This working paper discusses investments made by impact investors in clean energy access in Kenya, which has been the hub of renewable energy access investment in Africa.
This technical note outlines the methodology behind the Local Government Renewables Action Tracker, an interactive web tool that presents a compilation of the renewable electricity transactions and advocacy efforts that have been completed by U.S. cities, counties, municipal utilities and community choice aggregations since 2015.
The Local Government Renewables Action Tracker reveals the impact that U.S. cities and counties can have on national clean energy trends, climate change and GHG emissions.
Floods, wildfires and unforeseen outbreaks of disease such as the COVID-19 pandemic are putting new and increasing stresses on U.S. cities. Investing in clean energy can help make them more resilient to these shocks.
So far, the $3 trillion meant to stimulate the U.S. economy in response to the coronavirus crisis has offered relief to oil and gas companies while largely ignoring the clean energy sector.
U.S. policymakers must ensure low-carbon investments and a fair transition for fossil fuel workers are included in economic recovery efforts from COVID-19.
This paper discusses methods to estimate annual power-plant generation for wind, solar, hydro and natural gas plants globally, based on national averages. Generation information is necessary to estimate benefits and costs of power plants.
Statement from Dan Lashof, WRI United States Director, in response to the introduction of a new $3 trillion recovery package by the United States House of Representatives.
Over the last decade, the clean energy industry has changed tremendously: Costs have fallen dramatically, technologies have become more efficient and solutions for integrating renewables into electric grids have advanced.
Clean energy yields an economic return 3 to 8 times higher than the initial investment, while creating jobs and reducing air pollution.
The Trump Administration's continued rollback of environmental regulations threatens to undermine the legacy of Earth Day and to compound health and economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This working paper proposes a framework to identify and assess the relevant sustainable development impacts of renewable power technologies in India and to estimate their economic rate of return (ERR). This economic analysis approach allows for systematic consideration of relevant socioeconomic and environmental costs and benefits, which are especially critical in energy policymaking and planning.
We urgently need new approaches to bring affordable, reliable, and clean energy to those who lack it. This commentary, from Davida Wood, proposes a fresh approach to providing sustainable energy for all.
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.
Charlotte's new deal is more remarkable for its design innovation than its size. It's the latest sign that cities are moving from championing clean energy to actually being able to buy and use it.
Data shows that the energy sector produces 73% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and 10 countries account for more than two-thirds of annual emissions.
This practice note captures our experiences from our pilot efforts with aggregating demand for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (MSME) clusters. By focusing on the end-user demand side and on energy intensive consumers, we expect to multiply the benefits of the supply-side efforts of the Indian government.
This working paper describes WRI India’s experience aggregating demand for clean energy in apartment complexes of Bengaluru India.
American cities, states and businesses have already come a long way on the road to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Here are four clean energy trends to watch in the coming year in cities in the U.S.