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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...

Will Climate Policy Take A Back Seat During the Economic Slowdown?

The financial crisis is currently at the front and center of the national debate, but if we limit our focus to near-term fixes on the economy, we will just defer requisite action on climate.

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Sun Is Setting On Critical Renewable Energy Tax Credits

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p>A thriving renewable energy industry is a critical solution to problems such as high energy prices and climate change. But unless Congress extends the renewable tax credits soon, the industry’s steady growth could stall.

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