WRI and a group of corporate green power purchasers explore whether long-term green power contracts can be a win-win for providers and consumers.
Crop residues like wheat straw and corn stover---i.e. stalks and leaves---have been proposed as a sustainable feedstock for a “next-generation” cellulosic ethanol industry in the United States. However, use of agricultural residues should not be considered to have low environmental
The financial crisis is currently at the front and center of the national debate, but if we limit our focus to near-term fixes on the economy, we will just defer requisite action on climate.
p>A thriving renewable energy industry is a critical solution to problems such as high energy prices and climate change. But unless Congress extends the renewable tax credits soon, the industry’s steady growth could stall.
What is a carbon tax?
What is a cap-and-trade program?
A cap-and-trade program sets a maximum limit, or a “cap,” on
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from those facilities and sectors
covered by the regulation. An emitter covered by the cap
has two primary obligations:
EGI offers a new hope for electricity in Brazil.
What is a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)?
The rooftop at 10 G Street is about to get a lot greener---3,000 square feet to be exact. In real estate-scarce cities, commercial property owners nationwide are turning roof space into green space.
APA and WRI installing a rooftop garden that will provide ecological and psychological benefits.
Wind power is the fastest-growing form of renewable electricity and constitutes a substantial portion of green power products in the United States. Corporate energy buyers can incorporate wind into energy portfolios in a variety of ways: through utility-offered green
A RES, also called a renewable portfolio standard (RPS), requires electricity suppliers to obtain a minimum percentage of their power from eligible renewable energy sources by a certain date. To date, a patchwork of 25 states and the District of Columbia have implemented renewable electricity
What is the business case for companies to use renewable resources to meet their energy needs?
Texas has made recent headlines with its big plans to expand its electricity production. Either way, the state will have big impacts for U.S. GHG emissions.
Since January 2005, the Green Power Market Development Group has implemented or signed contracts for 185 megawatts (MW) of new green power projects and purchases – enough to power approximately 55,000 homes.
The seventh installment describes the business case for companies to use renewable resources to meet their energy needs. WRI's experience indicates that firms are switching to renewable energy to obtain one or more of the following business benefits:
A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S.
The fifth installment introduces "renewable energy certificates" (RECs). RECs are a renewable energy product that companies can purchase to reduce the environmental impact of their business activities.