Expanding clean energy protects our health, air, climate, and last wild places.

NRDC accelerated the shift from fossil fuels to clean energy when we pressed the U.S. government to adopt the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from power plants. We promote policies that make our cars, buildings, appliances, and everyday gadgets more efficient. We help communities fight dangerous fossil-fuel extraction operations in their backyards. And we collaborate with other countries to promote a global vision for—and an accelerated transition to—a clean energy future.

Our Priorities

Clean Vehicles and Fuels

Transportation is responsible for at least 30 percent of climate change pollution.

Dirty Energy

Coal-fired power plants pump out 40 percent of all carbon pollution in the United States.

Clean Energy

Transitioning to cleaner energy sources could save the U.S. $120 billion in health care costs a year.

Energy Efficiency

As the demand for energy in America grows, it creates more pollution and drives climate change.

What's at Stake

What you can do

Keep Your Devices from Wasting Energy and Money

Nearly one-quarter of home energy use is consumed by "vampires." Who can save us?

Your guide to going electric

Protecting your community from crude oil “bomb trains“

Should you go solar?

Stop Trump and Pruitt’s escalated anti-environment assault

Keep the KXL tar sands pipeline out of Nebraska

Urge your governor to lead on climate action

Tell Trump we won't stop fighting global climate change

WASHINGTON – In the face of President Trump’s climate retreat, the Natural Resources Defense Council today released an ambitious blueprint to dramatically increase energy efficiency, cut greenhouse gas pollution 80 percent from 1990 levels, raise wind and solar power generation to 70 percent, and

WASHINGTON (March 2, 2017) – It’s cheaper and cleaner to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with wind and solar power and energy efficiency upgrades rather than to saddle the nation with more costly and climate-polluting natural gas plants, according to a report released today by the Natura

WASHINGTON – America’s transition to a clean energy economy is irrevocably underway and delivering deep pollution reductions, with coal use at record lows but renewable energy higher than ever, according to the Fourth Annual Energy Report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (N


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