Reports and publications

  • Water and Equity in the Texas Hill Country

    Type: Report

    Date: August 21, 2023

    An examination of the overlap between water challenges and low-income, communities of color in the Texas Hill Country. The study was commissioned by the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network, of which EDF is a core partner.

  • Methane Emissions from U.S. Gas Pipeline Leaks

    Type: Report

    Date: August 16, 2023

    EDF’s analysis indicates that methane emissions from gas pipeline leaks are significantly higher than current estimates by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory. This report details policy recommendations to reduce leakage from pipelines and EDF's methodology for estimating methane emissions from pipeline infrastructure. 

  • Hydrogen is a tiny, leak-prone molecule that can indirectly warm the climate. Thus, hydrogen emissions from its value chain could considerably undermine the anticipated climate benefits of a hydrogen economy. This EDF review paper synthesizes studies to provide an overview of the available knowledge on hydrogen emissions across value chains.

  • Analysis conducted by Roush for EDF that assesses and quantifies the key impacts of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act on the cost of electrifying medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

  • Making the Invisible Visible

    Type: Report

    Date: April 26, 2023

    EDF paper demonstrates who is at risk from diesel trucks serving warehouses, summarizes the new science about health impacts from air pollution generated by these trucks, and points to solutions that can protect community health.

  • This paper explains how jurisdictional HFLD credits meet integrity and additionality thresholds for fungibility.

  • This report from Environmental Defense Fund and WSP USA summarizes the significant investments in the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem that have been announced over the past 8 years. This includes announced investments in EV, EV battery, and battery component manufacturing.

  • Agricultural Technology Discovery Report

    Type: Report

    Date: March 6, 2023

    This EDF report examines the intersection between agriculture, technology, the environment and society, particularly how these areas can support and enhance one another.

  • New York and New Jersey MHDV Fleet Workshop Report

    Type: Report

    Date: February 15, 2023

    Summary report for online workshop hosted by Atlas Public Policy and the Environmental Defense Fund held on October 17, 2022.

  • 2023 EDF Winter Special Report

    Type: Report

    Date: January 30, 2023

    As unprecedented drought torments the American West, Maurice Hall and his team are using science and forging partnerships to create a whole new approach to water management — one that can revitalize rivers and aquifers and share water more equitably.