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The United States has made green spending a key part of its stimulus packages in response to the domestic and global economic crisis.

In October 2008, Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabi

Harnessing Nature's Power

Deploying and Financing On-Site Renewable Energy

This report offers strategies and approaches that can be valuable to a wide range of firms looking at potential investments, contracts, and facility operational decisions regarding use of renewable energy. It provides guidance on how to consider the choice to finance or purchase renewable...

This chart assesses potential green-program impacts per $1 billion of U.S. government economic-recovery spending.

Environmental Stories to Watch in 2009

Environmental Stories to Watch is WRI’s annual survey of emerging issues that could have major impacts on environmental coverage. At the Newseum, WRI President Jonathan Lash unveiled what he predicts will be the four "Stories to Watch" in 2009.

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Hedging Energy Prices With Renewable Power

WRI and a group of corporate green power purchasers explore whether long-term green power contracts can be a win-win for providers and consumers.

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Finding Balance

Agricultural Residues, Ethanol, and the Environment

This analysis explores the implications of corn stover harvest for soil carbon loss, nutrient (nitrogen) pollution, and erosion, as well as the potential to mitigate those impacts using available agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such as reduced tillage intensity and integration of...

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