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Food Matters: Year-in-Review

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Madeline Keating, Darby Hoover, Nina Sevilla, Anya Obrez, Andrea Collins, Yvette Cabrera

Through NRDC's Food Matters initiative, U.S. cities work to prevent food from becoming waste, rescue surplus food, and recycle food scraps. 

Bipartisan Farm Bill Extension Signals Hope for 2024

Expert BlogWashington, D.C., United StatesAllison Johnson, Matthew Kaplan, Jeff Slyfield, Jeffrey McManus

The one-year Farm Bill extension ensures short-term continuity, and we look forward to a full 2024 Farm Bill that protects people and the environment

Driving Ambition, Action, and Equity at COP28: Part 1

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Jake Schmidt, Brendan Guy, Joe Thwaites, Jennifer Skene
World leaders in Dubai sent a clear signal: the end of the fossil fuel era has begun, and the world is rapidly transitioning to a clean energy economy. This helps put the world on a firmer pathway in this decisive…

Year in Review for DOE Clean Energy Innovation and Perspectives for 2024

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Sangina Wright
Clean energy innovation remains an essential pillar of the clean energy transition. In 2023, we witnessed numerous exciting developments out of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)—all while partisan fighting in Congress threatened to derail the ability of DOE to…

Farm-to-Glass Supports Organic Farming

Expert BlogWashington, D.C., Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Michigan, Maine, CaliforniaAllison Johnson

Cheers! NRDC and our partners toasted a good cause on Capitol Hill: growing organic!

Biggest Grid Operator Can Curb Carbon and Keep Lights On

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Amanda Levin
A new analysis finds that the nation’s largest grid operator, PJM, can keep our air conditioner and heaters running while meeting EPA’s power plant carbon pollution standards – even during the hottest and coldest weeks. What’s more, they can do…

Unrealistic Assumptions Yield Unrealistic Results

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Amanda Levin
A new analysis from the EFI Foundation, examining the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon standards for power plants, ignores a key aspect of the rule: flexibility. EPA’s proposed standards are centered on flexibility, offering states and power plant multiple tools and…

Happy Heat Pump Water Heater Day!

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Joe Vukovich

This Heat Pump Water Heater Day, and every day, consider a highly efficient heat pump for your home!

The World Is Mobilizing Against Big Biomass

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Courtenay Lewis, Elly Pepper, Rita Frost

This week, communities around the world will highlight that the production and export of forest-based biomass threatens communities and the climate.