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A Climate Strategy for India Scales Up

NRDC in ActionIndiaJeff Turrentine
With the formation of its affiliate in New Delhi, NRDC rises to meet the sustainability challenges of the world's fastest-growing economy.

More States Adopt Building Energy Codes in India

Expert BlogIndiaPrima Madan
In a boost for energy efficient buildings, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan adopted the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 2017 last month. Building energy codes are effective tools to ensure energy efficiency in the construction and operation of buildings.

States Embrace the Transition to Clean Cars

Expert BlogCalifornia, Colorado, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, WashingtonKathy Harris
The federal government has made strides to help bolster the electric vehicle market, attract manufacturing, and ensure a robust charging network. But in many ways, states led the way.

Equitable Building Decarbonization Across the Country: 2022

Expert BlogCalifornia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, OregonCaroline Keicher, Joe O'Brien-Applegate
Policies and programs aimed at new construction and existing buildings continue to gain traction as communities and elected officials realize the feasibility and benefits of ambitious and equity-centered action.

India Makes Progress on Its Climate Goals

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra, Charlotte Steiner
As countries from across the world come together this week for COP27, India continues to show that is is making solid progress on the climate goals it has set for itself.

Discussing Climate Friendly Cooling in India

Expert BlogIndiaPrima Madan, Sameer Kwatra
To discuss what lies ahead for achieving climate friendly cooling, NRDC and TERI are organizing a high-level brainstorming event this week, with the participation of expert stakeholders representing the government, industry, academia and financial institutions.

New Health Report Urges Air Pollution Reduction in India

Expert BlogIndiaPrima Madan, Dr. Vijay Limaye

As climate change–fueled extreme heat and air pollution problems compound and intensify in India, coordinated mitigation solutions are needed to cut climate-warming emissions and reduce harmful air pollution exposures.

No Need to be Freightened of Electric Trucks

Expert BlogUnited States, California, Oregon, Massachusetts, Washington, New JerseyJordan Brinn, Patricio Portillo
We clarify the questions about electric truck availability, cost, and charging infrastructure, as well as concerns such as current supply chain issues.

EPA: It’s Time to Act. We need Clean Trucks Now

Expert BlogUnited States, California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, WashingtonPatricio Portillo, Heather Kryczka
Cutting tailpipe emissions and moving to zero emission vehicles can eliminate the diesel fumes causing childhood asthma, emergency room visits, and loss of life.