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Winning the Future We Want And Need

Posted August 21, 2014 by Robert Friedman in Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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Exactly one month from today, thousands of people from across the globe will converge in New York City for the People’s Climate March. I hope you’ll join NRDC and over 800 of our allies across the progressive movement as we...continued

Breaking Free of Big Oil: Despite Oil Company Opposition, California is Moving Toward a Cleaner Future

Posted August 21, 2014 by Merrian Borgeson in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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The results of California’s latest cap-and-trade auction were released today, marking another milestone in the state’s landmark climate and clean energy law, AB 32, which put limits on harmful climate pollution. But playing out in the background, the oil industry’s...continued

Building Smart Cities in India

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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In his Independence Day speech from Old Delhi’s famed Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to replace India’s 64-year-old Planning Commission with a new central government think-tank led by mix of experts. The new eight-member institute would focus...continued

Long Beach City Council to review the Port's decision to Export Coal

Posted August 18, 2014 by Morgan Wyenn in Solving Global Warming

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UPDATE: The Long Beach City Council unfortunately denied our appeal, allowing the Port to lock in 15 more years of coal exports without doing any environmental review. We are extremely disappointed and are figuring out our next steps.   On...continued

Order 1000 Upheld on Appeal: A Closer Look at the Good News for Clean Energy

Posted August 18, 2014 by Allison Clements in Solving Global Warming

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I co-wrote this blog with my new Sustainable FERC Project colleague, Jennifer Chen. As our colleague John Moore has already described, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) landmark Order 1000 rule....continued

From Orlando to the EPA: Innovative Strategies to Cut Carbon Pollution and Save Money for Cities, Businesses and Consumers

Posted August 18, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson recently compared the climate crisis to the 2008 financial crisis. He said: We’ve seen and felt the costs of underestimating the financial bubble. Let’s not ignore the climate bubble. Case in point: Florida, where I...continued

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

Posted August 15, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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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) standards, I have been heartened to hear about the efforts of so many...continued

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

Posted August 14, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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As India celebrates Independence Day this Friday, August 15th, it will bring 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 gained independence, and...continued

California Misses Opportunity to Swap a Full Nuclear Plant for Clean Energy

Posted August 14, 2014 by Sierra Martinez in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming

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Ever since California’s giant nuclear plant shut down two years ago due to malfunctions and poor economics of revival, state regulators and politicians have been wrestling with the question of: How much clean energy can we use to replace that...continued

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

Posted August 14, 2014 by Maria Stamas in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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The California Public Utilities Commission today unanimously adopted significant program enhancements for the state’s largest energy efficiency program dedicated to cutting bills and electricity waste for low-income households. While the program served over 300,000 people last year at an investment...continued


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