This WRI policy brief makes the case for a national renewable electricity standard (RES), and makes recommendations for specific design features that a national RES should include.
WRI established its U.S. office in 1982. We work to improve water quality, increase awareness of local climate change impacts, and identify cost-effective emissions-reduction opportunities in the United States. Learn more about our Eutrophication and Hypoxia, Water Quality Trading, U.S. Local Climate Impacts Initiative, and U.S. Climate Action projects.
An Inventory and Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in America's Heartland...
This publication is an in-depth study and data analysis of GHG emissions for 8 Midwest U.S. States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Legislative Hearing on *America’s Climate Security Act of 2007,* S. 2191
Christina DeConcini is WRI’s Director of Government Affairs.
Submission to Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
WRI submitted this document on September 14th 2007 to the U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, in response to the Committee's invitation to submit written testimony....
How States Influence Federal Regulation and the Implications for U.S. Policy
This report analyzes the prospects of state efforts to address climate change by looking at a range of case studies to determine what characteristics of state policy innovation may be indicators of successful federal adoption.
Alex Perera is the Director of Renewable Energy Initiatives for MEP and is helping to lead WRI’s expanding work in renewable energy.
Eliot is a Senior Associate in WRI’s Markets & Enterprise Program.
Florence is a Research Associate with the Ecosystem Services for Development team.
Heather McGray has led the adaptation work stream within WRI’s Climate and Energy Program since 2007.