This document contains WRI's responses to questions from the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on the impacts that biofuels promotion, especially ethanol, might contribute to energy security and efforts to combat climate change....
Exploring Greenhouse Gas Technologies
Highlights elements of a long-term solution to global climate change including shifts in technology, reliance on a portfolio of technological options, and the critical role of government.
In this issue brief, WRI and Duke Energy explain how instituting a carbon tax would simultaneously support federal tax reform initiatives, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and promote sound energy policies.
Design Elements of a Greenhouse Gas Regulatory System
WRI's submission to the recent Bingaman-Domenici Senate white paper reflect our experience working with business and government to accelerate the U.S. response to climate change....
A 2003 analysis of the potential impact of U.S. climate change policy if it were to link greenhouse gas emission growth to a percentage of economic growth.
Environmentally sound agriculture, forestry, transportation, and power production
Spells out a realistic and workable plan that ensures a healthy stock of environmental and natural resources assets. Examine environmental performance and trends in agriculture, electricity generation, transportation, and pulp and paper manufacturing.
Elements of Success
This report addresses a profoundly important question: given hard evidence that human activity is damaging the atmosphere, can we alter deeply embedded economic habits to forestall it?
Creating economic incentives to protect the environment
Explores the main components of a tax-reform strategy that promotes environmental improvement.
Climate Change and U.S. Coastal Biodiversity
Examines the status of coastal biodiversity and the potential impacts of climate change. Evaluate various policy responses and recommend specific changes to protect the biological wealth of these vital ecosystems.