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India's Latest Step Towards Becoming Solar Leader

Posted October 24, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow In the midst of celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights, India is making progress in expanding its solar energy market. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is moving...continued

New Operations Center To Help New York State Save 5 Percent On Energy

Posted October 24, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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New York State faces a challenge as it ramps up energy efficiency and renewable energy use in its 3,000-plus state buildings. To get the most bang for its buck, the state needs to make sure the systems are working right,...continued

Europe takes first step towards Paris agreement: Commits to next round of emissions cuts

Posted October 24, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Solving Global Warming

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The European Union has agreed to an additional package of measures to address climate change as they become the first country to announce their post-2020 climate targets in advance of the Paris agreement next December. Europe agreed to cut their...continued

Polluters Push a Paragon of Misinformation, But Most Americans Want Climate Action

Posted October 24, 2014 by Pete Altman in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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A new “poll,” with some state-by-state results, is part of a larger, polluter-coordinated, national disinformation campaign to keep our air dirty, our health in jeopardy and our country paralyzed in the face of real and growing threats from climate change....continued

Floridian's Deliver over 92,000 Petitions to Governor Scott Asking Him to #ActOnClimate

Posted October 23, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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Over the last several months, Florida's Clean Energy Future -- a coalition of clean energy, business, Hispanic, faith, community and academic leaders throughout the Sunshine State  -- has worked across the state to raise awareness about the threat of climate...continued

First New York Green Bank deals to bring up to $800MM in Clean Energy Investments to New York State

Posted October 22, 2014 by Doug Sims in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, the New York Green Bank (NYGB) announced its first planned transactions. It's a broad, impressive set of offerings that could have transformative impact in New York and nationally by doubling down on boldness and creativity in the clean energy finance...continued

This Is How America Will Cut Dangerous Pollution and Stamp Out Our Carbon Footprint

Posted October 21, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Solving Global Warming

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Millions of people in Southern California were under an excessive heat warning a few weeks ago. The Los Angeles Unified School District cancelled outdoor sporting events and more than 100 San Diego schools sent children home early to shield them...continued

AWEA's Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition Emphasizes Offshore Wind's Bright Future While Also Calling for Action

Posted October 21, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Guest Blog by Andrea Leshak, NRDC Ford Legal Fellow I had the great pleasure of attending AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition earlier this month. The conference was appropriately held in Atlantic City, NJ, a city committed to supporting offshore wind...continued

Grid Modernization and Public Lands

Posted October 20, 2014 by Carl Zichella in Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, Solving Global Warming

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Here at NRDC I work in an unusual program niche: the intersection of our renewable energy and lands and wildlife programs. During my career I have worked as an advocate for protecting wild places and creatures as well as a...continued

How a Koch-Funded Group Attacking Clean Fuels Standards Flubs the Math

Posted October 20, 2014 by Simon Mui in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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(This blog is cross-posted with Ben Serrurier at Climate Solutions) When the organization purporting to represent “small business” conducts an analysis attacking climate policies, one would hope that basic business accounting wouldn’t be a problem. But in the latest salvo...continued

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