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Greater Energy Equity Ahead, in both Maryland and Virginia

Expert BlogVirginia, Maryland, Richmond (Virginia)Walton Shepherd, Lucy LaFlamme, Dawone Robinson

New state laws in MD and VA will lower spiking electric bills for those least able to afford them, through better-designed home energy efficiency improvements.

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.

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.

The Clean Energy Future: How We Get There Matters

Expert BlogNorth Carolina, United StatesDr. Anna Reade, Dr. Katie Pelch

A clean and sustainable energy future is needed for addressing climate change, but how we get there matters. In the midst of global efforts to clean up and eliminate the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”), Chemours is doubling…

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.

India Celebrates Energy Conservation Day

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra, Prima Madan
India has taken strong strides on its clean energy transition. While India's energy needs are expected to grow, energy efficiency can help meet them cost-effectively while leaving a better environment for the next generation.

Constructing Change with Building Energy Codes in India

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra, Prima Madan

By 2030, India will have added nearly one billion square meters of new commercial floor space--more than the land area of New York City and Washington D.C combined. Building smart from the start is a real opportunity to reduce emissions…

All Eyes on India’s Plan for the Kigali Amendment

Expert BlogIndia, InternationalSameer Kwatra, Prima Madan

As parties to the Montreal Protocol are gathering virtually for the second part of the Open-Ended Working Group meeting this week, India is in the spotlight. Although India is already taking action on climate friendly cooling, it is now one…

Opportunities to Strengthen AC Efficiency Labels in India

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra
In a rapidly warming world, climate friendly air conditioner are vital to providing essential cooling, while keeping greenhouse gas emissions and energy use low. However, a large number of ACs and refrigerators sold in the Indian market may not be…

Green Buildings: Lessons from Indian States

Expert BlogIndiaAnjali Jaiswal, Sameer Kwatra, Prima Madan
States and cities in India are moving ahead with energy-efficient buildings as the country rapidly urbanizes.