Data, Reports & Resources

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From reports to issue briefs, we ensure accountability through peer review led by our Science Office, which provides data and scientific analysis that help shape and guide NRDC’s policies and positions. We also offer a range of other resources, such as 101 guides and consumer-focused scorecards to increase access to knowledge about how everyone can be a catalyst for change. 

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GGRF CCIA Overview & What Now - May 2024 (PDF)

Overview
This is an overview of the Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The overview also includes specific actions advocates, community-based organizations and project developers, state and local governments, and...

GGRF SFA Overview & What Now - May 2024 (PDF)

Overview
This is an overview of the Solar for All (SFA) program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The overview also includes specific actions advocates, community-based organizations and project developers, state and local governments, and philanthropy...

GGRF NCIF Overview & What Now - May 2024 (PDF)

Overview
This is an overview of the National Clean Investment Fund (NCIF) program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The overview also includes specific actions advocates, community-based organizations and project developers, state and local governments, and...

NRDC WaPo Ad 45V Clean Hydrogen Tax Credit - Summary (PDF)

Summary
NRDC is supporting a full page print ad in the Washington Post with environmental and consumer advocate groups asking President Biden to "finalize strong climate rules" for the 45V clean hydrogen tax credit. This document is the landing page for...

Wind Energy

GuideUnited StatesShelia Hu

The facts and advantages of wind energy—and why we’re turning to turbines to power our clean energy future.

2024 California Voter Support for Offshore Wind - Survey (PDF)

Polling
This assessment of findings from a survey of 629 California voters shows support for offshore wind energy generation. The results show that Californians broadly support the state’s 100% renewable energy goals – more specifically, they favor expanding offshore wind.

NRDC Oral Testimony Regarding the 45V Tax Credit (PDF)

Testimony
In oral testimony to the Internal Revenue Service, NRDC expresses its support for Treasury's proposal for electrolytic hydrogen production for the Inflation Reduction Act's 45V Clean Hydrogen Tax Credit in its current form without broad exemptions.

Advancing the Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework

OverviewInternationalJennifer Skene

To achieve the international community’s 2030 forest protection commitments, NRDC is championing a framework for driving global, equitable action to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation.

Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework (2024) - Brief (PDF)

Issue Brief
This briefing note outlines the need and vision for a Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework (GDAF), which would establish mechanisms for promoting equitable, effective, truly global implementation of the 2030 goals of halting and reversing deforestation and land degradation. The brief...

Incorporating Climate Impacts into NRDC-NEMS - Report (PDF)

Report
The National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) is an energy-economic model of U.S. energy markets that is accepted as a standard for evaluating the effects of energy policy. NRDC's assessment for enhancing NEMS to better reflect climate change begins with identifying...

Keystone XL Case Documents

Legal FilingsCanada, United States, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska
NRDC and our partners sued the Trump administration three times, preventing every illegal attempt to ram the Keystone XL project through. These are some of the documents associated with our cases.

Stories from the Frontlines of Global LNG Build-Out at COP28

OverviewInternational, United StatesMima Holt, Jamie Lee

NRDC invited key local partners from developing regions and grassroots leaders together to underscore the significant climate, health, and equity impacts of LNG infrastructure expansion. 

The Indian State of Telangana's Cool Roofs Policy - Fact Sheet (PDF)

Fact Sheet
This factsheet provides an overview on the Indian state of Telangana's groundbreaking Cool Roof Policy that was launched in 2023. This government policy helps people cope with indoor extreme heat risks, lower household energy burdens from air conditioning, and reduce...

Technology Guidebook - Report (PDF)

Report
This first-of-a-kind Technology Guidebook is a compendium of various clean energy and climate-friendly solutions and provides a detailed overview on the operation and maintenance of these technologies. By skilling and empowering rural households, especially women, to take greater ownership over...