Expanding clean energy protects our health, air, climate, and last wild places.

NRDC accelerated the shift from fossil fuels to clean energy when we pressed the U.S. government to adopt the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from power plants. We promote policies that make our cars, buildings, appliances, and everyday gadgets more efficient. We help communities fight dangerous fossil-fuel extraction operations in their backyards. And we collaborate with other countries to promote a global vision for—and an accelerated transition to—a clean energy future.

Our Priorities

Clean Vehicles and Fuels

Transportation is responsible for at least 30 percent of climate change pollution.

Dirty Energy

We need to create a net-zero carbon future to deal with the worsening climate crisis.

Clean Energy

Transitioning to cleaner energy sources could save the U.S. $120 billion in health care costs a year.

Energy Efficiency

As the demand for energy in America grows, it creates more pollution and drives climate change.

What's at Stake

What you can do

How to Shop for Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

What’s the Most Energy-Efficient Water Heater?

How to Keep Warm and Save on Your Energy Bills This Winter

Electric Cars 101

Keep Your Devices from Wasting Energy and Money

Your Guide to Going Electric

Should You Go Solar?

The Energy-Efficient Home Makeover

Protecting Your Community From Crude Oil "Bomb Trains"