2020 has been quite the year:
Virginia became the first southern state to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity. Houston, Dallas, and Kansas City announced carbon-neutrality goals. Several utilities announced plans to go coal-free. Fifteen states plus the District of Columbia committed to 100 percent zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by midcentury. Electrify America completed the first cross-country electric vehicle charging route. The largest oil and gas producing state in the East (Pennsylvania) and the first state in the Permian Basin (New Mexico) advanced rules to reduce emissions from the oil and gas industry. Colorado and Virginia enacted policies to phase out super-polluting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which — combined with industry action — has been followed by bipartisan U.S. Senate support for federal HFC legislation.