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Andy Stevenson, NRDC alum, New York

Andy Stevenson

Andy Stevenson was a Finance Advisor at NRDC from 2008 until 2010.

Recent Posts

Oil Industry Inflates Cleaner Gasoline Cost Claims with Windfall Profits

Posted April 22, 2013 by Andy Stevenson


EPA recently released its proposed "Tier 3" rule that is estimated to save 2,300 American lives per year by requiring the oil industry to reduce the average sulfur content in gasoline from today's 30 parts per million to 10 parts...continued

It's Getting Uncomfortably Crowded at the Top

Posted March 10, 2010 by Andy Stevenson

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Over the next two decades, 2.6 billion new consumers will enter the ranks of the global middle class. This rise in global wealth is expected to test the ecological limits of the planet as demand for raw materials, food, and fuel rise, water becomes...continued

The Clean Air Act's Investment Returns Rival Warren Buffett's

Posted February 11, 2010 by Andy Stevenson

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What if I were to tell you that we are all shareholders in an investment vehicle that has produced better returns than Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway over the past forty years. Strange as it seems it's true. Stranger yet, that...continued

Putting America First in the Clean Energy Jobs Race

Posted February 4, 2010 by Andy Stevenson

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The United States Senate is considering policy that has the power to reinvigorate the economy, create millions of American jobs, increase our energy security and open up vast new exports markets for American-made products.  That policy is comprehensive energy and...continued

Three Reasons for the President to Highlight Energy and Climate Legislation in the State of the Union Address

Posted January 20, 2010 by Andy Stevenson

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Here are three reasons energy and climate should be a top legislative priority for President Obama and Congress this spring: 1. Jobs Ask employers what’s going to convince them to hire more people and they will all tell you the same...continued

Climate Bill to Help Unlock a $10trln Opportunity for American Businesses

Posted January 5, 2010 by Andy Stevenson

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The best US investment in 2010 won’t be made on the floor of a stock exchange. It will be made on the floor of the US Senate with the passage of a bill to cap our carbon emissions. A bill...continued

Paul Krugman's Affordable Truth Sees Climate Bill Helping Revive the Economy

Posted December 7, 2009 by Andy Stevenson

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Today's op-ed column by Paul Krugman, "An Affordable Truth" supports a view that a cap and trade bill designed to dramatically cut our greenhouse gas emissions is  “affordable, essential”, and can help our economy recover faster. The article describes how financial incentives...continued

The Dollars and Sense in Trading Carbon

Posted December 3, 2009 by Andy Stevenson

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The "trade" portion of the cap and trade bill is getting a lot of heat from the left and the right as being just another way for the banks to get rich and leave us with the bill. These concerns...continued

Fighting Tomorrow's Battles Today with Climate Policy

Posted December 1, 2009 by Andy Stevenson

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"America's current energy posture constitutes a serious and urgent threat to national security" — Retired Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, member of the Military Advisory Board Our dependence on foreign oil poses a threat to our national security that will only...continued

Cleaner Cars to Drive Down our Gas Bills by 10% under Climate Bill

Posted November 15, 2009 by Andy Stevenson

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While the oil lobby continues its gas attack on climate legislation, a recent government study suggests that accelerating CAFE standards under the Waxman-Markey climate bill would actually lower our gas bills by more than 10% over the next two decades...continued

Americans are Dying to Support our Fossil Fuel Habit

Posted October 26, 2009 by Andy Stevenson

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A new report from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reveals that our energy bills are $120bln higher than they appear due to the "hidden costs" associated with the air pollution created by burning fossil fuels. The...continued

Senate’s Climate Bill Puts Green Collar on Carbon

Posted October 5, 2009 by Andy Stevenson

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Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer have introduced a "green" price collar on carbon under their draft climate bill that should be applauded by emitters and environmentalists alike. A green price collar that will; 1) maintain the integrity of the...continued

Climate Bill Could Dramatically Increase US Energy Security

Posted September 18, 2009 by Andy Stevenson

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One of the key findings from a new NRDC climate policy study is that policies to support CO2 capture and sequestration at power plants and industrial facilities could also help recover almost 37 billion barrels of stranded domestic oil by 2050. This increase...continued

Strong Regulation to Keep Carbon Markets Program Viable

Posted September 15, 2009 by Andy Stevenson

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In a recent WSJ article entitled "Cap and Trade: Recipe for Disaster", Louisiana State University economist Joseph Mason outlines his concerns that special interests have already taken control of the European carbon markets and that the US carbon markets are...continued

API Climate Study Fails to Demonstrate Need to Increase Refiner Allocations

Posted August 26, 2009 by Andy Stevenson

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An American Petroleum Institute study released this past week makes three rather deceptive claims about the impacts of climate change policy on the oil refinery industry in the US. The first claim is that legislation to cap carbon emissions will cause a large...continued


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