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    Should America Follow Europe's Lead on Energy?

    This post originally appeared on the National Journal Energy & Environment Experts Blog.

    As the United States sorts out its next moves on energy policies to enhance long-term security and strengthen its economy, policymakers will need to weigh both benefits and risks of various energy sources. Looking at what other countries are doing is a good place to start. European countries’ recent moves have one thing in common: each is moving to cleaner energy sources and greater energy efficiency.

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    The Right Mix: The Philippines Achieving its Renewable Energy Goals

    This piece, by Pete Maniego and Lutz Weischer, originally appeared in the Manila Bulletin.

    The global energy system is undergoing a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There are clear signs that the pace of change is accelerating. 2009 was the second year in a row that more money was invested worldwide in renewable electricity generation projects than in fossil fuel-powered plants, according to data published by the United Nations.

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    Developing Countries Can Spark Wave of Innovation in Clean Energy

    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.

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    Between Populism and Price Increases: Who Will Pay for the Cost of Renewable Energy?

    As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors.

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    WRI Experts on Asia's Clean Energy Future

    Why is Asia such an important region for clean energy deployment? WRI experts respond.

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    C40 Shows How Cities Can Lead on Climate Change Solutions

    When it comes to changing the way we use energy, cities are at the center of the action.

    On June 2nd, I had the pleasure of speaking at the C40 Summit in São Paulo, Brazil. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group consists of iconic cities from around the world committed to addressing climate change. Chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the group has recently joined forces with the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Cities Program. Together, this partnership can have meaningful role in the fight against climate change.

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    Grounding Green Power

    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,
    ...

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How Germany Plans to Succeed in a Nuclear Free, Low Carbon Economy

This piece was written by Felix Matthes, Oeko-Institut, and Jennifer Morgan, WRI.

Germany has taken some fundamental energy decisions in recent months, ones that are interesting for other countries to study and learn from. The most "famous" decision recently has been to phase out nuclear power in the next ten years. This move builds on years of debate and a societal decision after Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident to move away from nuclear energy.

There has been much less focus, however, on the phasing in of other sources of energy. Nor has there been much focus on how Germany can remain the economic powerhouse of Europe, and the world's second largest exporting country, while removing a significant source of energy from its grid.

This phase-in story is vital to understand, especially taking into account that Germany plans to meet ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets while it phases out nuclear power. So, how will this work?

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Should America Follow Europe's Lead on Energy?

This post originally appeared on the National Journal Energy & Environment Experts Blog.

As the United States sorts out its next moves on energy policies to enhance long-term security and strengthen its economy, policymakers will need to weigh both benefits and risks of various energy sources. Looking at what other countries are doing is a good place to start. European countries’ recent moves have one thing in common: each is moving to cleaner energy sources and greater energy efficiency.

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The Right Mix: The Philippines Achieving its Renewable Energy Goals

This piece, by Pete Maniego and Lutz Weischer, originally appeared in the Manila Bulletin.

The global energy system is undergoing a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There are clear signs that the pace of change is accelerating. 2009 was the second year in a row that more money was invested worldwide in renewable electricity generation projects than in fossil fuel-powered plants, according to data published by the United Nations.

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Developing Countries Can Spark Wave of Innovation in Clean Energy

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.

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Between Populism and Price Increases: Who Will Pay for the Cost of Renewable Energy?

As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors.

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WRI Experts on Asia's Clean Energy Future

Why is Asia such an important region for clean energy deployment? WRI experts respond.

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