For The Shared Use Mobility Project
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.
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Grants to this Grantee
for NRDC’s China program communication and project management training for staff
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