WRI Senior Associate John Larsen answers questions about recent emissions reductions and what they mean for climate legislation.
In the Southwest United States, an enormous solar energy resource remains largely untapped. There is already more than 500 MW of concentrating solar thermal power in the United States and Spain primarily, but there is significant scope to scale up development. As Congress oversees the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy, a homegrown renewable energy technology---concentrating solar thermal power---can help cut emissions and enhance energy security with American resources.
WRI submitted comments to the US Treasury on key issues the World Bank must address during its World Bank Energy Strategy review.
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Sources: IHS Energy Group 2001, WWF Global 200 Ecoregions 2001, WCMC Protected Areas (IUCN classes I-IV from the 1993 UN li
An aggressive energy intensity target and a national renewable energy standard highlight a suite of Chinese policies that will slow greenhouse gas emissions growth.
Reducing Emissions with Concentrating Solar Thermal Power
This report examines Concentrating Solar Thermal power (CST), a renewable energy resource that presents policy-makers and investors with a significant potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector.
Public officials in the U.S. Southeast should recognize and carefully manage the relationships between energy and water.
In the Southeast from 1997 to 2006, total fossil fuel consumption increased approximately 14 percent, outpacing the national average rate of 5 percent growth.
As of 2006, the Southeast relied on fossil fuel sources for approximately 80 percent of its total energy consumption (see chart), a total that is similar to, but slightly below, the national average o