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The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. Support NRDC. Follow Us. Twitter · Facebook · YouTube · RSS · Tumblr · View all from our work · Our Experts · Our Stories · Get Involved · About Us. Rick Perry
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral arguments today in a case, Coalition for Competitive Electricity v. Zibelman, that will decide the fate of New York's Zero Emissions Credits program. Fossil fuel power plant owners challenged the New York Public ...

Block Island Wind Farm To the extent the New England grid operator's fuel security analysis proves anything, it is that continued deployment of clean energy will improve grid reliability and reduce fuel security risks. National Renewable Energy Lab via flickr. The New England power grid is rapidly ...
More energy efficiency can help New Yorkers create new good clean energy jobs, enjoy better health, and save billions, as a NRDC fact sheet published today shows. With Governor Cuomo promising to release a "comprehensive and far-reaching energy efficiency initiative by Earth Day, April 22," ...
On March 9, the nation's regional grid operators are poised to tell their regulator--the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)--what they are doing about grid "resilience" and what, if anything, FERC should do about it. Here's a preview of what the grid operators are likely to say, and how ...
After opening up most of our country's shorelines to offshore drilling, the Trump administration is now reconsidering an ambitious and innovative plan to conserve desert lands while generating renewable energy. The Administration intends to reopen the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation ...

Michigan's DTE Energy recently pledged to reduce carbon pollution by more than 80 percent by 2050. Another Michigan utility, Consumers Energy, committed to phase out coal generation over the next two decades and generate at least 40 percent of its energy with renewable resources. Duke Energy, ...
NRDC urged EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt this week to reverse course on his reckless plans to dismantle the Clean Power Plan and replace it with weak limits on power plant carbon pollution. smokestacks. It's no secret that NRDC supports the Clean Power Plan--a critical step to reduce the nearly ...
Over 230 mayors from across the United States, including a significant majority of those participating in City Energy Project, strongly oppose EPA's proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan, the first national limit on carbon emissions for existing power plants. The letter states, "[t]he Clean Power Plan . . . ...
In the absence of federal leadership on climate change, America's cities have become the vanguard of the country's efforts to create a sustainable future. Recently, 233 mayors from 46 states and territories, representing 51 million residents across the country, have signed an open letter opposing the ...
EEFA in California includes the Greenlining Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council, California Environmental Justice Alliance, Association for Energy Affordability, Build It Green, California Housing Partnership Corporation, and National Housing Law Project, among other partners. With these ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has rejected U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry's transparent attempt to needlessly funnel billions of electricity customer dollars to the owners of old and expensive coal and nuclear plants. In a major victory for consumers, the ...
In a huge step for elephant conservation this week, China finalized its near-total ivory ban, closing the world's largest domestic ivory market. At the beginning of the year, China announced it would close its ivory market by December 31, 2017. By March 31, it had closed roughly one-third of its ivory ...
Throughout 2017, when it comes to wind and solar, the Trump administration has been doing its best Grinch impersonation—he and his team seem to want to be the executive branch that stole our clean energy future. But like the Whos down in Whoville, cities and states are bringing the holiday cheer ...
December 21st UPDATE: After yesterday's hearing, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee passed the nuclear bailout bills. The full Senate and Assembly are likely to vote on the measure at one of their three remaining sessions on ...
It is precisely because 2017 was such a challenging year in our field that I feel a sense of accomplishment and momentum as we face the future of sustainable and resilient communities. In such dark times, it's been said, there is no room for pessimism. Certainly that is the attitude that many cities across the ...
In a significant milestone to save energy and reduce power use in fast-growing cities, the State of Telangana and its hi-tech capital, Hyderabad launched a groundbreaking online system for mandatory energy efficiency codes for commercial buildings during Energy Conservation Week in Hyderabad. This is ...

