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California Budget Approves Historic Clean Transportation Investments

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Miles Muller, Attorney, Climate & Clean Energy Program State legislators and Governor Newsom just signed a historic California budget that includes unprecedented levels of investment in clean transportation. The new funding will provide significant support for critical zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure programs, unlocking billions … [continued]

A Deeper Look at the Health Costs of Climate Hazards

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Vijay Limaye, Staff Scientist, Science Center NRDC and partners released a report last month on the staggering financial toll of fossil fuel air pollution and climate change on human health in the United States. Following up on the launch, we are providing here some more information … [continued]

Illinois to See Significant Public Health Benefits in a 100% Carbon-Free Future

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Jessica Collingsworth, Energy policy analyst Special thanks to Brian Urbaszewski, Director of Environmental Health Programs at Respiratory Health Association, for contributing to this post and the development of the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) Analysis. In Illinois, the economic competitiveness of our aging and inefficient … [continued]

Is Nuclear Power As Safe As The BBC Claims?

The nuclear industry has based much of its analysis on what I believe is demonstrably flawed thinking. I would classify numbers from the nuclear industry in three types. Some are predictably spot-on. Some are predictably off, with the true value turning out to be greater by a factor of two or more. And some are predictably, and sometimes demonstrably, off by at least an order of magnitude. Which number falls into which category seems to depend entirely on what it is to be used for.