Reports and publications

  • 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.   

  • An open letter from EDF, Audubon California to California’s water agencies on moving forward on the Colorado River Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan.

  • Reactivating Our Floodplains

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: March 6, 2019

    A two-page document by EDF and numerous partners on how the Sacramento Valley is fertile ground for developing a new path forward for holistic water management that reactivates the floodplain to result in multiple benefits for farmers and wildlife.

  • Smart Boats and Networked Fisheries

    Type: Report

    Date: March 5, 2019

    New technologies cannot themselves fix the fisheries crisis that we face. But they do open an unprecedented window of opportunity to dramatically broaden access to the fishery management approaches that have been proven to work.

  • EDF ready to go into space

    Type: Report

    Date: March 1, 2019

    An interview with Mark Brownstein on MethaneSAT.

  • The window of opportunity to combat climate change has not closed. A decade of extraordinary innovation has made the greening of the global economy not only feasible but also likely. But we’re going to need negative emission technologies, or NETs, to make it happen.

  • 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

  • Bad carbon credits could derail UN aviation climate agreement

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: February 21, 2019

    As ICAO finalizes CORSIA rules, policy-makers must move swiftly to bar bad carbon offsets. They must ensure that carbon offsets represent real emission reductions, are not double counted, and have host country approval. If bad credits are allowed in CORSIA—whether from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) or other offset programs—airlines’ net emissions will grow and climate change will be worse.

  • CEOs need to fill the leadership void on climate policy

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: February 21, 2019

    Business leaders know it’s no longer enough to simply post their company values online. CEOs need to publicly and visibly put those values to work because investors, employees, and customers now demand it.

  • Osprey Legacy Society

    Type: Webinar

    Date: February 20, 2019

    Plastics are convenient, cheap and durable - they also pose serious threats to our environment.