Through sector-by-sector evaluation of key trends and drivers, a new report from America's Pledge finds that, despite the unprecedented public health and economic crisis, bottom-up climate action is proving resilient.
Reducing Methane Emissions
If China's non-CO2 emissions were a country, they would be the 7th largest emitter of total GHGs in the world. Here's how China can clean them up.
This working paper explores RNG’s potential as a climate-change strategy in the U.S., including the conditions under which it can achieve large greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions compared to fossil fuels used to power vehicles.
A new U.S.-Canada joint will cut methane emissions from oil and gas systems by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. It's a big step toward meeting both countries' climate goals—methane is a greenhouse gas 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
New WRI research highlights cost-effective steps states can take to rein in methane emissions—and why it’s in their best interest to do so.
The techniques of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, in combination, have opened up vast new areas for natural gas production, and low-cost natural gas has altered the energy landscape in the United States.
The Obama administration committed to reduce U.S. emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. A new WRI study reveals how to achieve that target—and go even further—through existing federal policies and state action.
A new WRI study finds that there are many win-win opportunities for the United States to reduce emissions and save money for consumers and businesses. Our blog series, Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy, evaluates these opportunities across five key areas—power generation, electricity consumption, passenger vehicles, natural gas systems and hydrofluorocarbons (coming soon) —which together represent 55 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Satellite measurements have shown evidence that methane emissions from U.S. natural gas production are likely a much larger problem than the EPA or the oil and gas industry acknowledges.
A growing body of evidence finds that economic growth and tackling climate change can be achieved together. This is changing the way decision-makers think about economic and climate action.
While a shift in electric generation to natural gas from coal has played a significant role in recent reductions in U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, more will need to be done for the U.S. to meet its goal of reducing GHG emissions by 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. A related WRI