Surprise: Trump Voters Want Climate, Air, Water Safeguards

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council President-Elect Trump has no mandate to roll back safeguards for our air, water, and climate. We’ve long known that strong majorities of the American people are concerned about climate change (Gallup, EESI) and support setting strict limits on...
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This New Year, Celebrate the CFPB

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG This month, we published our 8th PIRG report based on analyzing consumer complaints collected in the CFPB’s Public Consumer Complaint Database. We archive all of them here at our page “Reports: The CFPB Gets Results For Consumers.” Have a problem...
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New Uninterruptible Power Supply Energy Efficiency Standards to Save Billions

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By Pierre Delforge, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Department of Energy has issued the first-ever energy efficiency standards for uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), the battery backup systems that automatically kick in to keep electronics running when the power goes out or...
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The 2018 Building Energy Code Holds the Line for Efficiency

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council The newest building energy code, which will govern how much energy and money is saved by new home and commercial building owners, was recently approved by code officials—and by and large, they voted to uphold the great efficiency gains made...
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Our Take on the Latest Attack on the CFPB

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By Michael Landis, U.S. PIRG Though the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has been in existence for only five years, it has already racked up a significant number of victories for consumers—returning nearly $12 billion to 27 million consumers by suing companies for breaking the law,...
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Commercial Boiler Standards Mean Savings on Heating Bills

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finalized a new energy efficiency standard yesterday for “packaged boilers” that heat commercial and multifamily buildings, which will save consumers and businesses billions of dollars on their heating...
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