To begin the process of reducing U.S.
This flow chart shows the sources and activities across the U.S. economy that produce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy use is by far responsible for the majority of greenhouse gases.
APA and WRI installing a rooftop garden that will provide ecological and psychological benefits.
Why are corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories critical to business?
What is a greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions registry?
What are greenhouse gases (GHGs)?
This paper begins with a general overview of the basic building blocks of cap and trade, followed by a discussion of the potential scope of coverage of a program, including what entities might be regulated and which emissions. The paper then focuses on how to set the initial emissions cap
With the federal government now debating the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a national scale, policymakers must also address the need to collect the emissions data necessary to ensure the success of U.S. climate change policies. The fi rst step in reducing emissions is to
In this fifth in a series of annual briefings, WRI President Jonathan Lash briefed journalists on seven key environmental issues to watch in 2007:
A RES, also called a renewable portfolio standard (RPS), requires electricity suppliers to obtain a minimum percentage of their power from eligible renewable energy sources by a certain date. To date, a patchwork of 25 states and the District of Columbia have implemented renewable electricity
This report presents a quantitative overview and analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Midwest region of the United States. The study is the first to examine all six Kyoto GHGs across the entire Midwest economy using consistent and comparable data.
My name is Jonathan Pershing, and I am the Director of the Climate, Energy and Pollution Program at the World Resources Institute.
Global climate change is the greatest environmental challenge we face. We have at most a few decades to make the necessary investments to prevent the most serious impacts of climate change. Future generations will judge us based on the investments we are considering now.
The United States federal government is lagging behind other industrialized countries in developing policies to address climate change. At the same time, however, many U.S. states are seeking to implement aggressive, mandatory emissions controls.
This Policy Note outlines how the environmental performance of agricultural BMPs can be estimated, and what steps are necessary for improving these estimations--both important elements for effectively allocating conservation funding. This Policy Note sets forth the following recommendations:
Tax expenditures are provisions in the U.S. federal tax code that provide special tax benefi ts for selected economic activities or taxpayers. A number of tax expenditures add to greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging production and consumption of fossil fuels.
As the new Congress convenes, both Democratic and Republican lawmakers are proposing limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Most of these proposals are for carbon cap and trade systems similar to the European Union Emissions Trading System.
Because of climate change, the United States' foreign aid and security assistance agenda will face new and difficult problems, and the U.S. will need to re-engage with the international community in a constructive way
The science is real – and it is seen as real in all countries, both developed and developing. This provides us, globally, with a common understanding of urgency and scale.
Addressing global climate change is a paramount challenge of the 21st century. The United States is facing a defining moment: we must rapidly enact national legislation to slow, stop and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the shortest