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The cities and communities responsible for consuming and setting clean energy targets have historically had little influence on their wholesale electricity markets’ policies and operations. That may change with the emerging PJM Cities and Communities Coalition, a growing coalition dedicated to removing and preventing barriers to decarbonization in the PJM territory.


This issue brief is designed to inform policymakers of the state of storage technologies and how utility-scale storage (including long-duration storage) can support a decarbonized grid. The brief describes the mix, role and current policy drivers of storage technology today, and explores future grid needs and the potential use of long-duration storage to maintain grid reliability in deep-decarbonization scenarios.


WRI, in partnership with leading clean energy company Ørsted, is working on new research (to be published in 2021) to identify concrete steps for governments across the world to address selected barriers to unlock private investment, de-risk decarbonization and get the world to a clean and prosperous future. Join us for a digital dialogue with representatives from global governments and the private sector as we explore these solutions.


This paper proposes a framework with four important areas that we need to focus on to build an enabling ecosystem for a linked energy and development agenda. The paper also details actions that energy and development sector actors—specifically, African governments, the donor community, the private sector, and civil society can take to create better links.


We urgently need to understand how to improve energy access through demand-based approaches. This new study discusses how to implement demand-based approach by examining the results of a pilot project, in which health-care providers in Kenya were able to select renewable energy options to improve the continuity of power supply.


This working paper discusses utility-offered RE tariffs in India, a relatively new and underdeveloped topic in the Indian energy sector. It highlights the key principles that could serve to guide the development of such tariffs in India, based on a study of the literature worldwide, as well as on an analysis of the Indian scenario and interviews conducted.


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