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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...

Community Clean Mobility Programs Under ACC II

Fact SheetUnited States, New JerseyYeh-Tang Huang, Kathy Harris

Best practices for designing community-based clean mobility programs under the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, in New Jersey and beyond

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.

Greenhouse Effect 101

GuideUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak
By increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, we’re amplifying the planet’s natural greenhouse effect and turning up the dial on global warming.

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.

The Real Road to Energy Independence: Clean Car and Fuel Economy Standards

Fact SheetUnited StatesMax Baumhefner, Britt Carmon
In deciding how to react to the current crisis, policymakers can deliver for America by adopting strong fuel efficiency and tailpipe emission standards, accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, and investing in a cleaner, more just transportation system that serves…

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.

Translating Joe Biden's Climate Vision into Action

OverviewUnited StatesJosh Axelrod, David Doniger, Brendan Guy, Allison Johnson, Gina McCarthy, Bobby McEnaney, Claire O'Connor, Erik D. Olson, Khalil Shahyd, Ann Shikany, Dr. Lisa Suatoni, Anthony Swift, Lauren Urbanek, Mae Wu, Ben Longstreth, Luke Tonachel, Melissa Lin Perrella
NRDC experts take a deep dive into President-elect Joe Biden’s key plans to address climate change—the strongest national climate agenda ever laid out by a U.S. president-elect.

Transportation Solutions for the 21st Century

Fact SheetUnited StatesStephanie Gidigbi Jenkins
The transportation sector is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. NRDC has identified several transportation policy solutions that will improve our climate while also benefiting our communities in an equitable way.