A Penny Shared is a Penny Used to Lift Energy Burdens in Memphis

More often than not, Memphians rely on each other in the face of a challenge, so it’s only appropriate that now, when other options are unavailable in the short-term, Memphians are turning to each other to help lift unnecessarily high energy burdens that are contributing to an intergenerational cycle of poverty. The Share the Pennies program, which came out of a community-driven effort to find relief for burdened communities, is betting that Memphians will once again come to each other’s aid in the short-term, as we continue to fight for long-term solutions from sources outside our communities.

New nuclear reactor designs and concepts are expensive, challenging – New GAO report

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new technology assessment report yesterday, “Nuclear Reactors: Status and challenges in development and deployment of new commercial concepts.” But the results of the study were anything but new. The GAO’s findings confirmed that new nuclear reactor technologies, such as small modular reactors (SMRs), and other new reactor [...]

Cool It: 8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

This guest post, written by NRDC Executive Director Peter Lehner, was originally published on July 1 in NRDC’s blog, Switchboard, and can be viewed here. As much as I’m looking forward to the long July 4th weekend, there are some things about this season I don’t enjoy: the excessive heat, the smog, the bugs—and sometimes [...]

Greening Your Summer: Climate Friendly Parks

As of last Friday, summer is officially here! A popular destination for many vacationers this season will be one of our National Parks, which see over 275 million visitors in a year. Since its creation in 1916 through the signing of the Organic Act, the National Park Service (NPS) has cared for these beautiful parks [...]

Smart Transportation for Your Summer Travels

Well, it’s that time of year again. As Memorial Day has come and gone and we’ve officially entered summer, it’s time once again to start making travel plans. Every trip begins with a checklist, and with inconsistent gas prices well over three dollars in most states and a growing awareness of climate change and carbon [...]