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3 Reasons Why the EPA Should Do More to Reduce Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

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U.S. power plants emit more carbon pollution than all but four countries, and they’re responsible for a full one-third of national emissions.
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Visualizing the Past, Present and Future of Carbon Emissions

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  • UNFCCC
Pollution from a factory in New Jersey, United States. Photo by John Isaac/UN
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Interactive: Carbon Emissions Past, Present and Future

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How to Calculate Policies’ Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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  • GHG Protocol
  • renewable energy
Tunisia launched its renewable energy program, PROSOL ELEC, in 2010 to scale up solar photovoltaic systems in buildings throughout the country. Photo by World Bank/FLICKR.
  • International Climate Action
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How the US Can Save Billions by Reducing Electricity Use

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  • energy efficiency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
Homes and commercial buildings account for 74 percent of electricity demand in the United States, making them a critical part of any plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Photo Credit: Justin Brown, Flickr
  • Energy
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  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
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How the US Can Produce Cleaner Energy While Capturing Economic Benefits

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  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
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New solar photovoltaic projects are also being chosen over new coal and gas generation in a few areas of the country because of lower costs or larger net benefits. Photo credit: Dana Smillie, World Bank
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Tougher Greenhouse Goals Could Cut EU’s Gas Imports in Half

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A new study by Ecofys under the Open Climate Network finds that by 2030, the EU can cut its natural gas consumption by almost half by cost-effectively improving energy efficiency and ramping up its use of renewable energy. Photo Credit: Justin Swan/Flickr
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A New Climate Economy: Shifting Corporate America onto a Low-Carbon Path

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  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
From left to right: Amy Harder, Chad Holliday, Ken Gayer, and Andrew Steer. Photo credit: Bill Dugan, WRI
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Al Gore: A New Kind of Tipping Point for Climate Action

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  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
WRI President and CEO Dr. Andrew Steer with former Vice President Al Gore. The World Resources Institute hosts a reception and dinner, followed by a conversation with former Vice-President Al Gore at the Swedish Embassy (The House of Sweden) in Washington, DC on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  Photo credit: James R. Brantley
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Climate Action: Reduce Risk, Maximize Opportunities

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Cities that are compact and well-connected can be more economically dynamic and more livable for residents. Seoul, Korea. Photo Credit: Ryan Pikkel/Flickr
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Explore Changing Global Emissions through Interactive Maps

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  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
The world's major emitters have changed significantly over the past few decades. Photo credit: Jon Pinder, Flickr
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2 Questions for World Business Leaders at the UN Climate Summit

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  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • united nations
The UN Secretary General's Climate Summit will bring CEOs and heads of government to New York City on September 23, 2014. (Photo credit: Chris Ford, Flickr)
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By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy

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A new report shows that economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together. Photo credit: Walmart, Flickr
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The UN Climate Summit: What's in it for Cities?

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  • Climate Resilience
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  • Climate
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  • Urban Development
Cities contribute 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2 percent of land use. The UN Climate Summit places cities high on the agenda for creating a sustainable, low-carbon future. Photo by ruimc77/Flickr.
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Shale Energy Potential Depends on Water Supply

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  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale development site, Australia. Photo Credit: John Amos/Flickr
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A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development

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Shale gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonelli/Flickr
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5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

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UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
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Infographic: Protecting Water Security, Promoting Energy Security

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  • Climate
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  • water risk
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Global Shale Gas Development: Water Stress at Shale Plays

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  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
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Shale Resources and Water Risks

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  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels