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Mexico's Energy Legislation Needs to Incorporate Clean Energy in Order to Fight Climate Change

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DCMexican President Peña Nieto spoke at the 20th Conference of the Parties climate negotiations (or COP) in Lima, Peru last week about Mexico’s commitment to fight climate change, including a ...

Posted December 19, 2014    

Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change

by Sam Hoyle, intern with NRDC’s Latin America team. Between now and 2050 global urban populations are projected to grow from 3.4 to 6.4 billion people. Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region in the world, with 80 percent of...

Posted December 18, 2014    

Dizzying Renewable Energy Price Declines Can Help States Meet Ambitious Carbon Targets Under The EPA's Clean Power Plan

Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York CityHere’s some exciting news from the number crunchers here at NRDC:Thanks especially to the plummeting costs of solar and wind power, states can cost-effectively cut much more carbon...

Posted December 12, 2014    

Three Key Questions About China's Climate Commitments

Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Beijing. This post was coauthored by Alvin Lin, NRDC China Climate and Energy Policy Director, and Susan Finder, author of the Supreme People’s Court Monitor.China’s announcement that it will...

Posted December 10, 2014    

From Delhi to Lima: India's Win-Win Opportunity to Grow a Low-Carbon Economy

Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco, Contributions by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy FellowOn Friday, I attended Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar’s press conference in Delhi before he departed for the 20th...

Posted December 8, 2014    

Relying More on Smarter Energy Use Will Strengthen Limits on Carbon Pollution, Lower Costs

Sheryl Carter, Co-Director, Energy Program, San FranciscoWe have an obligation to protect our children’s health and their futures and that means trying to put the brakes on climate change, much of which is caused by the fossil fuels burned in power...

Posted December 6, 2014    

New National Standard for Building Energy and Water Benchmarking Professionals Launched

Lauren Zullo, LEED AP O+M, Director of National Initiatives, City Energy Project, New York CityThe Center for Building Knowledge at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), in collaboration with the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI...

Posted December 5, 2014    

Time for Solar Resource-Rich India to Capitalize on Financing Solutions

Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco, Co-authored by Nehmat Kaur and Meredith Connolly of NRDC’s India InitiativeThese are exciting times for India’s solar market. The solar resource-rich country just crossed the 3 gigawatt mark for total...

Posted December 4, 2014    

Energy Efficiency and Renewables Are Lowest Risk, Cost Investments for Utilities

Sheryl Carter, Co-Director, Energy Program, San FranciscoA new report by utility and finance experts contains positive news for the environment, our air and our (and our utilities’) pocketbooks — the economics of electric power resources have made...

Posted December 3, 2014    

BLM Rejects a Poorly Sited Solar Project in the California Desert: A Good Move for Smart from the Start Planning

Helen O'Shea, Director, Western Renewable Energy Project, San FranciscoRecently, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in California denied an application for a large scale solar project in the Mojave Desert’s Silurian Valley near Death Valley...

Posted December 1, 2014    

Manufactured Housing: A Strong Consensus for Energy Savings and Affordability

Robin Roy, Director, Building Energy and Clean Energy Strategy, Washington, DCMajor energy efficiency gains and improved home affordability are within reach for new manufactured homes in America following a strong consensus agreement reached by the...

Posted November 30, 2014    

Big Step Taken Toward a More Coordinated Grid

Carl Zichella, Director of Western Energy Transmission, San FranciscoOn November 1, 2014 the move toward a more coordinated Western U.S. grid took an extremely important step forward when the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and...

Posted November 29, 2014