Measurement is critical to effective greenhouse gas (GHG) management. As the United States moves toward a low-carbon economy, companies find it imperative that they keep track of their GHG emissions. This fact sheet answers key questions about corporate GHG inventories and how they relate to...
by Robert Heilmayr - March 2008
By mid-2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must develop a national
greenhouse gas (GHG) registry. This is not part of ongoing climate policy discussions,
it is already law. This fact sheet answers the questions many are asking about GHG
registries and the role of a...
by Eliot Metzger - March 2008
The following provides quick definitions for terms often used in climate policy debates. It is an introduction to the key climate change concepts and issues, which is explained further in subsequent issues in WRI’s "Bottom Line" series on climate and energy policy....
by Kathryn Zyla and Joshua Bushinsky (Pew Center on Global Climate Change) - March 2008
The Greenhouse Gas Accord announced by ten Midwestern governors in November 2007 involves nearly one fourth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in a regional agreement to improve energy security and design a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction program. Among the strategies described in this accord is...
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...
Diversifying Corporate Energy Purchasing With Wind Powerby Jennifer Layke, Alex Perera and Kevin Porter - February 2008
This WRI policy brief provides an overview of the wind power industry in the United States, including the current state of policy, economics, challenges, and common misconceptions. The brief includes a detailed discussion of available wind power products that corporate buyers can use to...
by Alex Perera, Craig Hanson and Robert Heilmayr - December 2007
This WRI policy brief makes the case for a national renewable electricity standard (RES), and makes recommendations for specific design features that a national RES should include.
How States Influence Federal Regulation and the Implications for U.S. Policyby Andrew Aulisi, John Larsen, Jonathan Pershing and Paul Posner - September 2007
This report analyzes the prospects of state efforts to address climate change by looking at a range of case studies to determine what characteristics of state policy innovation may be indicators of successful federal adoption.
Green Power Projects (January 2005 – December 2005)December 2005
Since January 2005, the Green Power Market Development Group has implemented or signed contracts for 185 megawatts (MW) of new green power projects and purchases – enough to power approximately 55,000 homes.