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Unpacking the Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act: Victory for Big Coal or Much Ado About Nothing?

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jackson Morris in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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On Wednesday afternoon, just a few hours before it concluded its fall session and scurried out of state capital building in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill that has since been sent to Governor Corbett. The bill, which had...continued

International Climate News October: Hints for Paris Emerge at Climate Summit, NRDC releases new Indian reports, & more

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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400,000 PEOPLE DEMAND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH The turnout for the peoples climate march was massive and historical by all standards. 400,000 people came, marched and demanded action on climate change in New York. The...continued

Kids, Grandparents, College Students to Drop Off Almost 90,000 Signatures Urging Urge Gov. Scott to #ActOnClimate

Posted October 16, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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This Monday, October 20th, at 10:30 a.m., parents and children (also known as, Florida's future) are headed straight to the Florida Statehouse, pulling wagons filled with more than 85,000 petitions that urge Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for reducing carbon...continued

Amazingly Good Energy News, 2014 Edition

Posted October 16, 2014 by Ralph Cavanagh in Solving Global Warming

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If you’ve been listening to the candidates in this election season, you’re likely to be pretty depressed about the nation’s energy future (and present). The typical attack ad these days is a litany of complaints about energy prices, security and...continued

Imagining Zero Carbon

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

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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

Heading in the Right Direction: Shenzhen Pushes Green Shipping

Posted October 14, 2014 by Barbara Finamore in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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As China celebrated National Day Golden Week, NRDC also celebrated a recent announcement by the Shenzhen government to subsidize green measures for their ports. The port of Shenzhen is a major global shipping center, but ships going in and out of...continued

The World We Create: My New Book and a Message of Hope for the Planet

Posted October 14, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Solving Global Warming

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My work at NRDC has brought me to the front lines of the climate crisis. I have flown over the massive tar sands strip mines in the boreal forest. I have visited the homes of people coping with frack pads...continued

Florida Climate Week Wrap-up

Posted October 14, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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A few days ago, I noted that a diverse group of Floridians - business and faith leaders, Hispanic communities and concerned parents and students - were gearing up to press for forceful action to confront climate change, starting with a...continued

World's "First Fuel" - Energy Efficiency - Coming Out of Hiding

Posted October 10, 2014 by Sheryl Carter in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) just released its second annual Energy Efficiency Market Report 2014 confirming energy efficiency’s place as the world’s “first fuel” and estimating the value of the energy efficiency market at between $310 and $360 billion and...continued

Energy Efficient, Climate Friendly Refrigerants for Hot and Humid India: Moving into the Future

Posted October 9, 2014 by Avinash Kar in Solving Global Warming

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Guest blog by Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representative based in New Delhi This is the first in a series of blogs on this issue. At the recently concluded bilateral India-US summit, Prime Minister Modi of India and US President Obama...continued

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