Calls for a “Green New Deal” and climate policy have captivated our nation’s political discourse with renewed fervor. Governors and state legislators are demanding new opportunities for a clean energy economy. What’s necessary to optimize and incentivize clean energy deployment across the states? How should state policymakers, regulators, industry, and advocates confront the realities of today’s political environment while addressing the need for immediate action on climate change? And what policies and programs are essential to decarbonizing the US economy in a just and equitable way?