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Feature: ARCHIVED: Transition to Green

Agenda for Clean Energy and the Environment

Report coverPresident-elect Obama has pledged that tackling the climate crisis and repowering America with clean energy will be central to his presidency. NRDC and a broad coalition of partners have prepared a road map, respectfully submitted to the transition team for consideration, with recommendations for achieving these goals. These bold measures will help channel American ingenuity into solving the economic, climate and environmental crises we now face.

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China Environmental News Alert

Posted October 11, 2012 by NRDC China Team

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NRDC has been working in China for over fifteen years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental law, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert is a compilation of news from around...continued

Changing Direction: Another Hopeful Sign with Appointment of Roy Kienitz

Posted March 2, 2009 by Deron Lovaas

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  A couple of weeks ago I noted some of President Obama's statements about transportation and land-development which showed that he cares about, and understands, important but oft-overlooked policies that have a huge influence on how much oil the nation...continued

Two Critical Priorities Await Vilsack at Department of Agriculture

Posted December 24, 2008 by Frances Beinecke

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Once again, I greet another cabinet appointment by President-elect Obama's with respect. Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack is a strong choice to lead the Department of Agriculture. His guidance will be essential on a host of issues facing the department, from restoring...continued

Salazar at the Interior Department: So Much at Stake

Posted December 17, 2008 by Frances Beinecke

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I welcome the news that President-elect Obama has appointed Senator Ken Salazar at the Secretary of the Interior. After years of corruption and corporate dominance at the Interior Department, we desperately need to change the way America's national parks, public...continued

High Hopes that Obama and Team Will Get Ocean Management Right

Posted December 17, 2008 by Leila Monroe

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President-elect Obama and his team of advisors have shown an unprecedented level of interest in carefully considering the complexities and competing interests that must be balanced--the interests of conservation, fishing, energy, and recreation--to effectively manage and protect our vast, depleted...continued

The Environmental Appointments: Obama Means What He Says

Posted December 11, 2008 by Frances Beinecke

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President-elect Obama's choices for top environment posts reveal something very important: they tell us that Obama means what he says. He means it when he says he wants to protect the planet and tackle global warming. Plenty of politicians say...continued

A High-Tech Gadget that Saves Money and Creates Jobs

Posted December 10, 2008 by Frances Beinecke

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It used to be that talk of the nation's electricity grid caused most people's eyes to glaze over. Now, thanks to a confluence of volatile energy prices, a green-oriented incoming president, and a cultural fascination with high tech gadgets, that...continued

Richardson Appointment: Good News for Oceans

Posted December 3, 2008 by Frances Beinecke

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Most people don't realize it, but the Secretary of Commerce has enormous influence over America's ocean resources. That's why I welcome the news that President-elect Obama is tapping Governor Bill Richardson for this position. He is well known for his...continued

Google CEO on Energy Efficiency: Doing the Right Thing Is Also the Right Thing for Business"

Posted December 3, 2008 by Frances Beinecke

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Just before Thanksgiving, I had the chance to introduce Google CEO Eric Schmidt at a talk he gave in New York City. The event, organized by NRDC Trustee Wendy Schmidt, was illuminating and entertaining thanks to Eric's dry humor and...continued

A New Vision for the Bureau of Reclamation

Posted November 25, 2008 by Barry Nelson

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The Bureau of Reclamation was conceived at the start of the 20th century (originally as the Reclamation Service) to meet the needs of a world that no longer exists.  Now, at the start of the 21st Century, the Bureau needs...continued


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