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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    

Led by the U.S., Clean Energy Showing Economic Muscle Worldwide, Especially Wind and Solar

Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York CityIf there was any doubt about the financial viability of environmentalism, a new report published by Advanced Energy Economy shows that energy entrepreneurs not only are making...

Posted March 16, 2015    

New York's Next Step in Cutting Carbon from Buildings

Melissa Wright, Director, City Energy Project, New YorkWhen New York City leads, the world follows.That's why the announcement a few weeks ago of the creation of a technical working group to help the city cut greenhouse gas emissions from its...

Posted March 15, 2015    

REV-ing it up in New York: A Look Under the Hood of Reforming the Energy Vision

Jackson Morris, Director, Eastern Energy, Danville, Pa.There are big goings-on in the Empire State these days related to how to move to a 21st century electric system. And while there is much work ahead, the early results are noteworthy.On February...

Posted March 14, 2015    

Will India Budget for Clean Energy Development, Green Job Creation?

Ariel Cooper, Program Assistant, San FranciscoAs India's ambitious clean energy targets continue to capture headlines, the central government has released its 2015 Union Budget. This budget includes the doubling of tax on coal to Rs. 200 ($3.25) per...

Posted March 13, 2015    

Who in the United States will be Most Harmed by Ocean Acidification?

Lisa Suatoni, Senior Scientist, New YorkIn 2007, when Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery in Oregon experienced extreme die-offs of baby oysters, the company became the first known economic victim of ocean acidification in the United States.While the...

Posted March 12, 2015    

Clean Energy Milestone: Financing Complete On First US Offshore Wind Farm

Doug Sims, Director of Strategy and Finance, Center for Market Innovation, New YorkAt long last, there's some great, game-changing news out about offshore wind power in America. The innovative technology, which provides more than 8,000 megawatts of...

Posted March 7, 2015    

The New (and Improved) Electric Grid in California

Sierra Martinez, Legal Director, California Energy Projects, San FranciscoDid you know that the amount of electricity we need from the electric grid now can reach its lowest point in the middle of the day instead of the middle of the night when...

Posted March 6, 2015    

Keystone XL Pipeline Veto: Right Decision at the Right Time

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director of Programs, Washington, D.C.Recently President Obama vetoed a bill that would have approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The president has our heartfelt thanks for showing his leadership and making the right...

Posted February 27, 2015