NRDC

For The Shared Use Mobility Project

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/14/2015
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The State of California has one of the most ambitious climate goals: reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. To get there from the transportation sector, the State will need to continue working on vehicle efficiency and clean fuels. In addition, the State will need to further reduce the total Vehicle Miles Traveled. The Natural Resources Defense Council’s Shared Use Mobility project will quantify the carbon benefits of the recent explosion of innovative shared mobility services, and determine what tools and policies are available in California to advance the efforts to reduce driving and its associated emissions. The Council will pioneer and test this work in Los Angeles.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.nrdc.org 
Address
40 West 20th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY, NY, 10011, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Clean Vehicles and Fuels Program  
The Natural Resources Defense Council’s biggest strengths are its broad advocacy base and its technical and legal expertise. This grant would support its transport and health programs to reduce environmental impact from vehicles and fuels. The Council’s main goals in the next two years are to advance stronger vehicle emissions standards and clean freight policies, and develop a comprehensive oil campaign, while also defending existing regulations in the United States.
for the Northwest Natural Gas Project  
This proposed grant seeks to create a certification program that would allow distribution companies to sell their residential and commercial customers natural gas that has met minimum environmental standards throughout its life cycle, including its extraction. Funding for the first phase of this project, headed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Northwest Natural Gas Distribution Company, will support efforts to set the standards and bring in more natural gas distribution companies. The project’s second phase will involve designing a mechanism to track gas much like Renewable Energy Certificates
for a Pacific Northwest Energy consultant to develop initiatives to reduce fossil fuel emissions  
The purpose of this one-time project grant is to allow NRDC funds to hire an expert energy consultant to negotiate on NRDC's behalf the possible retirement of the Portland General Electric's Boardman Coal Generation Facility, located in eastern Oregon. This person will participate in meetings and forums with regulators and other stakeholders, as well as PGE management regarding the current integrated resource plan and the key economic issues it raises related to the shutdown of the Boardman facility no later than 2020.

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