Renewable energy revolution in the US is going better than expected

Renewable energy is going well in US - Wid Energy

Report highlights the unprecedented growth of clean power The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has released a new report highlighting the boom of renewable energy in the United States. The report shows that many forms of clean power have found success in the country. In particular, both wind and solar power have managed to thrive. These two sectors of clean energy have managed to beat forecasts that had outlined their future success and have become the two fastest growing forms of power in the United States as a whole. Solar…

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Report finds fracking air pollution hazardous to health

A new report says air pollution from hydraulic fracturing can cause an extensive range of health problems. A report that was released earlier this week from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) said that Americans who live near fracking sites (either oil or gas drilling wells), are exposed to air pollution related to the mining practice, which includes exposure to toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene.frack The NRDC claims the pollution is linked to a minimum of five serious types of health problems. Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, a senior scientist of the…

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New solar energy project seeks aid through crowdfunding

Crowdfunding could bring solar energy to schools The Natural Resources Defense Council, a non-profit international environmental advocacy group, has turned to crowdfunding in order to support an initiative that intends to bring solar energy to schools. This is the first time that the organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign. Through the campaign, the Natural Resources Defense Council intends to raise awareness concerning the benefits of solar energy and how it can be used to reduce the environmental impact of schools as well as reduce their expenditure on fuel. Campaign seeks…

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Consumers expected to reap benefits of electric vehicles

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Electric vehicles may prove beneficial for consumers in 2013 U.S. consumers are expected to see major benefits as vehicles become more efficient in the coming years. Analysts from Baum & Associates and the Natural Resources Defense Council predict that consumers will see these benefits, most of which are financial, beginning in 2013. This is largely due to the increasing momentum behind the sales of electric and hybrid vehicles. As these vehicles continue to see high sales, automakers are being encouraged to increase supply, thereby dropping the cost of electric vehicles…

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NRDC report shows drivers can expect major savings on fuel in the future

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Report highlights fuel efficiency standards as power behind savings A new report from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) suggests that U.S. drivers can expect to see massive savings in fuel costs as the result of the Obama administration’s efficiency standards. The standards require vehicles to have fuel efficiency of 54.5 miles-per-gallon by 2030. This standard will not be implemented until 2030, but the NRDC report shows that drivers do not have to wait that long to find financial relief from high gas prices. $68 billion in saved fuel costs…

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