South Africa's plans for a new coal power plant bring up difficult decisions for the World Bank.
Despite projections, many financial analysts ignore the risks and opportunities associated with environmental trends. ENVEST seeks to change this.
Harnessing the Potential of Open Trade and Investment Flows in the Wind Energy Industry
This working paper maps out the structure and value chains of the wind power industry, analyzes its increasing globalization via cross-border trade and investment flows, and formulates recommendations for policymakers for the design of investment and trade policies to help realize wind energy...
China’s recent statements and policy initiatives demonstrate growing concerns about energy security, pollution and the ability to sustain long-term economic strategies for reducing poverty.
Today, each Chinese citizen produces only one fifth the GHG emissions of an average American consumer, and China still has many unmet energy needs.
p>Solar photovoltaic systems generate electricity using technologies that capture the energy in sunlight.
p>Wind energy systems generate electricity by using turbines to capture the wind’s energy. Many locations in the United States have good wind resources.
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.