The American Energy Innovation Act might become the first major energy bill from the U.S. Congress in over a decade. The bill is not comprehensive climate change legislation, but it could provide incremental progress on clean energy and emissions reduction.
Behind the U.S. power grid, electricity markets are just as important as physical power plants and transmission lines. To expand the country's clean energy, the rules of the market will need to change.
More and more companies and cities are setting 100% renewable energy goals. But how and when these customers use the electricity they buy also matters. Here are five other things large energy buyers can do to help green the U.S. electric grid.
105 cities with populations over 1 million should begin to switch their vehicles, stoves, and furnaces to electric-powered alternatives.
Development banks can align their investments in electricity grids with the Paris Agreement by incorporating a shadow carbon price and making sure their investments support long-term plans for decarbonizing the electricity sector.
In the past five years, private energy buyers have made significant commitments to reaching 100 percent renewable energy and have voluntarily brought about 14.2 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into the electricity market.
The World Resources Institute is pleased to announce Lori Bird as U.S. Director, Energy and the second Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy.
In an op-ed, our Indonesian experts remind the nation electric vehicles can't achieve their carbon-saving potential unless they're fueled by renewables, not coal.
This is one of the most important government studies you’ve probably never heard of.
When delegates gather in Quito for Habitat III to adopt the New Urban Agenda for sustainable cities, they should keep in mind people like Adelaida, a banker and mother in Accra, Ghana, where unreliable, expensive electricity is a challenge. As a forthcoming paper of the World Resources Report shows, ensuring access to affordable energy and the economic opportunity it brings will be essential for a sustainable, prosperous urban future.
Letha Tawney, director of utility innovation at WRI, discusses how Kentucky can seize a business opportunity by providing clean, cheap power.
Changes in the sector, driven in part by objectives such as energy security, socio-economic development, increasing sustainable energy, environmental protection, climate change mitigation, public health, and increased public choice, are causing a number of trends: new and disruptive technologies,
Renewable energy investment reached at all-time high last year at $286 billion. New WRI research explores the market trends behind this growth, as well as challenges that remain.