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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    

The Era of Big Dams is Still Over, Even With the Water Bond

Doug Obegi, Staff Attorney, Western Water Project, San FranciscoThe potential for new water storage in California is in the news because of Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond on California’s November ballot, which includes $2.7 billion for...

Posted September 13, 2014    

Retrofitting Mahindra Towers: ESCO Model Enables Energy Efficiency Savings in India

Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco, Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law & Policy FellowWhile in Mumbai recently, home of Mahindra headquarters, the sounds of construction are an ever-present soundtrack for the city...

Posted September 11, 2014    

Taking Action on Climate Change in Latin American Cities Helps Meet Development Goals

Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DCClimate change is often portrayed as merely an environmental issue, but the reality is that in regions like Latin America, it’s actually also a development issue. Across the region important...

Posted September 9, 2014    

Explaining Iowa's Credit for Early Action under the Clean Power Plan

Katharine McCormick, Midwest Advocate, ChicagoIowa’s target under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan would reduce carbon pollution by 16% by 2030. Iowa would reduce emissions from existing power plants from 1,...

Posted September 8, 2014    

A Water Bond to Protect the Environment and the Economy

Doug Obegi, Staff Attorney, Western Water Project, San FranciscoVirtually all of California – 99.8 percent – is in severe drought. The toxic blue-green algae that shut down Toledo’s drinking water supply earlier this month is thriving in Stockton’s...

Posted September 6, 2014    

India Green News: Solar, Wind Potential Receive Investment Interest; Governments Tackle Climate Change

Avinash Kar, Staff Attorney, San FranciscoIndia Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India.  Compiled by Ariel CooperWeek of August 25th-29thCLIMATE CHANGEClimate change is real and...

Posted September 3, 2014    

Mexico's Solar Panel Tariff, Chile's Glacier Law, Brazil's Deforestation Gang

Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DCLatin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America.Renewable Energy The Central American Bank for Economic Integration...

Posted September 2, 2014    

Even in Deepwater Canyons, America's Corals At Risk

Ali Chase, Policy Analyst, New YorkAt the beach this summer, gazing out over the waves from the shoreline, it's hard to imagine the underwater world that lies just below the blue expanse: Partly because it’s so other-worldy, and partly because we...

Posted August 31, 2014    

New Study: America's Data Centers Consuming, and Wasting, Growing Amounts of Energy

Pierre Delforge, Director, High Tech Sector Energy Efficiency, San FranciscoAll of our online activity -- including email, internet use, social media, and conducting business -- is delivered through nearly 3 million data centers across America, from...

Posted August 29, 2014    

Let's Keep Florida Breathable

Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.Last week former environmental officials released a statement supporting Governor Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” conservation plan. While conservation is a...

Posted August 28, 2014    

India's Burgeoning Solar and Wind Energy Markets Jumpstarting Job Growth

Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San FranciscoIndia’s solar and wind programs have catalyzed rapid growth, providing much needed energy access while creating enormous employment opportunities for India’s workforce, as discussed during the launch of...

Posted August 27, 2014