Electricity is crucial for providing quality healthcare services. Decentralized renewable technologies will allow much of Africa to leapfrog into a world of clean, uninterrupted electricity supply. This webinar will zoom in on Population Services Kenya, an organization that has tested financing models for deploying affordable solar power solutions to healthcare clinics.
Nevada's new measure to strengthen its Clean Electricity Standard is the latest in a series of legislative moves to drive the transition to low-carbon energy in the United States. That makes it a good time to review the newest research and consider whether such standards are good policy.
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.
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.
105 cities with populations over 1 million should begin to switch their vehicles, stoves, and furnaces to electric-powered alternatives.
This paper is the first to explore the idea of electrification from the perspective of both people’s access to electricity and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and to propose candidate cities based on these considerations.
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.
On Wednesday, November 28, WRI partnered with Resources for the Future to co-host a workshop aimed at deepening stakeholder understanding of how non-utility generation is and will be financed, and exploring the implications for wholesale market design and operations.
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.
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.
Persuading people to use energy more efficiently has long been heralded as a simple, effective way to tackle climate change. The problem lies in the persuasion. Behavioral science offers some clues to solutions.
Power from solar and wind requires zero or little water, unlike coal, gas and other forms of thermal power. Renewable energy can therefore be particularly attractive to water-stressed countries looking to meet their increasing electricity demands without producing emissions.
Increasing transparency across the electricity sector to boost access to affordable, reliable and clean energy
Businesses and other organizations in China have a new option for buying renewable energy, thanks to a voluntary trading platform for Green Electricity Certificates.
This issue brief is a compilation of several green tariff proposals and offerings for commercial and industrial customers in regulated markets in the United States.
This working paper is designed to equip utilities to create desirable renewable energy products by outlining the needs of large-scale energy buyers, sharing the common practices of successful green tariffs to date, and highlighting key regulatory considerations.
China's national government set a goal for half of the country's new buildings to be green certified by 2020. Three pioneering cities show how local governments and developers can deliver.
The U.S. Green Tariff Deals graph explores the renewable contracts signed by large-scale energy buyers and monopoly utilities via green tariffs.
Electricity planners often confront the energy access gap by increasing supply, without considering how consumers actually use and pay for electricity. Creating a lasting solution is actually far more complicated.