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Building Batteries Better: Doing the Best With Less

ReportUnited StatesJordan Brinn
Reducing the amount of mining needed through improvements in battery technology, second-life applications for vehicle batteries, and better recycling is key to reducing harms caused from battery supply chains.

Use It When We Have It

ReportUnited StatesRobert Harding, Rebecca Behrens
To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis we must urgently transition from polluting fossil fuels to emissions-free energy. The large-scale deployment of renewable energy to replace polluting power plants and rapid electrification of our buildings, vehicles and…

Sailing to Nowhere: Liquefied Natural Gas Is Not an Effective Climate Strategy

ReportUnited StatesChristina Swanson, Amanda Levin, Amy Mall

Exporting liquefied natural gas would undercut the goal of holding warming at or below 1.5° Celsius and have devastating effects on frontline communities. The United States should instead prioritize clean energy investments, both at home and abroad.

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.