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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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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.

Sea Level Rise 101

GuideUnited States, InternationalCaroline Craig, Brian Palmer

The causes and effects of this undeniable consequence of climate change—and how communities can respond.

Offshore Drilling 101

GuideAlaska, West, Louisiana, Georgia, North CarolinaShelia Hu
A look into how drilling for oil and gas in the oceans works—and why it’s time to make it history.

Liquefied Natural Gas 101

GuideUnited States, InternationalBrian Palmer
What is it? Why is it? And what does it mean for the climate?

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

Report
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...

Stories from the Frontlines of Global LNG Build-Out at COP28

OverviewInternational, United StatesMima Holt, Jamie Lee

NRDC invited key local partners from developing regions and grassroots leaders together to underscore the significant climate, health, and equity impacts of LNG infrastructure expansion. 

Comment Letter for Office of Management and Budget on FIO Data Call

Comments
In a letter to the Office of Management and Budget, NRDC is urging the the approval of the Federal Insurance Office's Proposed Data Call to procure data from US-based insurance companies in order to understand the protection gaps that currently...

Climate Adaptation 101

GuideUnited StatesSimone Scully, Jenny Shalant
As the effects of climate change intensify, the need to prepare communities, minimize harm, and plan for future impacts has never been clearer.

Flooding and Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

GuideUnited StatesMelissa Denchak
A growing number of communities—both coastal and inland—are finding themselves underwater. Extreme weather, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts are increasingly to blame. Here’s a look at what links flooding and our warming world.

BOEM Call for Information - Comments (PDF)

Comments
A coalition of environmental non-governmental organizations , including NRDC, commented on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) request for information and nominations for areas to consider for offshore oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico under the...

Gulf of Mexico PEIS Scoping - Comments (PDF)

Comments
A coalition of environmental non-governmental organizations , including NRDC commented on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s scoping notice in advance of preparing a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) for offshore oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico...