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.
by Lutz Weischer, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics , Thilo Hanemann, Rhodium Group and Matt Miller - May 2010
This paper analyzes the global integration of the
solar photovoltaic (PV) sector and looks in detail at the industry’s recent growth patterns, industry cost structure, trade and investment
patterns, government support policies and employment generation potential.
by Jenna Goodward - May 2010
This working paper provides a snapshot of the current investment environment for solar photovoltaic (PV) in the United States and describes the current installation trends, policy landscape, and economics.
Financial Risks from Water Constraints on Power Generation in Asiaby Amanda Sauer, Piet Klop and Sumeet Agrawal (HSBC) - April 2010
This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to assess the risk of impacts from water-related issues, including growing water scarcity and declining water quality, on thermal and hydroelectric power generation plants.
Harnessing the Potential of Open Trade and Investment Flows in the Wind Energy Industryby Lutz Weischer, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics and Thilo Hanemann, Rhodium Group - December 2009
This working paper maps out the structure and value chains of the wind power industry, analyzes its increasing globalization via cross-border trade and investment flows, and formulates recommendations for policymakers for the design of investment and trade policies to help realize wind energy...
Reducing Emissions with Concentrating Solar Thermal Powerby Britt Childs Staley, Jenna Goodward, Clay Rigdon and Andrew MacBride - May 2009
This report examines Concentrating Solar Thermal power (CST), a renewable energy resource that presents policy-makers and investors with a significant potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector.