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Win-win: Reducing Water Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China’s Power Sector

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China’s power sector is the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and its biggest industrial water user. To meet increasing energy demand, the country may double its installed generation capacity by 2030. Photo by Asian Development Bank/Flickr.
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How Do You Measure the Emissions Locked in Fossil Fuel Reserves?

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If emissions continue unabated, the world is on track to exhaust its "carbon budget" within three decades. Photo by Mingjia Zhou/Flickr
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As Obama and Modi Meet, 4 Opportunities for US-India Action on Clean Energy and Climate

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India's goal is to increase solar power to 100 gigawatts by 2022. Photo by Abbie Trayler-Smith/DFID
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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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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
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The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

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Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
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So What Did We Learn in 2014?

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2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

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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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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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New Solar Policy Gives Boost to India’s Energy Market

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

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Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
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Virginia Carbon Dioxide Reduction Opportunities for Power Sector Compliance Under The Clean Air Act

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How to Calculate Policies’ Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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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.
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Al Gore: A New Kind of Tipping Point for Climate Action

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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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The Plain Bad Economics of Today’s Energy Prices

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Coal is the most damaging fuel, and yet almost no countries tax it at all, and some actively subsidize it. Photo credit: Raimond Spekking, Wikimedia Commons
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The Price Is Wrong: New Report Calls for Fossil Fuel Prices that Reflect Environmental Costs

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A new IMF report shows that taxing fossil fuels could reduce deaths from fossil fuel-related air pollution by 63 percent. Photo credit: thienzieyung, Flickr
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What Does Environmental Democracy Look Like?

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Eight years ago, developers proposed a five-dam project on the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Patagonia, Chile. While they projected that the hydropower would produce 2,750 megawatts of power, the project would also flood 23 square miles of wilderness, jeopardizing the environment, local culture, and tourism of the region. Photo Credit: International Rivers/Flickr
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7 Charts Explain Changing U.S. Power Sector Emissions

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Between 1973 and 2005, U.S. power sector CO2 emissions increased by almost 90 percent. Photo credit: Mike, Flickr
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Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset