In this testimony, Senior Associate Sarah Forbes describes the state of China’s shale gas industry; governmental policies that will drive its future development in China; the implications of U.S.-China business-to-business partnerships and government-to-government cooperation; and how shale...
Building a Case for Clarificationby and -
This paper builds a case for the need to clarify the assumptions, methodologies, and other critical details underlying non-Annex I nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs). It also explains how common accounting rules for Annex I targets will resolve the lack of clarity surrounding...
How to Seize the Opportunities in Low-Carbon Powerby , and -
This paper offers a strategic framework for policymakers seeking to capitalize on the low-carbon transition.
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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 , , and -
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,
Best Practices Guide to Collaborative Solar Procurementby , , , , and -
This Best Practices Guide is intended to assist commercial and government entities in the process of organizing and executing a collaborative solar purchase.
Electricity Transmission Infrastructure and its Impact on the Renewable Energy Marketby , and -
This report examines electricity transmission developments and challenges for renewable energy in the European Union (EU), China, and the United States.
The Transformation of China's Energy System...by -
In this testimony, Senior Advisor Deborah Seligsohn discusses China's energy systems, future energy plans, and the business opportunities these create for other countries....
Priorities for a Financing Mechanism for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storageby , , and -
This working paper explores some of the key issues emerging around the effective financing of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects in developing countries. It presents a series of options and recommendations to international policymakers and agencies working to support...
Weak Governance and the Gulf Oil Spill, a 30-Year Timelineby and -
This timeline provides a wide-ranging review of the decisions, policies, participants and events that formed the backdrop to the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This timeline is intended to serve as a resource and reference tool for policymakers, academics and journalists interested...
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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 and -
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.
Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologiesby and -
As governments around the world devise policies to reduce energy consumption and GHGs, and minimize dependence on foreign sources of energy, they are increasingly focusing on technologies that can improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Insulation, lighting, and building controls are the...
Recommendations for Addressing Technical Issuesby and -
this policy brief provides context, concise analysis, and recommendations to Parties for addressing carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) issues raised to date in the twin track United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto Protocol (KP) processes.
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This report was designed to provide guidance to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project developers, regulators, and local communities as they engage in discussions regarding potential CCS projects.
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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.
Interpreting the Corporate Standard for U.S. Public Sector Organizationsby , , , , , , , and -
This report provides tailored guidance to interpret the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard specifically for the public sector.
For more information on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, please visit http://www.ghgprotocol.org/
Lessons from Chinaby , , , , , , and -
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 , , , , and -
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.
Toward an Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulatory Frameworkby , , , and -
This brief frames how carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) might be regulated within the
Chinese environmental policy context, with an emphasis on
ensuring protection of people and the environment.