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Bottom Line on Renewable Electricity Standards

Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) policies have stimulated markets for renewable
energy across the country, providing more opportunities for businesses to advance and
support clean energy technologies. With growing interest in state and national RES
policies, it is important...

Predicting the Costs of Climate: Who Is Right?

Some economic projections say that greenhouse gas limits will cause economic pain, while others predict economic gain. Why the big difference? It depends on the assumptions you choose--and now you can choose your own.

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Creating a U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Registry

The U.S. Congress is debating national legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For a program like cap-and-trade to work, it must rely on a robust national greenhouse gas registry. What is a registry and what should one look like?

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Bottom Line on Corporate GHG Inventories

Measurement is critical to effective greenhouse gas (GHG) management. As the United States moves toward a low-carbon economy, companies find it imperative that they keep track of their GHG emissions. This fact sheet answers key questions about corporate GHG inventories and how they relate to...

Bottom Line on GHG Emissions Registries

By mid-2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must develop a national
greenhouse gas (GHG) registry. This is not part of ongoing climate policy discussions,
it is already law. This fact sheet answers the questions many are asking about GHG
registries and the role of a...

Bottom Line on Climate Policy Terminology

The following provides quick definitions for terms often used in climate policy debates. It is an introduction to the key climate change concepts and issues, which is explained further in subsequent issues in WRI’s "Bottom Line" series on climate and energy policy....

Designing a Cap-and-Trade Program For the Midwest

The Greenhouse Gas Accord announced by ten Midwestern governors in November 2007 involves nearly one fourth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in a regional agreement to improve energy security and design a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction program. Among the strategies described in this accord is...

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