Meeting the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 2° Celsius or less will require significant innovation - the improvement of technologies and processes to drive down their cost and improve their performance. Public climate finance is essential to spurring innovation and creating the
2011 will be a big year for climate and energy policy development in China, so we thought we’d highlight some of the key China energy and climate-related stories to watch out for during the course of the year. We’ve known to expect major developments now for over a year, since China’s commitments made at the Copenhagen climate talks in late 2009 were scheduled to be implemented in the 2011 12th Five Year Plan.
Developing countries are expecting billions of dollars to fund a clean energy transformation. How can they ensure this money is spent in the public interest?
Jennifer Morgan and our team of climate experts look back on the keys to progress in Cancun, and analyze the major decisions.
Last month, WRI convened a group of international experts to discuss policies and incentives for increasing the use of renewable energy in the developing world. WRI's Davida Wood and Lutz Weischer discuss the key lessons learned at the workshop and their work on helping developing countries make the transition to renewable energy.
An overview of China’s evolving domestic climate policy.
An update on UNFCCC efforts to promote technology transfer between countries.
What should President Obama and Prime Minister Singh focus on when they talk about energy and climate change? Our top three.
This is an update to the first Bottom Line on Renewable Energy Tax Credits, published April 2008, which answers basic questions about different types of tax credits, their purpose, and qualification requirements. This document has been updated to reflect legislative changes that
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Collaborative solar purchasing brings buyers together to reduce the costs of solar energy.
The low-carbon energy imperative
Among the issues domestic and international policymakers must address in combating climate change is how to deploy and diffuse current low-carbon technologies in developing countries.
India, a rapidly emerging economy with the world’s second largest population, is facing a surging energy demand. Its rural Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consists of 114 million households, representing 76 percent of India’s rural residents and almost 60
Leading US-China Experts Discuss Tianjin and US-China Climate and Energy Issues.
The under-served rural Indian market offers opportunities for investors to support the sustainable energy solutions of the future.
WRI’s new report, in collaboration with CDF-IFMR, looks at the market potential for clean and renewable energy in rural India.
Two countries that once eyed each other warily, India and the United States are building trust through mutually beneficial partnerships on climate and energy.
The United States could become a leader in wind energy jobs with the right policies in place.
Could a major industrialized country be powered entirely by renewable energy? Germany wants to be the first to try.