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Now Comes the Hard Part: 4 Key Challenges to SDGs

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
The Sustainable Development Goals aim to eradicate poverty and inequalities and spur economic growth while respecting planetary boundaries. UN Photo/Cia Pak.
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals

Corporate Buyers of Renewable Energy Get Louder—and More Diverse

  • Business
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
As demand for renewable energy expands, so too are our efforts to facilitate further collaborations to open new markets for clean power.  Photo by Daniel Hoherd/Flickr.
  • Business
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

Como o Brasil pode liderar na questão do clima

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • NDC
(São Paulo, Brasil) Fonte: Bernardo Barlach/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • NDC

How Brazil Can Emerge as a Climate Leader

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
Brazil’s energy sector is now a major source of the country’s emissions and continues to become more carbon intensive as a result of greater reliance on fossil fuels. (São Paulo, Brazil) Photo by Bernardo Barlach/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • NDC
  • international climate policy

RELEASE: WRI Report Points to a Roadmap for Energy Emissions Reduction in Brazil

  • climate policy
  • GHG emissions
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • climate policy
  • GHG emissions
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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Building a Brighter Future – Powered by Renewable Energy

  • Economics
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable development goals
Barefoot solar engineers in Tinginaput, India. Photo by DFID/Flickr.
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable development goals
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Big Data Improves Renewable Power Forecasts. Will It Help India?

  • Energy
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Tamil Nadu is India's leading wind power state. (Zamin Uthukuli, Tamil Nadu, India) Photo by Dhruvaraj S/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • power plants
  • renewable energy

RELEASE: Michael Polsky Makes $1 Million Gift to Fund Renewable Energy Work at WRI

  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

The Clean Power Plan: What’s Water Got To Do With It?

  • U.S. Climate
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • water risk
When it comes to water and fracturing, it’s all about location and time. Photo by Simon Fraser University/Flickr.
  • U.S. Climate
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • water risk
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To Achieve its New Climate Goals, China Must Look to its Buildings

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
To  meet its emissions goals, China should begin to reevaluate building efficiency with new technology and better financing. Photo by shanidov/Flickr
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

Corporations Can Drive Down Renewable Energy’s Cost

  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
The electricity system will have to be decarbonized, probably more quickly than many in the sector are comfortable with. Working with large buyers that want to move quickly could lead to decarbonizing in an orderly way that drives down the cost for everyone. Photo by Windwärts Energie/Flickr
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

STATEMENT: WRI's Sam Adams Calls EPA Proposed Methane Emissions Rules “A Vital Step”

  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels

Can Community Solar Meet the Needs of Large Energy Buyers?

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Photo by Jack Haskell/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

Clean Power Plan Can Help States, Economy and Planet

  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate policy
  • Business
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy
  • COP21
NASA image courtesy of the DSCOVR EPIC team
  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate policy
  • Business
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy
  • COP21

Islands Become Trendsetters for Renewable Energy

  • renewable energy
With its new target in place, Hawaii becomes the largest island to aim for a full-renewables grid strategy. Photo by Jason Meredith/Flickr
  • renewable energy

STATEMENT: WRI Says Clean Power Plan Will “Drive Technological Innovation"

  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • climate policy
  • U.S. policy
  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • climate policy
  • U.S. policy
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A Multi-Trillion Dollar Opportunity for Better Growth

  • Economics
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • restoration
A new report calls on the world to invest at least $1 trillion a year in renewable energy, among other recommendations. Photo by David Dodge/The Pembina Institute
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • restoration

New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Airplanes, Trucks Can Help US Meet Climate Goals

  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • pollution
  • U.S. policy
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  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • pollution
  • U.S. policy
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India’s Supreme Court Reinforces Renewable Energy Targets for Industry

  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Solar panels in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Photo by Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr.
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset