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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.

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.

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.

Clean Truck Rules Will Benefit Southern New England

Expert BlogMassachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode IslandKathy Harris, Patricio Portillo

The states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island stand to see $12.7 billion dollars in net societal benefits, improved health and air quality, and increased investments over the next 30 years through adoption of Clean Truck Programs in their states.

Energizing Indian Cities: EV Charging Infrastructure Siting

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra

With the alarming rate of global warming already underway, transitioning to electric vehicles now is critical, but it is only possible with an aggressive scale-up of charging infrastructure to accompany the shift.

Clean Energy for Clean Transportation in India

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra

Transitioning to EVs in India is a major opportunity for revving up the economy, spurring job growth, improving air quality, and reducing carbon emissions. Although electric vehicles are cleaner even with conventional grid power, pairing them with renewable energy can…