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Let's Get to Work on a Strong Plan to Protect Floridians from Carbon Pollution

Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.Over the course of our campaign to encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP...

Posted August 22, 2014    

Regulators Approve Major Upgrades to California's Largest Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program

Maria Stamas, Attorney and Policy Analyst, California Energy Program, San FranciscoThe California Public Utilities Commission today unanimously adopted significant program enhancements for the state’s largest energy efficiency program dedicated to...

Posted August 20, 2014    

Court Upholds FERC Order 1000: Major Victory for Clean Energy and Consumers

John Moore, Senior Attorney – The Sustainable FERC Project, ChicagoTerrific news! A federal court upheld in its entirety the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) groundbreaking electric grid planning rule known as Order 1000. The unanimous...

Posted August 19, 2014    

Florida's Energy Efficiency and Solar Resources Are Ripe For The Picking

Jackson Morris, Director, Eastern Energy, Danville, Pa.Growing up, I watched a lot of orange juice commercials that showed Florida citrus trees almost overflowing with fruit. (Sunshine State, my apologies for even mentioning this in the midst of...

Posted August 18, 2014    

Revised Water Bond Is the Right Response to California's Drought

Kate Poole, Senior Attorney, San FranciscoA broad array of stakeholders and interest groups, including NRDC, joined Governor Brown to call for action on a proposed water bond that is slimmed down, focused on a key set of investments, and far...

Posted August 17, 2014    

Solar Energy: Improving the Livelihoods of India's Rural Salt-Pan Farmers

Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San FranciscoAs India celebrated Independence Day on Friday, August 15th, it will brought with it a history of struggle, conflict, and triumph. It is certain that India has come a long way in the 67 years since it...

Posted August 16, 2014    

Now It's Official: EPA Proposes Limits on Super-Pollutant HFCs

Benjamin Longstreth, Senior Attorney, Washington, D.C.The Environmental Protection Agency has now formally proposed to limit certain super-potent greenhouse gases from use in air conditioners, refrigerators, aerosols and foams in favor of safer,...

Posted August 15, 2014    

New York City's History-Making Recycling Law Turns 25 Years Old, Part III

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC's New York City Environment, NYIn December 2013, the Sanitation Department was collecting recyclables from New York City residences and institutions at a rate of just over 16 per cent; the percentage is just about...

Posted August 14, 2014    

Los Angeles' City-Owned Electric Utility Raises its Energy Efficiency Ambitions

Dylan Sullivan, Energy Advocate, Santa MonicaThe five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has unanimously voted to approve 10-year energy efficiency targets that will vault America’s largest municipally-owned utility, which...

Posted August 13, 2014    

New York City's History-Making Recycling Law Turns 25 Years Old, Part II

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC's New York City Environment, NYRead Part I of this blog.The 2000’s – The New Administration Stumbles at the StartMayor Michael Bloomberg, who took office in 2002, compiled an impressive track record in addressing...

Posted August 12, 2014    

Showdown, then Breakdown, on Transportation Lawmaking in Congress

Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Washington, D.C.Heading out the door for their 5-week vacation this August, Congress wrapped up a major piece of transportation business in an all-too-familiar and depressing fashion. They passed...

Posted August 11, 2014    

Floridians Should be Empowered to Help Fight Climate Change

Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.Things are definitely picking up steam in Florida and on a wide variety of efforts to urge Governor Rick Scott to come up with a strong plan for reducing carbon...

Posted August 10, 2014