Join Xcel Energy to learn more about the drivers, impacts and vision of its ambitious new carbon goals.
As a side event at the African Development Bank’s annual Civil Society Organizations Policy Forum, this panel will explore innovative approaches for facilitating successful implementation of one of Africa’s biggest renewable energy programs – the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI).
Irrigation pumps could provide a more stable source of water for Kenyan farmers, but they currently cover only 6-8 percent of the land. Some farmers are gaining access to them through a novel source of power.
Food and energy systems are behind most of the world's environmental problems. Achieving sustainability in these fields should be the focus of the environmental movement.
African entrepreneurs are developing innovative solutions to address development issues in a climate challenged world. At this World Bank Civil Society Forum side event, WRI, the Wallace Global Fund and DOEN Foundation bring together a panel of experts to discuss the challenges faced by these entrepreneurs and the ecosystem changes that must take place to create change at scale.
Solar power provides Kenya's health clinics with critical services like reliable electricity and the ability to safely store vaccines. And there's another bonus: increased profits.
Many cities have set renewable energy goals. Some are achieving them through innovative ways, such as legislation, banding together to pool their buying power, partnering with utilities and community solar programs.
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.
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.
In 10 years, the percent of Bhutan's population with access to electricity rose from 61 percent to 100 percent, even in the most remote mountain villages. Off-grid renewables were a big reason why.
Lori Bird, Director of U.S. Energy at WRI, sits down with WRI Vice President for Communications Lawrence MacDonald to talk about the tech (batteries and rooftop solar), policy (net metering and RPS), movements and politics that are powering the renewables surge in the United States.
In 2018, the United States saw unprecedented growth in renewable energy purchasing, development and commitments. Four signs indicate major changes in the U.S. energy system.
Despite growing attention on clean energy, fossil fuels still account for 80 percent of global energy consumption. Here are four ways to cost-effectively make the transition to a clean energy future.
The paper proposes a credible and rigorous methodology for assessing Paris Agreement alignment of electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) investments by development finance institutions (DFIs) and recommends that all DFIs incorporate a shadow carbon price in cost-benefit analyses of the electricity sector and work with recipient countries to develop robust long-term decarbonization plans.
Using a social cost accounting (SCA) methodology, this research estimates the market and non-market costs associated with the delivery of urban water, sanitation, transport and energy services in 4 case study cities.
This working paper documents residential consumers’ experiences with solar rooftop PV systems. The data is captured through household surveys conducted across five Indian cities. The study is an attempt to understand the challenges faced by residential consumers at various stages of their decision pertaining to the installation of rooftop solar PV systems.
When Kenya's Najile health clinic lacked electricity, clinicians couldn't vaccinate children or deliver babies at night. Rooftop solar panels changed everything.
Kenya boasts a vibrant entrepreneurial culture and is also home to the first Climate Innovation Center (CIC), set up under the World Bank’s Infodev program. This webinar showcases the activities of these investment managers expanding their body of funds to an international audience.
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.