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View Poll Results: Which city has done (or is doing) the most to fight climate change?
Atlanta 1 2.86%
Austin 0 0%
Baltimore 0 0%
Boston 0 0%
Charlotte 0 0%
Chicago 1 2.86%
Cincinnati 0 0%
Cleveland 2 5.71%
Dallas 0 0%
Denver 1 2.86%
Detroit 0 0%
Houston 0 0%
Indianapolis 0 0%
Las Vegas 1 2.86%
Los Angeles 3 8.57%
Miami 1 2.86%
Minneapolis 0 0%
Nashville 0 0%
New York 2 5.71%
Orlando 0 0%
Philadelphia 2 5.71%
Phoenix 0 0%
Pittsburgh 3 8.57%
Portland 0 0%
Providence 0 0%
Sacramento 0 0%
San Antonio 0 0%
San Diego 0 0%
San Francisco 6 17.14%
St. Louis 0 0%
Tampa 0 0%
Washington 0 0%
Other 7 20.00%
I don't believe in climate change; it's a hoax 3 8.57%
What's climate change? 2 5.71%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-02-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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In light of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, mayors across the country have vowed to take matters into their own hands.

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The Paris Accord was the biggest step forward we've taken in many years. It's unconscionable for the president to step away from it.

— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 31, 2017

But we'll take matters into our own hands. I plan to sign an executive order maintaining New York City’s commitment to the Paris Agreement. https://t.co/8oByikDt7C

— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 31, 2017
Which U.S. cities have taken the most measures to combat/deal with climate change so far?
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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Cities like Las Vegas and Burlington are 100% powered by renewable energies. Both by hydro power. But that's not something the cities themselves are doing. But it also means they have no reason incentivize other renewable energies.

Just based on city merits, I'd probably give the top spot to LA. Indianapolis is probably the suprise candidate, they have high solar incentives and have a good bike share program and an improving bike path system.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Although Miami Beach is not a major city, its mayor seems to be taking a lot of proactive measures to prevent the sea from swallowing his city.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1dnlHPzhQA
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I would say Seattle, which is not on your list. Accidentally checked off hoax when I meant to check off other.
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I think Honolulu and Hawaii in general is probably the most aggressive in the nation. It makes sense as it's a lot of coastal areas since they're islands and having to important almost everything makes the prospect of using solar and wind much more appealing.

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Old 06-02-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Honolulu, kids, Honolulu (and Hawaii) has the most incentive to do so and a fairly well-educated population. It makes sense that it's been pushing the hardest. It also helps that solar power has been at grid parity for longer in Hawaii than elsewhere, though the majority of states are at grid parity now.

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Old 06-02-2017, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Honolulu, kids, Honolulu (and Hawaii) has the most incentive to do so and a fairly well-educated population. It makes sense that it's been pushing the hardest.
What have they been doing?
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Oakland and Madison (WI), along with SF and Portland, are considered the most green cities in the US last time I researched it. I wouldn't be surprised if Seattle was up there too.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:20 PM
 
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What have they been doing?
2008 legislation to support renewable sources to make up 40% of electricity generation by 2030.

In 2015 the state added to its target 70% by 2040 and 100% by 2045, the revision is because the switch has been going faster than originally anticipated since the 2008 legislation. It also asks the state consult with its public university and utilities in order to study and enact methods to meet these goals. No state has goals this ambitious. As part of it, legislation has also passed to try to make it easier for people living in multi-unit dwellings to push for and benefit from solar power installations and in 2013, the state created a green infrastructure loan program so that people can easily get the larger upfront costs settled for solar installation. Of course, there were some bumps especially as the utility company got worried, but in those cases the state has stepped in and forced them to comply.

The state has also put in for funding to research hydrogen fuel cells as fuel and storage.

And due to environmental preservation laws, Hawaii cities have been building densely and Honolulu is creating a rapid transit line.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:45 PM
 
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How can you take a poll seriously without Seattle on the list?
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