and investments in other communities. We advocate for strategic policy reform and infrastructure that encourage and make it easier for others to replicate, adapt, and scale solutions, contributing to a virtuous cycle of transformation over time. Ultimately, we will see the evidence of our success in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing resilience to climate change on the ground in communities and local economies — where people live and work.
Given the scope of the problems and opportunities related to climate change in the Midwest, we know we cannot move the needle in every sector. Power generation is the largest source of emissions in the Midwest, and is also the sector with the greatest economic opportunities- clean energy is the gateway to a clean economy.