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Shale Resources and Water Risks

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
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Choose Your Future: 4 Possible Emissions Pathways

  • Energy
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
With higher amounts of warming, coffee farming could be virtually impossible in Southeastern Brazil in 2100. Photo Credit: Ben Kaminsky/Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Sustainability at WRI: Our Annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Sustainability Report

  • Energy
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • corporate sustainability
Where in the world is WRI traveling? To better understand our business travel emissions and develop metrics for tracking changes, we instituted performance indicators, including emissions per staff and top destinations. Photo Credit: WRI
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • corporate sustainability
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The Plain Bad Economics of Today’s Energy Prices

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
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
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
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The Price Is Wrong: New Report Calls for Fossil Fuel Prices that Reflect Environmental Costs

  • Finance
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

What Does Environmental Democracy Look Like?

  • Energy
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy
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
  • Energy
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy

7 Charts Explain Changing U.S. Power Sector Emissions

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
Between 1973 and 2005, U.S. power sector CO2 emissions increased by almost 90 percent. Photo credit: Mike, Flickr
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
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  • Energy

China and the United States Accelerate Efforts on Carbon Capture and Storage

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • international climate policy
  • U.S. policy
China and the United States forged new partnerships on carbon capture utilization and storage. Photo credit: Jonas, Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • international climate policy
  • U.S. policy
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Closing the Renewable Energy Investment Gap

  • Energy
  • climate investment funds
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
Wind farm in Palmas, Brazil. The Global Status Report gives other encouraging examples of the falling cost of renewables, especially in major emerging markets. Photo Credit: Carla Wosniak/Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate investment funds
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
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A Time For Action: 3 Reasons to Urgently Capitalize the Green Climate Fund

  • Energy
  • Climate Equity
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Green Climate Fund
Faced with the realities of climate change, developing countries are innovating to manage climate risk and kick start their transition to low carbon development. The GCF can provide the resources to scale up these actions. Photo Credit: Oxfam/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Climate Equity
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Green Climate Fund

Former Republican EPA Administrators Show that Climate Change Need Not Be Partisan

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
The EPA recently proposed rules to limit carbon dioxide pollution from U.S. power plants. Photo credit: Cathy, Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
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Post-Fukushima Climate Action: How Japan Can Achieve Greater Emissions Reductions

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
Fukushima, Japan. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Japanese government replaced the Copenhagen Pledge with the Warsaw Target, which calls for a 3.8 percent reduction from 2005 levels by 2020. Photo Credit: likeablerodent/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
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3 Key Themes from the Bonn Climate Talks

  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Adaptation was a central theme of the Bonn climate talks. Photo credit: CGIAR Climate, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

EPA’s New Clean Power Plan Is Both Achievable and Economically Beneficial

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
Power plants are the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: Wigwam Jones, Flickr
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset