COVID-19 has hit the U.S. oil and gas industry hard. Rather than bailing out corporations, the government should prioritize workers and communities.
In the United States, over four-fifths of states are debunking the myth that slashing greenhouse gas emissions comes at the expense of economic growth.
As U.S. cities and counties transition to clean energy for their own operations and communities, many are finding that stakeholders and policies beyond their jurisdictions affect their ability to purchase clean energy. By removing regulatory and legislative obstacles, local governments are creating new pathways to access affordable, clean energy.
Supporting sustainable forestry, reducing deforestation and reimagining an iconic New York City landmark are central to our Brooklyn Bridge Forest proposal.
The plan, the means, the platform and the microphone: Los Angeles has what it takes to be the leading light when it comes to building back better after COVID-19.
This technical note outlines the methodology behind the Local Government Renewables Action Tracker, an interactive web tool that presents a compilation of the renewable electricity transactions and advocacy efforts that have been completed by U.S. cities, counties, municipal utilities and community choice aggregations since 2015.
The Local Government Renewables Action Tracker reveals the impact that U.S. cities and counties can have on national clean energy trends, climate change and GHG emissions.
Floods, wildfires and unforeseen outbreaks of disease such as the COVID-19 pandemic are putting new and increasing stresses on U.S. cities. Investing in clean energy can help make them more resilient to these shocks.
World Resources Institute is pleased to welcome Jennifer Wilcox as a new Senior Fellow with WRI’s U.S. Climate program, where she will spearhead efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the industrial sector and technological CO2 removal solutions, such as direct air capture and mineralization.
U.S. policymakers must ensure low-carbon investments and a fair transition for fossil fuel workers are included in economic recovery efforts from COVID-19.
The Trump Administration's continued rollback of environmental regulations threatens to undermine the legacy of Earth Day and to compound health and economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A U.S. tree restoration program could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. For this to happen, Congress needs to write a stronger Trillion Trees Act.
To rebuild the economy from the coronavirus fallout, the United States must consider low-carbon and resilient investments, including energy retrofits, electric buses and reforestation.
Lessons from the Great Recession show three principles that should help the United States in its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Investing in direct air capture research can help remove carbon from the atmosphere and prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
The American Energy Innovation Act might become the first major energy bill from the U.S. Congress in over a decade. The bill is not comprehensive climate change legislation, but it could provide incremental progress on clean energy and emissions reduction.
The United States wants to join the global initiative to plant 1 trillion trees. Here's how the U.S. government can do its part to make this a reality.
To prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions will have to reach net zero by 2050. That will require both deep cuts in emissions and the removal of remaining emissions directly from the atmosphere. Making that happen will take concerted U.S. innovation akin to a moonshot. In this case, it's a CarbonShot.
New WRI research finds that the United States needs to make large-scale investments in carbon removal in the coming years if the country is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This working paper identifies a consolidated set of high-priority, near-term, federal policy options for advancing carbon removal pathways.
American cities, states and businesses have already come a long way on the road to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Here are four clean energy trends to watch in the coming year in cities in the U.S.