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3 Reasons Why Cutting Carbon From Power Plants Is Good For Business

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  • Climate
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  • greenhouse gases
  • power plants
Salem Harbor, MA power plant. To this day, carbon pollution—the main driver of climate change—has not been controlled from power plants. Photo credit: massmatt/Flickr
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5 Essential Facts About Emissions Standards for Power Plants

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  • climate policy
  • Climate
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  • U.S. policy
Coal power plant in New Mexico. The U.S. power sector has been moving away from coal for years. It has accounted for only 5 percent of new capacity built since 2000. Photo credit: Glennia/Flickr
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  • Climate
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Power Plant Rules Are Critical for Curbing U.S. Emissions

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  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
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  • international climate policy
Power plants are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, contributing about one-third of the national total. Photo credit: Dan Stroud/Flickr
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Nova Ferramenta para Agropecuária de Baixo Carbono No Brasil

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  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
O Brasil está em [quinto lugar entre os maiores emissores de GEE](http://cait2.wri.org/), principalmente por causa dos impactos das emissões do setor agropecuário. Foto: Organicos do PIVAS/Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases

A New Tool for Low-Carbon Agriculture in Brazil

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  • Food
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, largely due to the impacts of agriculture. Photo credit: Organicos do PIVAS/Flickr
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  • Food
  • greenhouse gas accounting
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Cutting Carbon: States Can Use What they’ve Already Got to Whittle Power Plant Emissions

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  • greenhouse gases
  • power plants
Because the U.S. electric grid crosses state lines, neighboring states should work together for the most cost-effective reductions. Photo credit: Universal Pop/Flickr
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Arkansas Carbon Dioxide Reduction Opportunities for Power Sector Compliance Under the Clean Air Act

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5 Ways Arkansas Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions

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  • pollution
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Arkansas has already taken steps to reduce its near-term power sector CO2 emissions by implementing energy efficiency policies.
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Lessons from South Africa: Mobilizing Investment in Renewable Energy

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  • climate finance
  • climate investment funds
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
When it comes to renewable energy, South Africa has considerable, unrealized potential. Some estimate that wind power generation potential in South Africa could reach 80.54 TWh, which could be realized with an installed capacity of 30.6 GW. Photo credit: Lollie-Pop/Flickr
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The History of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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  • data
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Eggborough power plant. Photo credit: Jon Pinder, Flickr
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5 Do’s and Don’ts for the Green Climate Fund

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  • COP21
Scientists say we only have a short window of time to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees C and prevent some of the most disastrous impacts of climate change. Photo credit: NASA/Flickr
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A Renewables Club to Change the World

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  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
The Renewables Club was established by Germany and nine other countries last year. Photo credit: Gunnar Ries, Flickr
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  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC

Snapshots of Miami Sea Level Rise

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Miami ranks as the most vulnerable city in the world to the risk of coastal flooding caused by this sea level rise. Photo credit: WRI
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  • sea level rise

How U.S.-China Cooperation Can Expand Clean Energy Development

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The U.S. and China are beginning to collaborate on some clean energy initiatives—and some projects are already producing benefits for both countries. Photo credit: Land Rover Our Planet/Flickr
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The Real Story Behind Falling Renewable Energy Investments

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remains at record highs. This is in spite of economic and policy turbulence in many countries. The United States, China, and Japan in particular have been moving aggressively with solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. Photo credit: Activ Solar/Flickr
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Corporate Lobbying on Climate Change: Silence is not Neutrality

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  • Business
Corporate shareholders and stakeholders want to understand how companies support strong policy action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. Photo credit: Petter Duvander/Flickr
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Identifying the Global Coal Industry’s Water Risks

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  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
As with most energy sources, coal-related industries—including mining, coal-to-chemicals, and power generation—are extremely water-intensive. Photo credit: Peter Van den Bossche, Flickr
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Q&A with Dr. Karin Kemper: How Is the World Bank Addressing Climate Change?

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  • multilateral development banks
Dr. Kemper shared plans to more fully incorporate sustainability—including climate change mitigation and adaptation—into its international development agenda. Photo credit: Dhilung Kirat, Flickr 2008
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New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Are a “Win-Win-Win”

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  • 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
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  • transportation
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset