Nearly 40 billion gallons are withdrawn each day from Southeast freshwater supplies for thermoelectric power plants--about 65 percent of all withdrawals.
Emergency spending for developing countries provides an opportunity to deliver green investments.
Local Clean Power
An ESCO is “a company that provides energy-efficiency-related and other value-added services and for which performance contracting is a core part of its energy-efficiency services business” (definition from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Association of Energy Service Compa
In India, Energy Service Companies and local governments are teaming up to increase energy efficiency and save money.
Although there has been some improvement in the past few years, it is difficult to identify a trend towards systematic incorporation of climate change issues into MDBs’ activities.
Forthcoming WRI research hopes to help overcome barriers in India's burgeoning ESCO market.
TESTIMONY OF SARAH M. FORBES
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Note to Secretary Clinton: China is measuring its way to progress on climate change.
This chart assesses potential green-program impacts per $1 billion of U.S. government economic-recovery spending.
Testimony of Rob Bradley, WRI Director, International Climate Policy Initiative to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee On Energy Independence And Global Warming
At first glance, improving energy security and addressing climate change may seem irreconcilable goals: achieve an adequate, reliable, and affordable energy supply for the United States, while at the same time reducing emissions of dangerous global warming gases
The Government of Ecuador recently announced that it is pursuing efforts to leave the oil under Yasuni National Park untapped to protect the rainforest, its species and its inhabitants.
Energy Secretary Stephen Chu’s testimony reminds us that the coal challenge is global, and its solutions must be global too.
Applying an Energy Security Lens
The authors assess how each scenario affects eleven factors closely associated with energy security:
President, World Resources Institute
U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Energy and Commerce
January 15, 2009
It may be counter-intuitive, but a global economic slowdown could help the United States and China work together on climate change.
There is an international dimension of capital flows to lowcarbon technologies.
The discussion around investing in low-carbon technologies often centers on investment in technology development.