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Liquefied Natural Gas has Limited Impact in Displacing Coal Emissions

Expert BlogUnited StatesJake Schmidt, Ade Samuel, Shruti Shukla
The fossil fuel industry is selling a false narrative that liquefied natural gas (LNG) expansion is a “climate solution” because it displaces coal consumption globally. This claim doesn’t stand up against the facts. U.S. LNG has no or very limited…

Renewable Energy and Environmental Protection Is Not an Either/Or

Expert BlogUnited StatesAnn Alexander
We absolutely need to speed up our buildout of renewable energy and the transmission to support it if we're going to have any hope of meeting our climate goals. But NEPA and other environmental laws are not what's standing in…

Time for a Different Approach to Building Upgrade Programs

Expert BlogUnited StatesIrene Nielson

One size does not fit all, building retrofit programs should be designed at a community level to ensure low-middle income homes don’t get left behind. A new guidelines doc co-authored by NRDC with partners helps set up community-driven retrofit programs.

The Significance of Chevron Deference

Expert BlogUnited StatesDavid Doniger

Two new SCOTUS cases, Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless Inc. v. Dept. of Commerce, may impact federal agencies’ ability to perform their duties.

Considering Health and Energy Efficiency Together: A Pilot

Expert BlogLos Angeles, CaliforniaOlivia Walker, Dr. Veena Singla
As California continues to ramp up its efforts to support building retrofits targeting energy efficiency, decarbonization, and electrification, other housing issues regarding health and safety have also become more apparent. While existing and emerging energy retrofit programs present an opportunity…

Driving Ambition, Action, and Equity at COP28 (Part 2)

Expert BlogInternationalJake Schmidt, Brendan Guy, Joe Thwaites, Shruti Shukla, Jennifer Skene, Prima Madan, Pete Budden, Yvette Cabrera

At COP28, countries, companies, investors, and other decision-makers sent a clear signal to spur greater action now and increase ambition this decisive decade.

How to Fix What Xcel Got Wrong on Clean Heat

Expert BlogColoradoAlejandra Mejia Cunningham

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission should approve a Clean Heat Plan that delivers more emissions reductions at a lower cost