Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases commonly used as refrigerants, are a small but rapidly growing component of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, climate-friendly substitutes exist, and some of these alternatives can even create net savings for consumers.
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has a renewable energy potential close to 680 gigawatts (GW), 85 times its current installed capacity. Harnessing these resources could yield important economic development benefits for the state; but government, industry and the utility will first need to work together to address some key challenges.
Manish Bapna takes a closer look at corporate sustainability trends and its global shift toward low-carbon energy.
Understanding Cost Parity
This factsheet is simple, go-to resource outlining how electricity supply options (renewable vs. traditional), specifically utility-scale renewable energy systems, can be appropriately compared.
This publication is the final factsheet in a...
Public Comment Draft — Calculating and Reporting the Potential GHG Emissions from Fossil Fuel Reserves
This draft methodology is now available for public comment through March 13, 2015. We welcome feedback from any interested party and request that feedback be submitted through an online survey.
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Biofuels and bioenergy take up finite land resources at the cost of food production and carbon storage and doesn’t guarantee carbon emissions cuts.
A new WRI paper finds bioenergy can play a modest role using wastes and other niche fuelstocks, but recommends against dedicating land to produce bioenergy.
The lesson: do not grow food or grass crops for ethanol or diesel or cut down trees for electricity.
This infographic helps decision-makers visualize electricity supply options (renewable vs. traditional) when adding clean energy to their electricity supply.
Oil prices are plummeting, the United States and China made a major joint climate announcement, and renewable energy reached price parity with coal in a growing number of markets. Iconic tech companies—including Google and Apple—are playing a larger role in both renewable energy and home energy efficiency.
Against this backdrop, 2014 is on track to go down as the world’s hottest year ever recorded. Already, the first 10 months of 2014 have been the hottest on record globally. This is a troubling trend.