This working paper discusses utility-offered RE tariffs in India, a relatively new and underdeveloped topic in the Indian energy sector. It highlights the key principles that could serve to guide the development of such tariffs in India, based on a study of the literature worldwide, as well as on an analysis of the Indian scenario and interviews conducted.
As countries consider how to step up climate ambition while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, Chile leads by example with a new national climate commitment, or NDC.
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.
The European Union's $826 billion plan to respond to the coronavirus crisis includes more than $200 billion for climate friendly measures like building renovation, clean energy technology, low-carbon vehicles and sustainable land use.
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.
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.
Investing in sustainable infrastructure for areas such as renewable energy and electric cars can help China’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
While India makes decisions for immediate economic relief, additional actions can help ensure long-term sustainability and resilience.
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.
Russia recently released a draft long-term strategy for tackling climate change. The proposed plan would have Russia's carbon emissions drop to net zero decades after other major economies.
Lessons from the Great Recession show three principles that should help the United States in its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
On the road from coal to renewable energy, China has a complex challenge to face: it must satisfy rising energy demand while reducing carbon emissions and sustainably managing water use without hobbling the power and agriculture sectors or the overall economy. Water stress adds to the challenge, because 66.5% of China's coal-fired power plants are in areas where water is scarce.
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.
While very few countries are on track for achieving a zero-carbon energy system by 2050, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia and the United Kingdom are further along than many.