America's energy efficiency standards program has quietly been saving U.S. consumers trillions of dollars off their utility bills over the last 30 years, and there are plenty more savings to still to be achieved. While 2016 ended on a high note with the Obama administration developing and finalizing 11 energy ...
In an advance State of the State proposal released yesterday, Governor Cuomo committed to proposing “a comprehensive and far reaching energy efficiency initiative by Earth Day, April 22,” including a new 2025 energy efficiency savings target. This promise is an important first step to transforming the ...
The Environmental Protection Agency is charged with protecting human health and the environment—it says so right in the mission statement on its “About EPA” web page. It even gets a bit specific: “EPA's purpose is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the ...
As we look back at a year marked with doses of exasperation and bewilderment, one bright spot is continued progress in America's clean energy transition, and the jobs and economic development that go with it. Substantial acceleration is still needed, but despite President Trump's openly declared war on ...
It's been one year since the Michigan legislature came together to support a vision for an affordable, reliable, and clean energy future. To celebrate PA 341 and PA 342's anniversary and recap what has felt like Christmas year round, I give you the Twelve Months of Christmas—Michigan Energy Edition.
America's energy efficiency standards program has quietly been saving U.S. consumers trillions of dollars off their utility bills over the last 30 years, and there are plenty more savings to still to be achieved. While 2016 ended on a high note with the Obama administration developing and finalizing 11 energy ...
In a significant milestone to save energy and reduce power use in fast-growing cities, the State of Telangana and its hi-tech capital, Hyderabad launched a groundbreaking online system for mandatory energy efficiency codes for commercial buildings during Energy Conservation Week in Hyderabad. This is ...
A detailed new analysis from the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the body in charge of New York's electric grid, confirms that the lights will stay on in New York when the Indian Point nuclear power plant closes in 2021. The study is one of several that confirms New York homes and ...
A coalition of local and national environmental groups, including NRDC, today formally urged the New Jersey Legislature to take the time needed to determine whether the state's nuclear plants require financial support, and if so to craft an approach that is narrowly tailored and fully protective of employees, ...
In the latest move to ram through a multibillion-dollar subsidy package for the state's (currently thriving) nuclear plants, outgoing Governor Chris Christie is signaling that he won't consider legislation that includes provisions to protect taxpayers and preserve New Jersey's ability to continue to grow its clean ...
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Dec. 8, 2017 – This blog was updated to reflect FERC Chair McIntyre's request for a 30-day delay in acting on the DOE request to bail out coal and nuclear plants. After months of delay, Kevin McIntyre was sworn in today as the newest chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the ...
One year after the Paris Agreement entered into force, are countries really shifting their financial flows to be consistent with a low-greenhouse-gas-emissions future? Our report Power Shift: Shifting G20 International Public Finance from Coal to Renewables indicates that countries are still financing more ...
... the government's policies, they make up more than 10 percent of the insurance claims, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, ...
New analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) confirms that clearcutting in Canada's boreal forest is releasing over 26 ...
... source of edible food waste in U.S. homes, according to a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.
The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a review of the regulations it oversees this week, and the results are what you'd expect from an ...
The Department of Energy (DOE) recently proposed that American consumers further subsidize certain power plants (essentially, coal and ...
The Natural Resources Defense Council urges the Senate to block each of them. President Trump has nominated fossil fuel apologist and ...
Nevada was set to gain 4,500 jobs and further develop its clean energy economy, but that is more difficult now that Trump is trying to undo the ...
There are three key words to keep in mind when it comes to our nation's energy future: reliable, clean and secure. Secretary of Energy Rick ...
A safer climate future will require that the United States cut climate pollution by at least 80 percent by 2050. Doing so will require a modern, ...
The Trump Administration released its proposal today to repeal the Clean Power Plan, which set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from ...
“Its outrageous,” said Doug Obegi, a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco. He said he and other ...
The report was produced by Consumers Union, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Food Animal Concerns Trust, Friends of the Earth, ...
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members ...
WASHINGTON – In the face of President Trump's climate retreat, the Natural Resources Defense Council today released an ambitious blueprint ...
New York's quest to expand access to clean energy has taken a worrying turn. In issuing an order setting forth its plan to implement its new ...
... Plan with [David] Doninger [climate director for the Natural Resources Defense Council] debating what the Clean Power Plan should be.
... of Montana, the Sierra Club, the Northwest Energy Coalition, Renewable Northwest, the Natural Resources Defense Council and others.
Environmental concerns, though, still surround the project. Robert Friedman, a policy advocate for the Natural Resources Defense Council, ...
Other environmental groups, including Natural Resources Defense Council and National Wildlife Federation, are defending it. Public comment ...
Simon Mui, senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said that depending on what the renewable diesel is made from, it can ...


 

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