The Natural Resources Defense Council is helping turn Black Friday green with its annual guide to shopping for environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient electronics. In a blog post on the NRDC website, senior scientist and Center for Energy Efficiency Director
As part of the discussions stimulated by their airing of Pandora’s Promise, CNN hosted a debate between Michael Schellenberger of the Breakthrough Institute and Dale Bryk of the Natural Resources Defense Council. That debate included some commentary that I thought was worth promoting to the front page. Show More Summary
Originally published by the Natural Resources Defense Council Sen. Ed Markey today introduced legislation that sets a target of generating 25 percent of the nation’s energy from renewable sources while reducing energy waste by 15 percent by 2025. Show More Summary
Originally published by the Natural Resources Defense Council Changing clocks to “fall back” means using more lights in our homes and businesses Just in time for Sunday’s ritual changing of the clocks to prepare for shorter days, the...Show More Summary
Research from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that you don't have to live near a wildfire to experience health effects. The post Even If Your State Has No Wildfires, Don’t Expect To Escape The Smoke appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Natural Resources Defense Council studied an upgrade of three buildings in downtown D.C., and found big energy and cost savings. The post New Study Suggests Your Typical City Office Building Wastes Lots Of Energy appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has a new report, Real Time Energy Management, which validates the substantial savings available by catching stray energy in buildings. According to an NRDC blog posting, some examples of “stray” include: i) Thermostats that are set for specific events and not re-set afterwards; ii) Broken sensors for fans or […]
America’s (Amazingly) Good Energy News October 2013 (Natural Resources Defense Council) U.S. Energy Productivity AND Security Have Never Been Better For decades, America’s energy news trended from bad to worse, beginning with the oil crises of the 1970s. Show More Summary
Key economic, security, and environmental indicators show the state of the U.S. energy economy has never been better, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. One key finding: the United States has found so many innovative ways to save energy that the nation has more than doubled its economic productivity from Continue reading ?
Microsoft achieved its goal of becoming carbon neutral by July 1, 2013, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The NRDC review of progress against commitments that companies, countries and other bodies made at the June 2012 Rio+20 conference reports that Microsoft fully achieved its goal of carbon neutrality. Microsoft had pledged [...]
The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic released a joint report this week highlighting a major cause of food waste in the U.S. According to "The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America," well, confusing food date labels lead to food waste in America. Let's break it down.
There is a seemingly infinite number of non-profit organizations fighting for the environment. Whether it’s the Marine Conservation Institute, the Biodiversity Project, or the International Council on Clean Transportation, at any given moment you can find a group of people organizing somewhere to do something to better the condition of the world around us. Although […]
Ever find food past its “sell by” date in the fridge and just throw it away without looking at it? If so, you’re almost certainly throwing away perfectly good food, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic. There’s a temptation to treat the dates [...]Show More Summary
Researchers at Harvard and the Natural Resources Defense Council find that sell by dates and expiration dates are misleading consumers and leading to waste.
This originally appeared Sept. 18 on Switchboard, the staff blog for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Forty percent of the food we produce in this country never gets eaten. That’s nearly half our food, wasted – not just on our plates, but in our refrigerators and pantries, in our grocery stores and on our farms. Much... Continue Reading
WaPo seems to have an odd tic when it comes to the name of the organization flacked by former Bloomberg reporter Edwin Chen. Don’t they know they can’t get a major error past a former journalist? In a nutshell: They keep writing “National...Show More Summary
Use-by dates are contributing to millions of pounds of wasted food each year. A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic says Americans are prematurely throwing out food, largely because of confusion over what expiration dates actually mean. Show More Summary
Today at a ceremony in Chicago I will be joined by former Vice President Al Gore and General Wesley Clark at the NASCAR Green Summit, where a formal partnership between the Natural Resources Defense Council and NASCAR will be announced. Show More Summary
In Monday’s Washington Post, reporter Darryl Fears reported on the latest crusade of green groups like the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council: “greening” the college football stadium. "Ohio State worked with food vendors to switch from plastic to fiber... -
In Monday’s Washington Post, reporter Darryl Fears reported on the latest crusade of green groups like the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council: “greening” the college football stadium. "Ohio State worked with food vendors...Show More Summary