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New Energy Efficiency Rules Will Cut Carbon & Lower Costs

Expert BlogCaliforniaLara Ettenson, Mohit Chhabra

With the sixth annual Energy Efficiency Day planned for Wednesday, it’s a good time to remember that efficiency is one of the most effective ways to fight dangerous climate pollution and catalyze action to address historic underinvestment in vulnerable communities.

Many States Lead on Energy Efficiency; More Needed

Expert BlogUnited StatesLara Ettenson
Clean energy, including energy efficiency, has struggled to maintain momentum in a year marked by a global pandemic, racial and social unrest, economic hardship, and subsequent recession.

NRDC Energy Report: Slow & Steady Won’t Win the Climate Race

Expert BlogUnited States, InternationalAmanda Levin, Sophia Ptacek
NRDC’s Eighth Annual Energy Report digs into U.S. energy trends over the last two years to understand how our energy system has changed since our last report, where we may be headed, and what it all means for the worsening…

High-Quality Jobs Help Protect the Planet

Expert BlogUnited StatesLara Ettenson, Marc Boom

The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated the drastic inequities in our society, and it’s decimated the workforce across the board. More than 20 million people are unemployed, most of them Black and Latino. Losses through June exceeded 400,000 jobs across the…

COVID-19 and Climate Change: Creating the Political Will

Expert BlogDr. David B. Goldstein
The global response to the COVID-19 crisis has shown that strong policy actions that seemed infeasible months ago were in fact implemented across the globe to avert disaster. This indicates that our governments (and businesses and other organizations) could take…

San Luis Obispo Poised to Pursue Clean Energy Choice Policy

Expert BlogPierre Delforge
The city of San Luis Obispo, California, plans to consider final approval of a policy designed to encourage clean, efficient all-electric new buildings. The Clean Energy Choice for New Buildings program recognizes that pollution-free homes and businesses will be key…

The Time Is Now to Stand with Clean Energy Workers

Expert BlogUnited StatesLara Ettenson
All sectors of the U.S. economy have been pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it critical to support all those whose jobs have been affected, such as by including worker protections in federal stimulus packages.

NRDC Responds to COVID-19

Expert BlogUnited StatesNRDC
This unprecedented public health crisis requires bold, equitable, and science-based action.

Cheers to 2019 Energy Efficiency Progress with More in 2020!

Expert BlogLara Ettenson
Reflecting on 2019, it is hard to grapple with the extent of this year’s climate tragedies like massive wildfires and flooding. Yet even when things seem as dire as ever, there is continual news of progress, perseverance, and hope. And…

California Sets a Bold Path for Energy Efficiency Innovation

Expert BlogLara Ettenson
Fighting the climate crisis requires new ideas to dramatically cut the dangerous pollution responsible for changing our environment and harming our health. The California Public Utilities Commission recently voted unanimously to do just that when it approved a decision and…