When Kenya's Najile health clinic lacked electricity, clinicians couldn't vaccinate children or deliver babies at night. Rooftop solar panels changed everything.
Resource Watch is an open data visualization platform with over 200 available data sets on topics ranging from climate change to human migration, deforestation to air quality, agriculture to energy and much more. Users can dive into curated topic pages of data, explore near real-time visualizations and create their own unique data visualizations by overlaying individual data sets.
Many people point to renewable energy as the greatest threat facing fossil fuel power plants. New WRI research finds that the real threat may be water.
Providing global power plant data to increase transparency and support the transition to a low-carbon energy future
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.
However, managing how this renewable energy enters our electricity markets and truly meets a 100 percent commitment to renewable energy remains a challenge. To maximize these renewable energy commitments and ensure that they are contributing to decarbonizing the electricity grid, we are entering a new era of collaboration, in which utilities will need to play...
Firewood is cutting into Kenya's forests. Entrepreneurs are responding with a new "biomass briquette" industry that turns wastes into fuel.
The World Resources Institute is pleased to announce Lori Bird as U.S. Director, Energy and the second Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy.