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Economic Inclusion and Justice: High-Quality Careers for All

OverviewUnited StatesMarc Boom, Lara Ettenson
Racial justice, economic equity, public health, and climate action are inextricably linked. To create healthier working conditions and communities for all, NRDC advocates for policies that support high-quality, family-sustaining careers.

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…

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.

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…

Stellar Energy Efficiency Programs Cut Costs and Pollution

Expert BlogLara Ettenson
Even as climate change indicators grow increasingly ominous, with 2018 marking the fourth-warmest year in a row on record, you needn’t look further than actions you can take in your home or business to combat climate change. That’s the conclusion…

California: 10 Years of Climate Commitment & Economic Growth

Expert BlogLara Ettenson
In the decade since California passed its landmark climate law, the state has undergone one of the longest economic expansions in its history while simultaneously cutting climate pollution. In fact, the latest report from the nonpartisan advocacy group Next 10…

California Sets Off on Another Bold Path to Save Energy

Expert BlogLara Ettenson
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved the first ever set of business plans developed by administrators that manage the majority of the state’s energy efficiency programs. These plans lay out short-, mid-, and long-term strategies through 2025 to…

Buena noticia: La energía limpia genera buenos empleos

Expert BlogLara Ettenson
The just-released third annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), a comprehensive look at energy jobs in America, showed once again that clean energy—especially efficiency—is the driving force behind job growth in this sector. These jobs—like installing utility-scale solar energy…