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Pennsylvania's planned entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative marks the first time a major fossil-fuel producing state has joined the cooperative, which aims to cap carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants. It won't solve all the Keystone State's energy challenges, but it's a big step forward.

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This resource is designed to aid cities and utilities in exploring the opportunity to develop a partnership agreement and consider key factors relevant to successfully enable long-lasting and productive engagements. It identifies insights and lessons learned from the experiences of several U.S. cities and investor owned electric utilities in developing innovative agreements in Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin.

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WRI and Rocky Mountain Institute will host its first boot camp-style workshop for U.S. cities to get technical support on their clean energy strategies and engage in discussion on successes and challenges they have faced in procuring renewables. This American Cities Climate Challenge workshop is jointly led by city faculty, and will focus on large-scale, off-site renewable procurement options.

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This visualization shows key findings from a new WRI report, Shifting Currents: Opportunities For Low-Carbon Electric Cities In The Global South, that highlights which cities are ripe to electrify and which should prioritize a different path to decarbonization.

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The two-day, interactive REBA Summit will bring together more than 400 renewable energy buyers and solution providers to develop new partnerships and collaboratively tackle barriers and opportunities to accelerate and scale the market.

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Iraqi Kurds lack power up to 13 hours a day, thanks to inefficient infrastructure and booming demand. Though the region is flush with oil and gas, solar could be one of the most promising solutions.

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