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New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Are a “Win-Win-Win”

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
Heavy-duty vehicles, like buses, make up 20 percent of total U.S. transport emissions. Photo credit: Kathy Doucette, Flickr 2008
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate

STATEMENT: President Obama Announces New Efficiency and Emissions Standards for Trucks

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • transportation
  • U.S. policy
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • transportation
  • U.S. policy
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A Climate Change Reality Check

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • GHG emissions
The Arctic currently has less than one-third of the multi-year ice that it had in 1980. | Photo Credit: Stephan Cook, Flickr 2009
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • GHG emissions
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Sustainable Cities: From a Vision to Reality

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
WRI is working in Qingdao, China to develop a "sustainability blueprint." Photo credit: Li Chao, Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
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New Global Campaign Aims to Deliver Sustainable Transport to World's Cities

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Passengers disembark from a train in Tianjin, China. A new global campaign is seeking to better integrate sustainable mobility solutions like mass transport into policy discussions on development and climate change. Photo credit: Yang Aijun/World Bank/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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4 Insights on Unlocking Finance for Clean Energy Access in Africa

  • Energy
  • climate finance
  • electric grid
  • renewable energy
Lighting for the base of the Pyramid. | Photo Credit: Frank van der Vlueten, Flickr 2009
  • Energy
  • climate finance
  • electric grid
  • renewable energy

After State of the Union Address, U.S. Should Pursue Ambitious Power Plant Emissions Standards

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
Power plants account for one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: Mike, Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants

Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories for 2014

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy
Solar installation, carefully lifting the panels at height P1000644. Photo credit: Wikipedia, 2011
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy

Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • GHG emissions
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Seven months have passed since President Obama announced the national Climate Action Plan. Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • GHG emissions
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
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Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

  • Freshwater
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • Energy
View from Tianjin Tower | Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Freshwater
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • Energy

How Green Tariffs Can Benefit Utilities and Consumers

  • Business
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Duke Energy’s 16-megawatt DC (14-megawatt AC) Blue Wing Solar Project in San Antonio, Texas consists of nearly 215,000 photovoltaic solar panels and is one of the largest PV solar farms in the United States. | Photo Credit: Duke Energy/Flickr
  • Business
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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A Shared Vision for Thailand's Solar Energy Development

  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Lopburi solar power plant in central Thailand is the largest solar photovoltaic project in the world. (Photo credit: Asian Development Bank)
  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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7 Stories to Watch in 2014

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
As host of the 2014 World Cup, all eyes will be on Brazil's cities to see how they deal with their sustainability challenges and opportunities. Photo credit: Crystal Davis, WRI
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
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RELEASE: New Analysis Shows Minnesota Can Reduce Emissions 31 percent by 2020

  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • pollution
  • power plants
  • regulation
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • pollution
  • power plants
  • regulation
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset