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.
Climate policy debates often feature discussions about the role of a carbon tax, either as an alternative or a supplement to a cap-and-trade program. This fact sheet describes the similarities and differences between the two policy approaches and answers other common questions about a tax on carbon.
Cap-and-trade programs are the foundation of many climate policy proposals and have been a focus of debate in state, regional, and national legislatures. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the basic questions about cap-and-trade programs and reviews how such a system might work in the United States.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is both hailed as a “silver bullet” for the coal industry, and reviled as a pipe dream. The reality is that the U.S. needs CCS, and a comprehensive policy framework for rapid development and deployment.
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 to understand RES policy design, impacts, and opportunities.
The Corporate Guide to Green Power Markets is designed to help corporations understand, explore, and evaluate renewable energy opportunities. The Guide consists of a series of installments that explore different aspects of corporate markets for green power, based on WRI’s experience with the Green Power Market Development Group.
A ceremony to launch an international contest to identify and celebrate cities in Latin America that have made changes in their man-made surroundings that promote physical activity and improve overall public health.