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NRDC Report: Cleaner Cars Drive Benefits for Health & Wallets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The clean car policies of the Biden administration will deliver unprecedented benefits to the American people, including billions of dollars of savings, more vehicle options and less pollution, a new report from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) shows. The report, Cleaner Cars, Fatter Wallets, compiles new and existing data … [continued]

Once a Superfund site. TheoFoss Waterway in Tacoma, Washington. Image by Cynthia Shahan | CleanTechnica.

EPA’s Carbon Standards Are a Powerful Tool

The EPA’s standards to curb carbon emissions from power plants are crucial to addressing climate change. Strong and comprehensive rules are needed to address this major source of carbon pollution. Power plants are the nation’s second-largest source of carbon emissions after transportation, and, after years of delay, the U.S. Environmental … [continued]

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Mobilizing Electric Vehicles in Rural India

This week marked a significant milestone as NRDC, in collaboration with partners Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), unveiled a first-of-its-kind initiative to pilot electric vehicles in rural areas. The primary objective of this pilot is to catalyze an inclusive and equitable … [continued]

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States Remain in the Lead on Addressing Transportation Emissions

Litigation may delay important federal rulemaking, but states can continue to act. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and there can be no long-term, successful climate action absent progress in reducing emissions from this sector. Last November, the Department of Transportation released its … [continued]

Indiana has been drifting around in the solar power doldrums, but it is poised to lead the transition to agrivoltaics throughout the US agriculture industry (photo courtesy of Lightsource bp).

Lowering Energy Costs & Emissions in Rural America

NRDC endorses legislation to improve USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program. The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) has been a stalwart program for rural America. The program, implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has provided cost-shared grants and loans to rural small businesses, farmers, and ranchers to install … [continued]

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Renewable Energy & Environmental Protection is Not an Either/Or

Attacks on NEPA are neat, plausible, and wrong. H.L. Mencken was sadly spot on when he famously opined that “there is always an easy solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.” We are seeing this pattern emerge yet again in response to one of the most critical problems we face … [continued]

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The Legal Battle to Preserve the Advanced Clean Fleets Rule

California’s Advanced Clean Fleets Rule faces legal opposition, threatening billions in health and economic benefits. California’s Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule combats toxic freight pollution in the state. Driven by decades of advocacy from frontline communities, the rule accelerates the deployment of zero-emission trucks, yielding an estimated $26.5 billion in … [continued]