Even the best possible Copenhagen outcome will be a waypoint, not an endpoint.
This document provides a detailed summary of the greenhouse gas (GHG) offset provisions in the Clean Energy Partnerships Act of 2009 (S.2729), which was introduced as a bill by Senators Stabenow, Baucus, Klobuchar, Brown, Begich and Harkin on November 5, 2009.
The new bipartisan framework for climate legislation will help negotiators in Copenhagen better understand where the Senate stands.
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...
This bulletin provides updated context for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) member countries on the full range of recent U.S. climate change actions in the buildup to the Conference of Parties (COP)-15 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Has cap-and-trade in Europe worked? WRI’s Senior Fellow Jill Duggan, who helped implement the EU trading scheme, sorts the myths from reality.
Payments for ecosystem services are becoming an increasingly important part of the U.S. business and regulatory landscape. As programs that provide payments for ecosystem services grow, policy makers will need to determine how these various payments should interact with each other.
Climate change is a global issue that requires action from all countries. As the U.S. Congress develops a domestic climate and energy package, the United States seeks assurance that other countries will also act and a means to track the progress of commitments by verifying that actions have been implemented.
In deciphering U.S. climate policy, it is important to understand the limitations of the president’s powers and the distinct processes that all legislation follows in the two chambers of the United States Congress.
This summary provides a concise overview of the Chairman’s Mark of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA), released by Senator Boxer on October 23, 2009.