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.
Global companies are under increasing pressure to be energy efficient, from New York City to
Shanghai. Financing has long been a barrier, but a variety of financing tools can help unlock
capital flows. To help governments and business understand how they can leverage energy
Looking for the innovations that can help developing countries achieve a low-carbon energy future, at an affordable cost.
At this week’s Asia Clean Energy Forum, policymakers, private sector firms, and non-governmental organizations will discuss how Asian countries can transform their power sectors while meeting development needs.
One topic on the agenda will be innovation: new approaches to bring down the cost and improve the performance of low-carbon energy technologies.
As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors.
This piece originally appeared in the Jakarta Globe.
Renewable energy has the potential to transform Asian society, but only if its leaders can take it to the next level.
Update [10/17/2011]: WRI has released the latest edition of Climate Science.
Why is Asia such an important region for clean energy deployment? WRI experts respond.
Under a new WRI initiative, industrial companies in China can bundle energy efficiency projects to attract investors and reduce costs.
When it comes to changing the way we use energy, cities are at the center of the action.
On June 2nd, I had the pleasure of speaking at the C40 Summit in São Paulo, Brazil. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group consists of iconic cities from around the world committed to addressing climate change. Chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the group has recently joined forces with the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Cities Program. Together, this partnership can have meaningful role in the fight against climate change.
Bottom-Up Perspectives on Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countries
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,