Dan Lashof

Dan Lashof is director of NRDC's climate and clean air program.

Climate & Energy

Fixing the bioenergy accounting loophole

A group of prominent ecologists and climate scientists have an important article coming out in tomorrow’s issue of Science, in which they call for “fixing a critical climate accounting error.” The error is ignoring a significant source of global warming …

Climate & Energy

Kerry-Graham op-ed dramatically enhances prospects for Senate climate bill this year

Sunday’s New York Times op-ed by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) begins: CONVENTIONAL wisdom suggests that the prospect of Congress passing a comprehensive climate change bill soon is rapidly approaching zero. … However, we refuse to accept …

Climate & Energy

A Clean Energy Bargain

Earlier today the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a Policy Brief summarizing economic analysis of clean energy and climate protection legislation that we have been working on for more than a year. We know that the Senate debate on …

Climate & Energy

A Clean Energy Bargain

Earlier today NRDC released a Policy Brief summarizing economic analysis of clean energy and climate protection legislation that we have been working on for more than a year. We know that the Senate debate on this legislation will turn largely …

Climate & Energy

The 2 billion ton test

Senators returned from their August recess with lots of ideas about how they would like to change the comprehensive clean energy and climate protection bill the House passed in June. This is a normal, and in many respects, healthy part …

Climate & Energy

Top 10 reasons the Senate should strengthen and pass the Waxman-Markey bill

This post first appeared on the NRDC Switchboard site. It is vital to enact comprehensive energy and climate legislation this year — to help deliver economic, energy, and climate security.  As President Obama has said, the choice is “between a …