by Eliot Metzger, Paul Reig, William Hua Wen, Robert Samuel Young and Brandon Owens - January 2016
Water scarcity challenges industries around the world. Global population growth and economic development suggest a future of increased demand, competition, and cost for limited freshwater supplies. Scarcer water, in turn, creates new challenges for energy supply because coal, oil, gas, and...
Assessing the Impact of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Open Access Order for Solar Power Generators in Karnatakaby Deepak Sriram Krishnan and Ashok Kumar Thanikonda - January 2016
On 18 August 2014, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) passed order number S/03/01 called ‘Wheeling Charges, Banking Charges & Cross Subsidy Surcharge for Solar Power Generators’, whereby all solar power generators in the state who achieved Commercial Operation Date (COD)...
Aggregating Demand for Corporate Rooftop Solar Installations: Lessons from the Collaborative Solar PV Procurement Projectby Ashok Kumar Thanikonda, Deepak Sriram Krishnan and Shreyas Srivatsa - January 2016
WRI India and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) through the Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) initiative attempted to aggregate energy demand from six corporate buyers in Bengaluru—Coca Cola, Infosys, IBM, Cognizant, Philips and Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC)....
by Lily Odarno, Sarah Martin and Catalina Angel - October 2015
10 Questions to Ask about Distributed Generation, a collaboration between WRI, WWF and Prayas (Energy Group), is part of the 10 Questions to Ask Series and provides a framework for stakeholder engagement...
by Letha Tawney, Joshua Ryor, Priya Barua and Bryn Baker - July 2015
The following table is a compilation of several green tariff proposals and offerings for commercial and industrial customers in regulated markets in the United States.
This list is regularly updated, but for complete and up-to-date details of each green tariff, see the appropriate docket...
Perspectives on Policy and Regulationby Alex Doukas and Athena Ballesteros - June 2015
This is the second in a series of three briefs, Keys to Achieving Universal Energy Access. These studies are based on interviews and desk research, as well as two workshops held by WRI and the DOEN...
Understanding Cost Parityby Joshua Ryor and Letha Tawney - February 2015
This factsheet is simple, go-to resource outlining how electricity supply options (renewable vs. traditional), specifically utility-scale renewable energy systems, can be appropriately compared.
This publication is the final factsheet in a...
Understanding Cost Parityby Joshua Ryor and Letha Tawney - December 2014
This factsheet is simple, go-to resource outlining how electricity supply options (renewable vs. traditional), specifically behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, can be appropriately compared.
This publication is the second in a...
Increasing Access to Renewable Energyby Letha Tawney, Bryn Baker, Manager, Climate Change and Renewable Energy at World Wildlife Fund and Martin A. Spitzer, Director, U.S. Climate and Renewable Energy Policy - July 2014
The Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles frame the challenges and common needs faced by large renewable energy buyers.
Fifty-one corporate signatories developed these principles to spur progress on resolving the challenges they face when buying renewable energy, and to...