by Logan Yonavjak, Emily Norford, Athena Ballesteros, Tom Nagle and Susan Alzner - February 2013
This is the first in a series of three issue briefs based on a three-day workshop held by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the DOEN Foundation in March 2012. Through the workshop and subsequent interviews, WRI brought together the experiences of 25 socially oriented energy enterprises,...
by James Bradbury - April 2012
The U.S. electric power system is gradually shifting toward cleaner forms of generation. One sign of this transition is the declining use of coal for electric power production. This fact sheet examines the reasons for this transition and potential results.
by Jenna Goodward, Alex Perera, Nicholas Bianco and Christina Heshmatpour - August 2011
This brief describes a number of policy tools that can be employed to drive investment in renewable energy technologies and discusses which policy options may be the best fit based on the commercial maturity of a targeted technology.
by Lutz Weischer, Davida Wood, Athena Ballesteros and Xing Fu-Bertaux - May 2011
This working paper identifies key components of smart renewable
energy policy in developing countries, focusing on
the power sector. It also provides recommendations
for maximizing the effectiveness of international
support for deployment of renewable energies,
by Jenna Goodward and Rebecca Smith - January 2011
Electricity consumers interested in switching to solar often find that traditional utility metering
arrangements based on a “one customer, one meter” model present barriers to selling power
back to the grid, siting projects, or owning systems jointly. These limitations are starting...
by Xiaomei Tan, Deborah Seligsohn, Zhang Xiliang, Huo Molin, Zhang Jihong, Yue Li, Letha Tawney and Rob Bradley - October 2010
This report examines how low-carbon technologies have been introduced, adapted, deployed, and diffused in three greenhouse gas-intensive sectors in China: supercritical/ultrasupercritical (SC/USC) coal-fired power generation technology; onshore wind energy technology; and blast furnace top gas...
The Corporate Guide to Green Power Markets is designed to help corporations understand, explore, and evaluate renewable energy opportunities. The Guide consists of a series of installments that explore different aspects of corporate markets for green power, based on WRI's experience with...
by Smita Nakhooda, Shantanu Dixit and Navroz K. Dubash - April 2007
Based on experiences in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand, this report makes the case for greater attention to how electricity sector decisions are made -- and the need for greater public involvement and scrutiny.