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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...

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.

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.

Feeding a City: Food Waste and Food Need Across America

ReportUnited States, Denver, New York City, NashvilleAndrea Collins
The first step in reducing municipal food waste is data gathering: understanding the amounts and sources of wasted food at the local level, as well as the amounts and sources of surplus food that potentially could be rescued instead of…

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.