Jennifer Morgan delivered the following speech on June 24, 2011 at the closing plenary of the 6th Annual Asian Clean Energy Forum in Manila, Philippines.
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.
Why is Asia such an important region for clean energy deployment? WRI experts respond.
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,
Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a comprehensive study on renewable energy, entitled Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. The report finds that by 2050, nearly 80 percent of the world's energy supply could be provided by renewable energy sources. WRI Analyst Lutz Weischer, who works on renewable energy policies, sat down to talk about the report’s implications.
Best Practices Guide to Collaborative Solar Procurement
This Best Practices Guide is intended to assist commercial and government entities in the process of organizing and executing a collaborative solar purchase.
Collaborative solar purchasing brings buyers together to reduce the costs of solar energy.
Lessons from China
This report examines how low-carbon technologies have been introduced, adapted, deployed, and diffused in three greenhouse gas-intensive sectors in China: supercritical/ultrasupercritical (SC/USC) coal-fired power generation technology; onshore wind energy technology; and blast furnace top gas...
WRI Annual Dinner gathers leaders tackling today's toughest environmental challenges, and raises more than $1 million to support WRI's work.
The New Ventures directors answer questions about what small, sustainable companies can do to boost local economies and protect the environment.