In this paper, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the World Resources Institute examine eight scenarios for technological development and energy use in the United States in 2035. All envision limiting the atmospheric concentration of...
Opportunities and Limitations of Greenhouse Gas Offsets
Carbon offset programs require the application of rigorous quantification, verification, and enforcement criteria in order to ensure that the integrity of greenhouse gas (GHG) caps is not compromised. Some types of climate change mitigation activities---especially those involving soil or forest...
16 members of the US Climate Action Partnership (US-CAP), including WRI, sent this letter to Congress and the incoming Obama Administration last week.
This publication is a transcript of Jonathan Lash's annual Environmental Stories to Watch address, which he gave on December 17th, 2008 at the Newseum. For the past six years, WRI has invited members of the press to join in a conversation about what we think will be the environmental...
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provide businesses a means to support renewable energy generation and meet clean energy goals. This fact sheet answers some basic questions about RECs and REC purchasing.
The Clean Air Act and new cap-and-trade legislation are both good policy options to address global warming; they can and should be developed simultaneously.
Energy savings certificates (ESCs) are used in some states as a mechanism through which third parties, such as commercial and industrial companies, can help utilities comply with energy efficiency targets. This issue explains ESCs and discusses their role in compliance markets.
Will the nation's economic downturn dampen the availability of private funding for new power generation and transmission infrastructure?