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COP28 Climate Funds Pledge Tracker

Expert BlogInternationalJoe Thwaites
At COP28, countries will pledge to UN climate funds that help developing countries reduce greenhouse emissions and address the impacts of climate change. Keep track here.

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…

Oil by Rail Schemes Hit with Setbacks, Delays

Expert BlogUnited StatesJosh Axelrod
Two oil-by-rail projects carrying Uinta Basin crude oil aimed for transport beside the Colorado River are facing growing headwinds, with the Wildcat Loadout expansion now paused and the Uinta Basin Railway losing another key permit.

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.