Data, Reports & Resources

NRDC is a leader and trusted source in environmental policy and research. 

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. 

Scientists Sign-on Letter re: Blake Plateau (PDF)

Letters
This is a science sign-on letter by independent academic scientists urging the Biden administration to consider robust long-term protections for the Blake Plateau off the Southeast coast of the United States.

Blake Plateau Conservation - Organizational Letter (PDF)

Letters
In a letter to President Biden, NRDC and more than 40 other ocean conservation and environmental justice groups urged action to secure effective and durable protections for a network of important ecological areas in the federal waters on the Blake...

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.

Advocates Letter for Transmission Planning Rule (PDF)

Letters
Transmission is key to lowering Americans’ electricity bills, improving reliability, and accelerating the transition to a clean grid. We urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to finalize and issue a strong new regulatory framework for transmission planning and cost allocation...

Clean Trade Letter for Sustainable Steel and Aluminum (PDF)

Letters
A letter from a group of environmental advocacy groups to President Biden and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling on them to commit to a strong Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum (GASSA) deal with the EU and to...

Edwards Coal-Fired Plant Settlement

Legal FilingsIllinois, PeoriaSelena Kyle, Jared Knicley, Alyssa Brown
In 2019, the court approved a settlement that required the E.D. Edwards plant to close and provides $8.6 million in funding for projects to benefit the Peoria region. Read more about these programs and grantees.

Appliance Standards Multi-Product Agreement Letter to DOE (PDF)

Letters
A joint letter from appliance manufacturers and efficiency advocates to DOE recommending new energy and water efficiency standards for household products, including clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, cooking products, refrigerators, freezers, and miscellaneous refrigeration products.

CAFE Penalty Rule Case Documents

Legal FilingsUnited States
Browse some of the cases and documents related to our efforts to protect and strengthen the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that benefit consumers, public health, and the planet.