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Global Warming 101

GuideUnited States, InternationalAmanda MacMillan, Jeff Turrentine

Everything you wanted to know about our changing climate but were too afraid to ask.

2019 Saw Deep Decarb Pledges: 2020s Will Require Bold Action

Expert BlogSamantha Williams
No trends defined 2019 more than the wave of deep decarbonization commitments from utilities, coupled with a new dominance for gas-fired power nationally. 2019 was a record-breaking year for emissions, driven, in part, by a sharp uptick in gas-fired power…

Clean Car and Fuel Economy Standards: What’s Next?

Expert BlogLuke Tonachel, David Doniger
The Trump administration is planning to roll back successful clean car and fuel economy standards. It's bad for the environment, consumers and auto workers. NRDC explains how we got here and where it headed.

Victory! Feds Ordered to Reinstate Updated CAFE Penalties

Expert BlogIrene Gutierrez
In a win for consumers and the environment, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of NRDC, Center for Biological Diversity, and Sierra Club, and overturned a Department of Transportation attempt to indefinitely delay penalties on automakers for…

Fuel Efficiency Goals are Attainable, Obama Administration Report Shows

Press Release
WASHINGTON – Automobile technology is advancing faster than expected, according to an Obama administration report released today. This means automakers are on track to meet clean car standards through the year 2025, experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council say.