Solar power provides Kenya's health clinics with critical services like reliable electricity and the ability to safely store vaccines. And there's another bonus: increased profits.
Many cities have set renewable energy goals. Some are achieving them through innovative ways, such as legislation, banding together to pool their buying power, partnering with utilities and community solar programs.
This technical note provides the methodology behind the State Overview online resource, part of the American Cities Climate Challenge: Renewables Accelerator website, which encapsulates webpages for 50 states and DC, displaying regulatory and market information as well as procurement option-specific state policies.
In 10 years, the percent of Bhutan's population with access to electricity rose from 61 percent to 100 percent, even in the most remote mountain villages. Off-grid renewables were a big reason why.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) are reportedly teaming up on a Green New Deal proposal.There are five questions legislators will need to consider before developing a zero-carbon economy plan.
Lori Bird, Director of U.S. Energy at WRI, sits down with WRI Vice President for Communications Lawrence MacDonald to talk about the tech (batteries and rooftop solar), policy (net metering and RPS), movements and politics that are powering the renewables surge in the United States.
In 2018, the United States saw unprecedented growth in renewable energy purchasing, development and commitments. Four signs indicate major changes in the U.S. energy system.
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.