This working paper documents residential consumers’ experiences with solar rooftop PV systems. The data is captured through household surveys conducted across five Indian cities. The study is an attempt to understand the challenges faced by residential consumers at various stages of their decision pertaining to the installation of rooftop solar PV systems.
When Kenya's Najile health clinic lacked electricity, clinicians couldn't vaccinate children or deliver babies at night. Rooftop solar panels changed everything.
An unprecedented gathering of global leaders today launched the new Global Commission on Adaptation to catalyze a global movement to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions.
In the past five years, private energy buyers have made significant commitments to reaching 100 percent renewable energy and have voluntarily brought about 14.2 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into the electricity market.
The World Resources Institute is pleased to announce Lori Bird as U.S. Director, Energy and the second Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy.
The two-day, interactive REBA Summit will bring together more than 400 renewable energy buyers and solution providers to develop new partnerships and collaboratively tackle barriers and opportunities to accelerate and scale the market.
As the world leader in solar photo-voltaic energy, China has lessons to share on how to expand access to renewable power. Can its remarkable trajectory continue?
To keep global temperatures below levels that will unleash the most damaging impacts of a changing climate, we need nothing less than the kind of all-out effort that brought about the moonshot of the 20th century. One place to look for inspiration for this effort is India.
From phasing out coal to banning oil drilling, several nations stepped up their climate action this year. A new timeline tracks climate announcements.
Big buyers of electricity have keyed in on a single metric, but a more holistic understanding of leadership can unlock creative ways to accelerate the renewables revolution.
Power from solar and wind requires zero or little water, unlike coal, gas and other forms of thermal power. Renewable energy can therefore be particularly attractive to water-stressed countries looking to meet their increasing electricity demands without producing emissions.
The 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize for Asia went to Khanh Nguy Thi from Vietnam for working for clean water and renewable energy. This is her story.
The World Resources Institute will host a conversation with three of the extraordinary 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize winners in their first appearance in Washington, D.C.
Most climate change solutions focus on mitigation—ways to slash emissions as quickly as possible, such as by adopting renewable energy. But research shows these aren't enough. To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the world will need to reach net-negative emissions, a point at which we're actually removing more carbon from the air than we're putting in.
The Paris Agreement was the result of unexpected collaboration between the United States and China. President Trump has backed his nation out of the deal, but the surge in subnational action in the U.S. creates an opportunity for joint research, knowledge transfer and continued low-carbon development.
Vietnam's businesses and government could chart an unprecedented shift toward towards clean energy for Southeast Asia — if they can first address some key barriers.
This paper aims to uncover water risks to India’s thermal power sector.
By many accounts, 2017 has been a disastrous year for important environmental and economic issues. But even the most adverse conditions may hold unexpected blessings. WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer assesses this last year and the opportunities ahead in 2018.
At a time when the Trump administration is abdicating the U.S. position as global climate leader, a growing number of U.S. states, cities and businesses are stepping up their climate action. Here are four areas of climate action opportunity.
Trees are renewable, so why not let them count under the proposed revisions to the EU renewable energy target? Here we answer this and other questions to demonstrate why burning trees for energy is not inherently climate-friendly.