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Rate Increases and Blackouts: Duke Energy’s Strategy for 2023

Expert BlogNorth Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, EastLuis Martinez
Duke failed to keep the lights on last December, but it is now pursuing enormous rate increases of more than 30 percent to help pay for fossil fuels and huge executive salary raises.

States Embrace the Transition to Clean Cars

Expert BlogCalifornia, Colorado, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, WashingtonKathy Harris
The federal government has made strides to help bolster the electric vehicle market, attract manufacturing, and ensure a robust charging network. But in many ways, states led the way.

The Hidden Costs of Untargeted Hydrogen Deployment

Expert BlogUnited StatesJacqueline Ennis
New NRDC analysis finds that an untargeted, “one-size-fits-all” hydrogen economy would require profoundly more electricity infrastructure than a pathway that prioritizes direct electrification—exacerbating the challenges faced by today’s transitioning energy system.

Governor Newsom Sets Bold Clean Buildings Goals

Expert BlogCaliforniaKiki Velez, Merrian Borgeson

To make good on these goals, the California legislature and the governor need to fund equitable building decarbonization programs in the state budget decisions they’re working on.

NRDC Wraps Up the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session

Expert BlogWashingtonRalph Cavanagh
Despite ongoing challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic and remote legislative operations, we concluded Washington State’s short legislative session with notable successes for the climate and environment.

Newark Safe Drinking Water Case Documents

Legal filingsNew Jersey, Newark
In 2018, alarmed by high levels of lead in Newark’s drinking water, the Newark Education Workers (NEW) Caucus and NRDC filed a citizen suit. Browse some of the documents related to the case.

2020 Benchmarking: Progress and Opportunity

Expert BlogUnited StatesStarla Yeh
The trends show that, as the U.S. economy recovers, there are significant opportunities ahead to push for a more prosperous clean energy future that prioritizes emission reductions and investments in the communities that have borne disproportionate pollution burdens.