Reports by EDF experts

  • Type:
    Report
    Date: May 20, 2024

    Medium and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) are major sources of harmful air pollution and greenhouse gases, and disproportionately burden communities of color. To study the impact of potential policy interventions, EDF estimated pollution changes and health impacts for the 7-county Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) region for two policy scenarios: 1. Implementation of the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) regulation, and 2. a full transition to 100% zero tailpipe emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles (eMHDVs).

  • Type:
    Report
    Date: May 20, 2024

    White paper from EDF provides details on the capabilities of new technologies for detecting landfill methane – including satellites, remote sensing technologies, and drones – and describes advances at the state level.

  • Type:
    Report
    Date: May 2, 2024

    This report from EDF helps guide through challenges involved in application of process-based models to measurement, monitoring, reporting, and verification (MMRV) schemes in large-scale contexts. It provides important context and recommendations for process-based model implementation in agricultural soil GHG and SOC projects to increase consistency, transparency, and confidence in this integral portion of the MMRV process.

  • Type:
    Report
    Date: April 24, 2024

    To better understand the disproportionate community health burden associated with warehouses in Illinois, Environmental Defense Fund deployed a peer-reviewed framework called Proximity Mapping. Findings include that at least 1 in 6 Illinois residents lives within a half mile of a mega-warehouse.

  • Type:
    Report
    Date: April 22, 2024

    Report published by Environmental Defense Fund takes lessons learned from rising adoption of electric trucks across industries and compiles them into a guide that can help fleets explore their power resiliency needs and the back-up power solutions available to them.

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    Type:
    Report
    Date: April 18, 2024

    This Issue Brief illustrates the increasing role that fuel costs, principally natural gas costs, have played in electric rate increases on residential customers in the North Carolina service territories of Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP) during recent years (2017-Q1 2024).

  • Type:
    Report
    Date: April 9, 2024

    Report produced by EDF provides guidelines for developing strategies, plans, measures and metrics that will ensure a fair and equitable transition towards cleaner energy sources. It also provides guidance on how to measure whether activities uphold decarbonization benefits, environmental rights and the interests of impacted stakeholders, including Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.

  • Type:
    Report
    Date: April 8, 2024

    Report from EDF and Deloitte examines the role of key greenhouse gases, identifies primary drivers of emissions, and recommends potential abatement solutions for six primary Forest, Land, and Agriculture (FLAG commodities – beef, dairy, chicken, corn, soy, and wheat in an effort to help companies develop plans to work towards achieving the target reductions.

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    Type:
    Report
    Date: April 2, 2024

    El Programa de Reutilización de Tierras con Múltiples Beneficios (MLRP, por sus siglas en inglés) aumenta la capacidad regional para reutilizar tierras agrícolas de riego para usos que reduzcan la dependencia de las aguas subterráneas y proporcionen, al mismo tiempo,
    beneficios para la salud de la comunidad, bienestar económico, suministro de agua, hábitat, energía renovable y beneficios climáticos. El programa proporciona fondos para subvenciones regionales en bloque, subvenciones a tribus y una Entidad de Apoyo Estatal para brindar
    asistencia técnica a los beneficiarios en bloque y apoyar el progreso hacia los objetivos del programa.

  • Type:
    Report
    Date: March 21, 2024

    Study based on research conducted at institutions including Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Columbia University, assessed whether 43 nature-based climate-solutions (NbCS) are based on sufficiently strong scientific evidence to support solutions like high-quality carbon crediting.