skip to main content

→ Top Stories:
Fracking
Safe Chemicals
Defending the Clean Air Act

Issues: Moving Beyond Oil

Imagining Zero Carbon

Posted October 15, 2014 by David Goldstein in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

Tags:
, , ,

NRDC President  Frances Beinecke’s book sets forth a goal of net-zero climate pollution in our lifetime. As Frances and I are both in our 60s, that implies we need to get there quickly. Here is why this ambitious goal is necessary:...continued

The European Fuel Quality Directive: Despite a weakened stance on tar sands, new measures take an important step forward on climate policy

Posted October 10, 2014 by Danielle Droitsch in Moving Beyond Oil

Tags:
, , , , , , , ,

Comments (2)

This blog was co-drafted with Josh Axelrod, NRDC policy and legal consultant It is good news that the European Commission has finally published measures that will implement the European Union’s 2009 Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) – a policy that requires European Union member...continued

Public Power Reaches New Heights in Saving Californians Energy

Posted October 9, 2014 by Sierra Martinez in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil

Tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This post reflects extensive contributions by Lisa Xue, a Sustainable Energy Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, working on energy efficiency issues in California. She received her M.A. in International Policy from Stanford University and B.A. in Economics and B.A....continued

NAFTA's Regulatory Body Should Investigate Canada's Inaction on Tar Sands Tailings

Posted October 9, 2014 by Jennifer Skene in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

Tags:
, , , , ,

Comments (5)

Within the next few weeks the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), an environmental review body established under NAFTA, will decide whether to investigate the Canadian government’s continuing failure to regulate its tar sands industry. In 2010, the CEC received a...continued

20 By 2020: A Pledge To Reduce Refinery Pollution

Posted October 9, 2014 by Diane Bailey in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

Tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Bay Area Air District has been working for the past two years to craft regulations that track and limit refinery pollution as oil companies begin bringing in extreme new types of crude oil that put workers and refinery fenceline communities...continued

Fuel Economy Continues Upward Climb to New Record

Posted October 8, 2014 by Luke Tonachel in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

Tags:
, , , ,

Comments (2)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has crunched the numbers and the fleet of cars and light trucks sold with model year 2013 hit a new record of 24.1 miles per gallon (mpg). The latest Fuel Economy Trends report finds that...continued

Old News in New Bottles: Economists Say Curbing Climate Change Will HELP Our Economy

Posted October 8, 2014 by David Goldstein in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

Tags:
, , ,

It was great to see economists in two separate New York Times opinion pieces recently noting that controlling climate pollution may be economically beneficial rather than restraining growth, as conventional wisdom among economists has held. Eduardo Porter, a former editorial...continued

The Numbers Continue to Crunch the Pebble Mine

Posted October 3, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

Tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Facts – for example, numbers -- have never been a friend to the Pebble Mine.  By now, some of these are familiar to all of us: 10 billion – The number of tons of mining waste laced with toxics that the...continued

US and India Progress on Long-Missed Opportunity: Increasing Clean Energy Access

Posted October 1, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

Tags:
, , , , , , ,

Comments (2)

Co-written with Avinash Kar and Meredith Connolly Meeting in Washington, DC this week, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made important commitments for U.S.-India partnership in fighting climate change and accelerating clean energy, echoing discussions at...continued

Help Move Beyond Dirty Energy With Fossil Fuel Divestment

Posted October 1, 2014 by Elise Shulman in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

Tags:
, , ,

Comments (1)

It’s an exciting time to be a climate justice and environmental advocate. You can feel the movement’s tides turning toward a more united and growing front. This is exemplified by September’s historic 400,000 person-strong People’s Climate March – a beautiful illustration...continued

About

Switchboard is the staff blog of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the nation’s most effective environmental group. For more about our work, including in-depth policy documents, action alerts and ways you can contribute, visit NRDC.org.

Feeds: All Posts