Statement from Dan Lashof, Director, WRI United States following Scott Pruitt's resignation as the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
WRI established its U.S. office in 1982. We work to improve water quality, increase awareness of local climate change impacts, and identify cost-effective emissions-reduction opportunities in the United States. Learn more about our work in the United States.
Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Energy: "The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas"...
On June 26, Kevin Kennedy testified before the Subcommittee on Energy (under the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce) during a hearing entitled “The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas.” Kevin described how states, cities and businesses are stepping up their efforts...
New WRI research explores how the United States can design a carbon tax that improves the economy and achieves emissions-reduction goals.
Achieving U.S. Emissions Targets with a Carbon Tax provides insight on how incorporating emissions target mechanism into a strong national carbon tax can help ensure intended emission cuts are achieved. This mechanism establishes predictable ways of adapting the carbon pricing program...
DNA evidence often implicates violent criminals. Now it can do the same for poachers harvesting wood from protected forests.
President Trump announced one year ago that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Meanwhile, other countries and U.S. states, cities and businesses have moved forward with climate action.
The world needs to double its global rate of improvement in energy efficiency. To get there will require a massive effort—and right now, the United States is lagging behind.
Big buyers of electricity have keyed in on a single metric, but a more holistic understanding of leadership can unlock creative ways to accelerate the renewables revolution.
China's tariff on U.S. soy could drive production to South America. Without precautions, deforestation could follow.
The Production and Use of Waste-Derived Renewable Natural Gas as a Climate Strategy in the United States
The production of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from organic waste for use as a vehicle fuel is an emerging strategy that businesses, states, and municipalities in the United States are pursuing to make use of waste-derived methane and lower the carbon footprint of vehicle fleets. This working...