Speeding up the transition to clean, renewable energy is one of the best ways to curb the dangerous carbon pollution that causes climate change.

NRDC works to dramatically scale up renewable power around the world. We help states and nations pass clean energy standards and implement other policies that expand the market for wind and solar power, and we help utilities effectively bring renewable power onto the electric grid. To ensure that new renewable projects don’t harm sensitive ecosystems, we help energy companies and government agencies steer clear of important landscapes and wildlife. And we work to minimize the environmental harm and security risks that come with using nuclear energy to supply emissions-free power.

What We're Doing

Policy Solution

Wind turbines and solar panels are cropping up in fields and atop buildings nationwide. But we're just getting started.

Policy Solution

We ensure wind and solar projects won't harm ecosystems by identifying potential conflicts from the beginning.

Policy Solution

We are pushing for smart policy changes so that we can create a cleaner, more efficient national electrical grid.

Policy Solution

We work with Chilean partners and international experts to help promote clean energy development and energy-efficiency policies.

Policy Solution

We are developing innovative finance tools to expand clean energy markets that improve cities, safeguard the environment, and boost jobs.

Policy Solution

NRDC is working to end the burning of fossil fuels—like methane gas and propane—inside homes and buildings in order to ensure affordable, healthy, and climate-friendly housing and spaces for all.

Related Priorities

What You Can Do

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Experts & Resources