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.
CCS is a broad term that encompasses a number of technologies that can be used to capture CO2 from point sources, such as power plants and other industrial facilities; compress it; transport it mainly by pipeline to suitable locations; and inject it into deep subsurface geological formations for
Will the nation's economic downturn dampen the availability of private funding for new power generation and transmission infrastructure?
This week's first-ever CIF Partnership Forum must ensure that new Clean Technology Funds will help developing countries quickly transition to zero-carbon technologies.
An aggressive energy intensity target and a national renewable energy standard highlight a suite of Chinese policies that will slow greenhouse gas emissions growth.
Climate change, national security, and energy are inter-connected through our persistent and growing dependence on fossil fuels. We must address all three.
p>A thriving renewable energy industry is a critical solution to problems such as high energy prices and climate change. But unless Congress extends the renewable tax credits soon, the industry’s steady growth could stall.
p>The Olympics are an opportunity for the U.S. and China to better understand each other and move forward together on fighting climate change.
Surging energy prices are renewing calls to open highly sensitive Arctic areas to oil exploration. One condition of access should be greater public oversight.
EGI offers a new hope for electricity in Brazil.