Tag: NRDC

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

June 24, 2018 |

With summer heating up and many headed to shorelines and beaches all around the world, we focus on Hawaii which has been surfing up lots of news lately. Just a few days ago, the United States Geological Survey revealed that the Kilauea volcano is undergoing the “largest scale collapse” of its summit in recent history. […]

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NRDC releases 2016 Aviation Biofuel Sustainability Scorecard

NRDC releases 2016 Aviation Biofuel Sustainability Scorecard

June 27, 2016 |

In Washington, the National Resource Defense Council has released its 2016 Aviation Biofuel Sustainability Scorecard with six airlines falling under the “leading category”: KLM/Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Scandinavian Airlines, South African Airways and United Airlines. Other airlines were categorized by advancing, basic and nonresponsive. Included in the scoring was how airlines address ILUC […]

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NRDC cautions against major environmental damage from SE pellets industry

NRDC cautions against major environmental damage from SE pellets industry

October 21, 2015 |

In Washington, the National Resource Defense Council has released a scathing report against the wood pellet industry in the Southeast that is exporting the majority of its product to Europe where they are co-fired with coal in an attempt to reduce GHG emissions. The study looks at the impacts of the growing industry on the […]

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Natural Resources Defense Council releases sustainable aviation scorecard

Natural Resources Defense Council releases sustainable aviation scorecard

February 3, 2015 |

In California, air travel emits more than 650 million metric tons of carbon pollution annually –  equivalent to the pollution from 136 million cars– making the increased use of sustainable biofuels a critical  to reducing the industry’s carbon footprint. According to a first-of-its-kind scorecard released on Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the industry is […]

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Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: Pacific Ethanol, Growth Energy, NRDC, RSB in the newsmix

Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: Pacific Ethanol, Growth Energy, NRDC, RSB in the newsmix

July 30, 2014 |

The DOE’s annual BIOMASS 2014 conference is underway in DC. Among the stories heard on the floor: Pacific Ethanol announced it was awarded a $3 million matching grant from the California Energy Commission to develop a sorghum feedstock program collaboratively with Chromatin, Inc., CSU Fresno’s Center for Irrigation Technology and the Kearney Agricultural Research and […]

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NRDC releases report saying RSB best biofuel sustainability program

NRDC releases report saying RSB best biofuel sustainability program

July 29, 2014 |

In Washington, amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major deforestation, destroyed wildlife habitat and fouled waterways. The report “Biofuel Sustainability Performance Guidelines,” was commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and […]

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65 percent of Americas say climate change is a “Serious problem”

65 percent of Americas say climate change is a “Serious problem”

February 14, 2013 |

In Washington, the Natural Resources Defense Council reports that in a national poll, 65 percent of Americans think that climate change is a serious problem and a substantial majority support President’s Obama using his authority to reduce its main cause, dangerous carbon pollution. The poll found that 60 percent of Americans support the president using […]

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Romney “distorted the truth”, “misrepresented his own positions” in Obama debate, says NRDC

Romney “distorted the truth”, “misrepresented his own positions” in Obama debate, says NRDC

October 4, 2012 |

In Washington, the Natural Resources Defense Council posted two blogs from NRDC Action Fund Director Heather Taylor-Miesle and NRDC Action Fund senior advisor David Goldston on the Obama-Romney presidential debate held Wednesday night at the University of Denver. Romney gets the energy facts wrong,” says Taylor-Miesle, adding “On energy issues alone, he not only distorted […]

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Judge denies petition to implement California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Judge denies petition to implement California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

January 24, 2012 |

In California, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill denied the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) motion to stay the decision he issued on December 29, 2011 that had halted the enforcement of the California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation because that regulation is unconstitutional. Last Friday, CARB filed papers asking the Court to reverse its decision […]

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