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

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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...

Technology Guidebook - Report (PDF)

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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...

Waiting Game: How the Interconnection Queue Threatens Renewable Development in PJM

ReportUnited States, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C.Dana Ammann
New NRDC analysis has found that even under recent reforms, the country’s largest grid operator is unlikely to approve new renewable projects quickly enough to meet even mandatory minimum state standards.

United: Union Jobs Improve the Clean Energy Economy

ReportUnited StatesMarc Boom
Growing numbers of union members are on the front lines of the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors, helping to reduce pollution and health hazards for millions of Americans.

NRDC's Annual Energy Reports

ReportUnited StatesRalph Cavanagh, Amanda Levin, Sophia Ptacek
NRDC each year reviews the most recent data to present an overall picture of the U.S. energy sector, which is undergoing a major shift toward increasing amounts of renewable energy and cost-effective energy efficiency. However, America still must do more…

Guide to Community Climate Vulnerability Assessments

ReportUnited StatesMarissa Ramirez, Kristi Pullen Fedinick
Communities across United States face the joint challenges of climate change and growing inequality. Properly addressing these challenges means first understanding the unique situation of each community—where they are vulnerable and where policies will have the greatest impact.

Clean Energy Sweeps Across Rural America

ReportUnited StatesArjun Krishnaswami, Elisheva Mittelman
Clean energy deployment has expanded rapidly over the past decade, and the analysis in this report demonstrates that this growth has created jobs, supported infrastructure development, and provided new opportunities to build thriving economies throughout the rural Midwest.

Raising the Bar: NRDC’s Aviation Biofuels Scorecards

ReportUnited StatesDebbie Hammel
The aviation industry represents the transportation sector with the fastest growing greenhouse gas emissions. It is also not regulated under the 2015 Paris Agreement. Yet, it has set commendable goals to shrink its carbon footprint.