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  • 5 Ways Arkansas Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions

    Arkansas has already taken steps to reduce its near-term power sector CO2 emissions by implementing energy efficiency policies. And the state has the opportunity to go even further. In fact, new WRI analysis finds that Arkansas can reduce its CO2 emissions 39 percent below 2011 levels by 2020 by implementing new clean energy strategies and taking advantage of existing infrastructure. Achieving these reductions will allow Arkansas to meet moderately ambitious EPA power plant emissions standards, which are due to be finalized in 2015.

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  • 5 Do’s and Don’ts for the Green Climate Fund

    Officials meeting in Songdo, Korea have had intense discussions on the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which will become the main vehicle for securing and delivering money to help developing nations mitigate and adapt to climate change.

    WRI offers 5 do’s and don’ts to help Green Climate Fund members create policies that can mobilize the level of finance needed to address the future of climate finance and international climate action.

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  • Integrated Resources Planning in India Could Help with Electricity Shortages

    In India, Tamil Nadu Electricity Governance Initiative (TEGI)—a network of consumer and civil society groups—has been using the Electricity Governance Initiative’s new tool, 10 Questions to Ask About Integrated Resources Planning, to evaluate the state’s current planning approach and understand how it can be improved.

    This tool was designed to help make decision-making processes more transparent and enable greater engagement in the electricity sector. To date, TEGI’s work provides a good example of how this tool can be used to start putting Integrated Resources Planning (IRP) principles into practice.

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  • Connecting Corporate Emissions Targets with Climate Science

    When the IPCC released its Fifth Assessment Report earlier this spring, its message was clear: We must do much more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to keep below 2 °C and limit climate change’s impacts.

    By presenting the current science, impacts, and options for addressing climate change, the IPCC has laid the groundwork for governments and the private sector to start taking more ambitious action. The next step for companies is to align their own plans with larger climate goals.

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  • 10 Questions that Shine a Light on Electricity Prices

    How is the price of electricity set and what exactly are consumers paying for? Are today’s electricity tariffs too high or too low?

    WRI's Electricity Governance Initiative program explains the details behind electric tariffs in a new working paper, 10 Questions to Ask about Electricity Tariffs, which offers a tool that stakeholders involved in tariff-setting processes can use to increase their knowledge and capacity in decision-making processes.

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  • How U.S.-China Cooperation Can Expand Clean Energy Development

    Sarah Forbes testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, discussing U.S.-China cooperation on clean energy and its global impact on climate change.

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  • The Real Story Behind Falling Renewable Energy Investments

    Investors worldwide spent less on renewable energy and related technologies last year than in previous years, making it appear as if the cleantech sector is on the decline.

    Taking a deeper dive tells a more complex story—in reality, renewable energy is on a strong growth path—and tools are emerging to push the sector even further.

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  • Corporate Lobbying on Climate Change: Silence is not Neutrality

    While some companies are stepping forward on climate change policy, many others have remained quiet.

    WRI worked with the UN and several esteemed partners on a Caring for Climate report to create a common standard for engaging corporate responsibly in climate policy debates. The guide represents a baseline for action and transparent reporting.

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  • Identifying the Global Coal Industry’s Water Risks

    Regional water concerns are creating significant financial risks due to advanced global commodity trading and energy industries’ high dependence on water.

    Our Aqueduct project explores how water risks are already impacting the world’s coal industry, and how risks will change over time.

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  • Looking Back on Year One of India's Green Power Market Development Group

    India has come out with ambitious renewable energy goals, but the country still faces a daunting financing gap. WRI and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) are leading an innovative effort—The Green Power Market Development Group—that could bridge this finance gap and help overcome India’s energy challenges.

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