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6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

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  • Climate
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  • Cities
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  • climate change
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  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
  • Finance
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  • climate change
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  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch

The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transportation
Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transportation

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
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2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
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  • Cities
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
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The Top 5 Energy and Climate Stories of 2014

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  • Climate
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy
Solar empowers residential, commercial, and industrial consumers to lock in power prices below grid averages– consider the nearly 20 global corporations – including Walmart, GM, Cisco, and Facebook – who have committed to buying renewable energy. Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr.
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  • Climate
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  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy
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New Solar Policy Gives Boost to India’s Energy Market

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  • renewable energy
India pledged to increase national solar generation capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022, but connecting solar projects to the country’s grid has been difficult in the past and could limit progress toward the new goal. Photo by Matriux2011/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

Power Options: Comparing Costs of Rooftop Solar to Traditional Electricity

  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Between 30 to 60 percent of U.S. public and private (K-12) schools could save money by installing solar PV at a price of $2-2.5/W. Photo by Matt Montagne/Flickr.
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  • Energy
  • renewable energy

Behind the Meter Solar PV

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COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

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  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
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  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
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Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
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  • COP20
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  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
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  • low carbon development
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Virginia Carbon Dioxide Reduction Opportunities for Power Sector Compliance Under The Clean Air Act

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  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • regulation
  • renewable energy
  • Energy
  • climate change
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RELEASE: New Analysis Shows Virginia Can Meet EPA Emissions Targets

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  • fossil fuels
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy
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4 Ways Virginia Can Meet EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Standards

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  • renewable energy
Our analysis finds that Virginia can meet almost 80 percent of EPA’s emission rate target for the state between 2020 and 2030 with its planned coal retirements, as well as using available infrastructure. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy

5 Ways Missouri Can Meet EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Standards

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  • U.S. policy
  • pollution
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
EPA’s Clean Power Plan offers broad flexibility in how states can comply with their standards. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
  • pollution
  • power plants
  • renewable energy

RELEASE: New Analysis Shows Missouri Can Meet and Exceed Emissions Targets

  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • pollution
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • pollution
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Building Climate Equity and International Consensus from the Ground Up

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  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • human rights
  • UNFCCC
Scaling up renewable energy access; government installed solar energy in Sumba island, Indonesia. Photo by Asia Development Bank/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • human rights
  • UNFCCC
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India’s Energy Moment: Ready for a Low-Carbon Future?

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  • GHG emissions
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Solar panels in Tinginaput, India. Photo by Abbie Trayler-Smith (DFID)/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
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Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

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  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Tianjin is home to the Beijiang and Dagang desalination plants, which together are expected to account for a third of China’s 1.5-2 million-ton capacity by 2015. (Tianjin, China) Photo by Sam Gao/Flickr.
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  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk