Last year brought huge political shocks to the environment and development communities. During WRI’s Annual Stories to Watch event, Andrew Steer highlighted how these trends may affect U.S. and international climate policy, business and investment, global energy markets and more this year.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump assured Americans he would preside over a time of rising employment, a growing economy and cheap, abundant, reliable energy. Five charts show why clean energy is key to keeping those promises.
As 2017 begins, China is poised to leap ahead of the United States on clean energy to become the most important player in the global market.
Transitioning to a clean energy economy in the United States would cost $320 billion a year from 2020 to 2050, finds a new report from the Risky Business Project, but we'd save $366 billion a year in reduced fossil fuel costs alone.
Mayors don't have the luxury of ignoring on-the-ground hazards of our changing planet – and fortunately, they're not.
According to multiple media reports, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Governor Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy. Perry was governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015, and twice ran for president of the United States.
If President-elect Trump is serious about his promise to create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, then he should push America toward a strong, clean energy future.
Today three countries, the United States, Canada, and Mexico, announced targets and strategies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century (2050).
Germany aims to reduce its emissions 80-95 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. It's the first country to release a long-term emissions plan, with more countries likely to follow in the coming days.
The number of green tariffs, or renewable energy purchasing programs offered by utilities, has doubled in the United States since the end of 2015. Part of the reason is demand from corporations seeking more access to wind and solar.
Letha Tawney, director of utility innovation at WRI, discusses how Kentucky can seize a business opportunity by providing clean, cheap power.
Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport plans to become the largest solar-producing airport in India, generating 14.6 megawatts (MW) of solar power. That's enough to offset 17,000 tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of taking more than 3,200 vehicles off the road each year.
WASHINGTON (September 1, 2016)— World Resources Institute is pleased to announce that Jennifer Layke has been selected to lead its growing Energy Program.
Making our infrastructure cleaner and more sustainable could add as little as 5 percent to upfront costs, which could be fully offset by lower operating costs. WRI Board member and former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón reveals four ways to unlock capital for low-carbon infrastructure.
New research from the International Energy Agency shows that cities represent 70 percent of the cost-effective emissions-reduction opportunities between now and 2050. Director for Sustainability Kamel Ben Naceur shared this and other findings at a recent WRI event.
There's plenty of U.S. corporate demand for renewable energy, but not enough supply. Multinational corporations including Facebook and Microsoft have joined the new Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance to make their preference for more renewable power felt.
WASHINGTON (June 7, 2016)-Prime Minister Modi and President Obama today released a new U.S.-India Joint Announcement on Climate and Clean Energy.
"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?