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.
Bottom-Up Perspectives on Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countriesby 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,
Electricity Transmission Infrastructure and its Impact on the Renewable Energy Marketby Letha Tawney, Ruth Greenspan Bell and Micah Ziegler - April 2011
This report examines electricity transmission developments and challenges for renewable energy in the European Union (EU), China, and the United States.
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...
Supporting Low Carbon Development with Climate Financeby Letha Tawney and Lutz Weischer - January 2011
This paper was prepared as a conference paper for the New York University / United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs Workshop on Climate Finance hosted in Abu Dhabi on January 22-23, 2011.
by Jenna Goodward and Mariana Gonzalez - October 2010
The Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) are incentives for
development and deployment of renewable energy technologies. This document provides
an update on their benefits, applicability to specific technologies, and expiration dates.
Lessons from Chinaby 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...
Investing in Clean Energy for the Base of the Pyramid in Indiaby Ray Cheung, Ella Delio, Saurabh Lall, Sreyamsa Bairiganjan (CDF-IFMR), David Fuente (CDF-IFMR) and Santosh Singh (CDF-IFMR) - October 2010
This report informs investors about the market potential of the clean
energy industry serving India’s rural Base of the Pyramid (BoP) market, by looking at its opportunities, challenges, and potential paths to growth.
by Lutz Weischer - September 2010
Wind power is a nascent industry in the United States, but has the potential to spur job creation. Several studies show that wind power creates more jobs than power generation from fossil fuels. The nature of wind power is more labor-intensive than traditional energy, and it creates jobs in both...
Lessons from Peru in the Governance of Gas Production Revenuesby Isabel Munilla, in collaboration with Oxfam America, WRI, Bank Information Center and Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana - June 2010
This report draws on lessons from recent experiences in Peru to suggest ways to help subnational governments manage extractive industry risks and revenues.