Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.
Across the U.S., we’re helping break down the regulatory and market barriers to low-cost, zero-carbon energy generated through conservation, or "negawatts," that rival fossil fuels, such as energy efficiency and demand response.
Our partnership with Pecan Street Inc., a “living smart grid laboratory," in Austin, Texas, is helping to create an energy system that is cleaner, more reliable and less expensive than anything we’ve seen before.
To generate market interest in low-carbon energy, we create programs that attract investors. Our on-bill repayment program enables customers to repay loans for renewable electricity and energy efficiency upgrades through their utility bills.