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Energy Efficiency Progress: A Tale of Two Regions

Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco, CANew England and the Pacific Northwest are separated by a continent, but they have a shared history of energy efficiency leadership that stretches back over some three decades, and two...

Posted April 24, 2015    

Environmental Law Progress In China

David Pettit, Director, Southern California Air Program, Santa Monica, CAWe take it for granted in the United States that citizens can involve themselves in the environmental review of proposed projects, either on their own or with the help of...

Posted April 21, 2015    

Going Solar Should Be No More Difficult than Getting Cable TV

Pierre Bull, Policy Analyst, Air & Energy, New York CityAmericans love solar and recognize that beyond producing energy it powers us toward greater energy independence, combats global warming and lowers our utility bills. Getting a grid-...

Posted April 19, 2015    

Mexico Provides Additional Detail on Mitigation Plans for Post-2020 Emission Reductions

Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DCFollowing up on the late March announcement of its post-2020 emissions reduction commitment, Mexico has now provided a bit more detail on how it aims to achieve its goal of reducing 22% of...

Posted April 17, 2015    

New York's High Court to Rule on Cleanup Requirements for Hundreds of Rivers, Bays, and Lakes

Becky Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DCLong Island Sound, the Bronx River, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and South Oyster Bay all share something in common - and this is not a club you'd want to join. According to New York State's...

Posted April 11, 2015    

DoE Proposes First-Ever Standards for Commercial and Industrial Pumps with Support of Industry, Advocates

Meg Waltner, Manager, Building Energy Policy, San Francisco, CAThe Department of Energy (DOE) formally proposed the first-ever standards for commercial and industrial pumps, which are projected to produce up to $1.1 billion in net energy bill...

Posted April 8, 2015    

Mexico Announces Ambitious Emission Reduction Target in Lead up to Paris

Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DCRecently, Mexico announced an ambitious new commitment to peak its greenhouse emissions in 2026 and reduce them by 22% by 2030. With this announcement, Mexico becomes the first developing...

Posted April 3, 2015    

Power Plant Owners can Reduce Emissions with Energy Efficiency: Here's How

Dylan Sullivan, Staff Scientist, San FranciscoWhen the EPA proposed carbon pollution targets for fossil fuel-fired power plants under the Clean Power Plan last summer, the agency recognized that energy efficiency is a powerful tool for reducing...

Posted March 29, 2015    

Reducing Stress on India's Grid With Efficient, Climate-Friendly Air Conditioning Refrigerants

Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco. Co-authored by Shannon Dilley, NRDC Vermont Law School FellowAs industry leaders gather in Delhi this week for ACRECONF, an international conference on key emerging technologies in the built...

Posted March 27, 2015    

Clean Power Plan is a Manageable Challenge

Carl Zichella, Director of Western Energy Transmission, San FranciscoMuch has been made of the recent North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC) catalog of challenges states face in complying with the EPA's Clean Power Plan emission...

Posted March 22, 2015    

PJM: Regional Cooperation Leads to Lower Costs and Enhanced Reliability

Starla Yeh, Senior Policy Analyst, Climate and Clean Air Program, New YorkRegional grid operator PJM, the regional transmission organization (RTO) with responsibility and authority to coordinate the efficient movement of electricity, has concluded...

Posted March 21, 2015    

FEMA Finalizes New Requirement for State Disaster Plans to Consider Climate Change Impacts

Becky Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DCThe Federal Emergency Management Agency announced yesterday afternoon a change in its requirements for State Hazard Mitigation Plans that NRDC has been advocating for nearly three years....

Posted March 18, 2015