There were three important reality checks in the energy sector last week. First, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Edison Electric Institute issued a joint statement of eight recommendations aimed at policy-makers about redefining regulated electric utility business models. read more
In their widely heralded recent “joint statement” last week, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) articulated a “path-breaking” agreement to enable more efficiency and clean energy from utilities. read more
The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Edison Electric Institute on Wednesday released a document, simply titled “EEI/NRDC Joint Statement to State Utility Regulators,” in support of policies to help guide a rapidly changing electrical grid. read more
A damning new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reveals that our government has been ignoring the very real risks to public health from routine antibiotic abuse in intensive livestock farming. According to the NRDC's new report, "Playing Chicken With Antibiotics," the U.S. Show More Summary
They tried to warn us. Yesterday, the Natural Resources Defense Council published an online report that asserts the Food and Drug Administration repeatedly acknowledged the potential for antibiotics used in animals to give rise to drug-resistant bacteria, beginning in 2001. Show More Summary
Yes we care -- that's the message Latinos in the United States delivered loud and clear in a new poll by Latino Decisions for the Natural Resources Defense Council. A majority of us Latinos in the U.S. care about fighting climate change. Show More Summary
A program in Illinois that requires mercury thermostat manufacturers to collect and recycle their products isn’t preventing pollution, according to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Clean Water Fund. The study shows 1.86 million thermostats in use in Illinois contain mercury; this is about one-fourth of the total 7.7 million thermostats on […]
Shutterstock The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Wildlife Fund have examined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement leaked by WikiLeaks and determined that the draft could have some devastating...Show More Summary
The Natural Resources Defense Council has just completed rigorous measurements of the power use of the newly released U.S. versions of the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Microsoft Xbox One. We found that the new models have made substantial progress on energy efficiency compared to their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360. Show More Summary
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.