Columnists: Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner is the executive director of NRDC. The position is his second at NRDC. Beginning in 1994, he led the Clean Water Program for five years, before leaving in 1999 to serve as the head of the Environmental Protection Bureau for the Attorney General of the State of New York.

Senators National Energy Policy Vision Leads to a Hopeful Future

Forty-five senators have sent a letter to the nation’s 50 governors with forward-thinking principles about what America’s energy future could look like. These senators argue that national energy policies should spur investment in our energy infrastructure to provide all Americans with affordable, reliable and cleaner energy, and cut carbon pollution to address the impacts of climate change   …Continue Reading

Support for Clean Energy Crosses Party Lines

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says the renewable energy industry is responsible for 615,000 jobs in the United States. That’s hundreds of thousands of Americans working to provide this country with clean energy from wind, sun and plants. It’s the military vet in Kansas putting her hydraulics knowledge to work   …Continue Reading