"No one's actually making money from coal-fired power plants in the United States right now," said David Crane at WRI's MindShare event. That may seem a strange sentiment coming from a man who led NRG Energy, one of America's biggest power companies, but Crane is far from the typical energy exec.
The United States and India have either created or ramped up 15 bilateral programs on climate change and clean energy over the past two years. The state visit next week is an opportunity to further advance the countries' collaboration in three areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed to increase India's solar power to 100 gigawatts by 2022, leaps and bounds higher than its current 5.8 GW. So is the target achievable?
In the last two years, 160 countries have publicly announced clean energy plans. Ahead of the Clean Energy Ministerial next week, here's a look at what countries have committed to and the potential impact of these plans.
When Facebook considers building a new data center, a top priority is finding renewable energy to power it. A new interactive map lets Facebook and other companies compare renewable power options in various states as they decide where to put new U.S. facilities or expand existing ones.
For big corporations, buying renewable energy is harder than it should be. That’s why Facebook and Microsoft are inviting collaboration with utilities to break down market barriers. These iconic brands are among 60 companies participating in the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance.
Key Questions and Considerations for Developing Countries
Renewable energy (RE) is growing worldwide, with a six-fold increase in non-hydro renewables over the last decade from 85 to 657 gigawatts (GW). This report reviews the key trends that explain growth in RE, and highlights how they are challenging decision making in countries such as Brazil,...
Renewable energy investment reached at all-time high last year at $286 billion. New WRI research explores the market trends behind this growth, as well as challenges that remain.
A "prosumer" produces and consumes electricity, usually through rooftop solar panels, while also selling power back to the grid. Prosumers could play an important role in helping India meet its ambitious goal of installing 40 gigawatts of rooftop solar capacity by 2022.
Lessons for Scaling Rooftop Solar PV
The City of Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka is making progress on rooftop solar PV installations, mainly through its utility implemented net-metering program. Yet, much more needs to be done if the state is to reach its 400 MW rooftop solar target by 2018. This working paper provides...