Author: Natural Resources Defense Council

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Attacks On Solar Should Be Rejected. Period.

[Feb 14, 2014: updated to reflect initial reports from NARUC meeting] Utility executives and regulators from across the country met in Washington, D.C., this week for the winter meeting of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. As predicted there was… Read More
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Electric Cars And Their Relationship To Pollution

A new study from North Carolina State purportedly shows that electric vehicles won’t reduce pollution in the long term.  A closer look at detailed results reveals that the study actually shows the opposite: that higher electric vehicle adoption can significantly… Read More
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New York Set To Become Solar Power Player

There’s been a lot of excitement about the bright future of New York’s NY-Sun solar program after a bunch of major developments last week, including the governor’s exciting State of the State speech; an important petition that the New York… Read More

Obama Heads To North Carolina For Cleantech Visit

President Obama dropped into our state (North Carolina) on a clean-energy visit Wednesday to tour a private company’s research into energy efficiency and to unveil a new private-public energy consortium at North Carolina State University. The president’s visit also serves… Read More
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Light Bulbs Set To Be More Efficient Come 2014

Six years ago, President Bush signed a federal energy bill phasing out energy-wasting light bulbs on a staggered schedule to ensure a smooth and successful transition to more efficient bulbs – and eventually save Americans $13 billion on their annual… Read More
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Efficient Homes May Be More Valuable Than Others

When insurance companies offer discounts for lower risk customers, you can bet it’s based on reliable evidence. Think lower car insurance rates for drivers with no speeding tickets, and discounted life insurance for non-smokers. Genworth, the large private mortgage insurance… Read More