by Bharath Jairaj, Sarah Martin, Davida Wood, Shantanu Dixit, Ashwini Chitnis and Amrita Kundu - May 2014
This working paper is designed to help make decision-making processes more transparent and enable greater engagement in the electricity sector.
It is part of the 10 Questions to Ask Series, which aims to build...
Green Tariff Design for Traditional Utilitiesby Letha Tawney - January 2014
This paper describes what draws U.S. commercial and industrial customers to renewable energy, and explores how traditional utilities could build on their strengths to deliver affordable renewable energy to customers.
by Davida Wood, Sarah Martin, Bharath Jairaj, Letha Tawney and Shantanu Dixit - January 2014
Part of the “10 Questions to Ask Series” which aims to build the capacity of electricity sector stakeholders—government agencies, regulators, utilities, the private sector, civil society, and others —to design and participate...
Strengthening India's Appliance Efficiency Standards and Labels through Greater Civil Society Involvement...by Bharath Jairaj, Sarah Martin and Neelam Singh - November 2013
Residential use accounts for 14 percent of global energy consumption. Appliance standards alone could achieve 17 percent energy reductions in the residential sector. Although appliance efficiency standards and labeling programs (AES&L) aim to influence consumer behavior, consumers and civil...
Stories from Industryby Alex Perera, Samantha Putt del Pino and Barbara Oliveira - February 2013
While powerful forces like population growth, resource scarcity, and economic austerity are creating the need for transformative changes in business practices, the question remains: Why aren’t “win-win” results for companies and the environment getting to scale? This paper explores that...
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 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, organizations, and financiers who...
The Role of Policy in Developing Successful Domestic Solar and Wind Industriesby Priya Barua, Letha Tawney and Lutz Weischer - November 2012
This paper examines the development of the solar PV and wind industries across China, Germany, India, Japan, and the United States from 2001–2011. It takes a unique, comparative approach to track the policies and incentives put in place by these key competitors, documents the state of play in...
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.