Environmental Issues: Energy
All Documents in Energy Tagged transportation
- Testimony of Deron Lovaas on Legislative Issues for Transportation Reauthorization
- Deron Lovaas testified to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Legislative Issues for Transportation Reauthorization that took place on July 21, 2011. In his testimony he recommends a series of steps to rectify current policy, which undermines America's safety, energy and climate security, and economy. These include: Investing wisely in transportation infrastructure by adopting new performance and accountability measures, fixing our failing bridges and roads, reducing our oil dependence, deploying innovative financing tools, improving project delivery, adopting greener freight policy, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Read the full testimony for information on specific tools that can help us move forward. Get document in pdf.
- The Road to Recovery
Investing in a New Transportation Policy
- Our outdated national transportation policy poses a triple threat to the nation—to our safety, to our energy and climate security, and to our economy. The current transportation law expired in 2009, and is due for a wholesale rewrite by the President and Congress. Now is the time to create a smarter, safer transportation network for the future, by repairing aging roads, rail lines and bridges, reducing our dependence on oil, and ensuring that our transportation dollars are invested in projects that bring the highest returns. NRDC recommends that Congress and the President work together to create a strong, coherent national transportation policy that will improve mobility, boost the economy, and protect the environment. Get document in pdf.
- Testimony of Luke Tonachel on Proposed Rulemaking for Revisions and Additions to Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy Label
- Testimony of Luke Tonachel in Chicago at a public hearing on the proposed rulemaking for revisions and additions to motor vehicle fuel economy label jointly administered by the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, October 14, 2010. Get document in pdf.
- Summary of Energy and Transportation Provisions in the Economic Recovery Bill
- The economic recovery bill -- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA"), H.R. 1 -- makes historic large-scale investments in clean energy resources, which will create jobs, save consumers and businesses money on their energy bills, and help our country begin to make significant reductions in global warming pollution. The bill also includes needed investments in transit and high-speed rail. The clean energy investments in ARRA total about $50 billion, which NRDC estimates will create 1.5 million jobs. In addition, the bill contains $17.7 billion for energy-efficient transportation. Get document in pdf.
Documents Tagged transportation in All Sections
- Less Driving, More Saving
The Economic Benefits of Cutting Car Travel
- The commonly held belief that more driving fosters economic growth is simply a myth. Fortunately, the fact that the two are not linked is good news for our pocketbooks, our commutes, and our environment. Efforts to cut driving and reduce traffic are most definitely good for the economy. When we look at efforts to both make our transportation system more efficient—using carpool lanes or more transit—and change land use to reduce theneed to drive—via transit-friendly development and walkable neighborhoods—we see that the economic benefits are significant. Get document in pdf.
- Clean By Design: Transportation
- Today, raw materials, manufacturers and retailers of apparel are routinely located on opposite sides of the globe. Any method to move garments from factory to market will impact the environment in some form, but retailers can make simple transportation choices to significantly reduce their pollution footprint and save money.
- Congress Must Get Transportation Bill Back on Track
- Once again, Republican leadership is hijacking a must-pass bill in order to advance an extreme anti-environmental agenda. The House should be working on a thoughtful transportation policy that could actually become law - not playing games by adding misguided and destructive measures to the already-delayed transportation bill.
- Testimony of Transportation Director Roland Hwang on historic clean car standards
- Testimony of Transportation Director Roland Hwang, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), for the October 12, 2011 on the historic clean car standards before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending.
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- Efficient Appliances Save Energy -- and Money
- A consumer's guide to buying energy efficient appliances and electronics.