World Resource Institute

What We Do

WRI's renewable energy team drives alignment and investment in electricity markets to deliver on consumer demand for an affordable transition to clean energy.

To achieve this goal, we work with electricity customers, cities, regulators and utilities to aid in the transformation to a low-carbon grid in China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States and Vietnam.

We work with electricity customers, particularly major companies and municipal customers with large energy use and ambitious clean energy goals, to meet their demand for affordable renewable energy.

We assist utilities grappling with the changing landscape to tap into the strengths they offer to clean energy deployment, such as the low cost of capital, cost-effective renewable energy integration strategies and long-term planning.

We work with community leaders who have set ambitious targets to advance their renewable energy goals and to support cities in the fight against climate change.

We address market barriers to the adoption of clean energy to enable the transition to a low carbon electricity grid.

We develop pilot programs with stakeholders across the electricity sector to demonstrate how new models for regulation and renewable energy procurement can deliver low-cost electricity and be replicated quickly through large electricity markets.

We analyze international public finance to identify models that deliver affordable, reliable clean energy to all consumers.

We undertake primary research on renewable energy and leverage the growing body of research to depict the landscape of sustainable energy development for decision-makers and the public.