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China to Start Carbon Trading While U.S. Senate Fiddles Around

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The signals today on clean energy coming from China and the US are pointing in completely opposite directions -- one country on hold and the other moving forward. Sad but true.

Oil Spill Disaster Makes it Harder to Pass Clean Energy Bill... Or Easier

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

Expanded offshore drilling was a key sweetener to attract Lindsey Graham and other swing votes to the Senate climate bill. Now that such a provision seems politically toxic, is the bill in jeopardy?

Beyond Petroleum

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

This disaster is a tragic reminder that offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous. It leaves no doubt that we need tighter regulation of where and how oil companies drill. But it would be an historic mistake if our response ends there.

This Earth Day we need more than a celebration. We need a clean energy revolution that creates 2 million jobs, cuts 2 billion tons, and saves 2 trillion dollars.

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

On the fortieth anniversary of the first Earth Day there is much to celebrate: Our air is cleaner and our rivers no longer catch on fire. But we can&r...

It's Time for the Senate to Act Responsibly

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

If it's Congress' responsibility to decide America's climate policy, then it's time for the Senate to act responsibly. Talk is cheap. It's time for action.

Small Businesses Support Clean Energy and Climate Legislation

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

It's time for a little reality check for those who claim to be speaking on behalf on small business in thwarting needed Congressional action on clean energy and climate change.

Earth Day Was a Ray of Optimism in a Dark Time

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I don't remember exactly what I did on the first Earth Day 40 years ago, but I remember exactly how I felt: deeply relieved. You have to realize, the spring of 1970 was a tumultuous time. And in the midst of this came Earth Day.

Deforestation Reductions Could Save US Farmers, Ranchers and Foresters $220 Billion

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

America's farmers, foresters, workers, environmental groups, and key companies understand how important stopping deforestation is. It's time for the Senate to listen and invest.

Every Day We Delay...

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

As the Gulf Coast oil disaster shows, America has a failed national energy policy. We need a new clean energy policy to break our addiction to oil, en...

Change Shouldn't Be This Hard

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

As Senators Kerry and Lieberman prepare to release the discussion draft of their comprehensive energy and climate bill tomorrow, NRDC is launching a p...

Veterans on a Mission: Pass a Strong Climate Bill

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

There are lots of good reasons to pass the climate bill, like reducing global warming and boosting the economy. But a lesser known reason is that it will also bolster our nation's security.

Global Clean Energy Economy Won't Wait for U.S. to Catch Up

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Let's all remember that America is a nation built on the foundation of freedom, independence and self-sufficiency -- and those values must be at the heart of our strategy for energy policy.