Energy publications and documents

  • How oil & gas states did (and did not) protect land and water in 2019

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: February 6, 2020

    EDF believes this process of continuous improvement is foundational for protecting land, water and communities from development-related impacts. That’s why we track what states are up to on a consistent basis. 

  • Summary of State Methane Regulations

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: November 22, 2019

    Outlines the details of specific regulations states have implemented to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. 

  • If EPA is successful in adopting both proposals, it would result in an additional 5 million metric tons of preventable methane pollution annually — more than a third of total emissions from the oil and gas industry.

  • EDF Methane Rollback Factsheet

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: August 29, 2019

    Describes the impact of the Trump Administration’s latest efforts to undermine clean air and add more climate pollution to the atmosphere

  • Latest Methane Target Shows Trump EPA Out of Step

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: June 11, 2019

    Latest Methane Target Shows Trump EPA Out of Step

  • EDF believes this process of continuous improvement is foundational for protecting land, water and communities from development-related impacts. That’s why we track what states are up to on a consistent basis. 

  • EDF believes this process of continuous improvement is foundational for protecting land, water and communities from development-related impacts. That’s why we track what states are up to on a consistent basis. 

  • Managing the Transition

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: March 14, 2019

    To cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, California agencies, municipalities and some utilities are rethinking the role of natural gas within the state’s energy system.  This includes new policies and approaches to use more electric options in homes and businesses, and to reduce the use of natural gas in power plants.  Succeeding in this endeavor will reduce reliance on the gas system, which could result in existing gas infrastructure becoming “stranded”. This carries important financial and political implications that, if not managed effectively, could complicate the state’s efforts to combat climate change.  This framework provides guidance on how policymakers can address the transition away from gas.   

  • Managing the Transition

    Type: Report

    Date: March 14, 2019

    To cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, California agencies, municipalities and some utilities are rethinking the role of natural gas within the state’s energy system. This includes new policies and approaches to use more electric options in homes and businesses, and to reduce the use of natural gas in power plants. Succeeding in this endeavor will reduce reliance on the gas system, which could result in existing gas infrastructure becoming “stranded”. This carries important financial and political implications that, if not managed effectively, could complicate the state’s efforts to combat climate change.  This framework provides guidance on how policymakers can address the transition away from gas.   

  • Can New York reinvent urban transit?

    Type: Podcast

    Date: February 28, 2019

    Learn how New York City could modernize transit for faster commutes & reduced greenhouse gases