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Will U.S.-India Summit Bring Historic Climate Action?

Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco, Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law & Policy Fellow Today, President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in what could be one of the most significant...

Posted September 29, 2014    

Protecting Us Abroad, Ensuring Energy Independence at Home

David Murray, Program Assistant, Energy and Transportation, New York CityMeet one of solar energy’s top advocates: the U.S. military. Whether it’s on an Air Force base in Arizona or at a U.S. Marine outpost in Afghanistan, service members know...

Posted September 27, 2014    

China, Climate, and Coal: The UN Climate Summit

Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, BeijingDuring Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit in New York City, leaders from 125 nations, along with representatives from businesses, civil society and other institutions, convened and pledged to...

Posted September 25, 2014    

China Can Rise to the Challenge on Climate Change and Air Pollution

Alvin Lin, China Climate and Energy Policy Director, Beijing. This post was co-written with Princeton-in-Asia Fellow Judy Li.In New York, national leaders from around the world gathered for a Climate Summit to announce their countries’ actions and...

Posted September 24, 2014    

The Value of the Leaders' Climate Summit at the UN

Brendan Guy, Global Policy Fellow, New York CityMany commentators have questioned the value of the leaders' Climate Summit today at the United Nations. And if the meeting were a regular talkfest, I might be inclined to as well. But it’s not. This...

Posted September 23, 2014    

Mayor de Blasio's Pledge to Cut Climate Pollution by 80% Can Lower Bills, Safeguard New York

Raya Salter, Senior Utility Advocate, New York CityOn the heels of a historic march through the streets of New York City to demand global action on climate change—and heading into the gathering of world leaders at UN headquarters for the Climate...

Posted September 22, 2014    

Marching to Make the Urgency for Climate Action Clear

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director International Program, Washington, D.C.Climate change is no longer a far-off peril, it’s here and now. From Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. east coast to the horrific Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, from rising seas to...

Posted September 21, 2014    

New Groundwater Policy Brings California Into the 21st Century

Marcus Griswold, Water Resources Scientist, San FranciscoFor decades, California's voluntary Groundwater Management Plans have effectively failed to protect the people and ecosystems that depend on this water. Too many people are siphoning off water...

Posted September 20, 2014    

Climate Activism: Why We March

Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York CityA New York City councilman recently asked me to identify the purpose of Sunday’s People’s Climate March. Over the past several months, I’ve been thinking about this question a lot, but two...

Posted September 20, 2014    

California Legislative Session Ends with Big Wins for Our Health and Environment

Victoria Rome, California Legislative Director, San Francisco and SacramentoAs the gavel fell on the California state legislative session, NRDC and our partners celebrated breakthroughs on policies we’ve been advocating for years. Our state leaders...

Posted September 19, 2014    

Cleaning China's Smoggy Skies: China Released Draft Air Pollution Law Amendments for Public Comment

Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Beijing. Co-authored with members of the China Environmental Law Project: Kate Logan, Marie McMullen, Tianshu Sun, Wang Yan, Wu Qi, Zhang Xiya, and Yuelin Zhou.Though a burst of clear skies last...

Posted September 15, 2014    

Going Back to School, Moving Forward with Solar Energy

Jay Orfield, Environmental Innovation Fellow, New YorkWhile this may have been a tough week for some of New York’s school kids, who, in the last few days, have headed back to class, the school districts that educate them, just got some great news:A...

Posted September 14, 2014