At this week’s Asia Clean Energy Forum, policymakers, private sector firms, and non-governmental organizations will discuss how Asian countries can transform their power sectors while meeting development needs.
Renewable energy has the potential to transform Asian society, but only if its leaders can take it to the next level.
On June 2nd, I had the pleasure of speaking at the C40 Summit in São Paulo, Brazil. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group consists of iconic cities from around the world committed to addressing climate change. Chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the group has recently joined forces with the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Cities Program. Together, this partnership can have meaningful role in the fight against climate change.
On April 7th, a group of 24 Energy Ministers met in Abu Dhabi for the 2nd Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). The group represented the governments of countries collectively responsible for over 80% of global energy consumption, and together they agreed to increase efforts to deploy carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) on a commercial scale worldwide.
WRI's response to the Bingaman-Murkowski White Paper on the design of a clean energy standard in the United States.
S.699 authorizes the Department of Energy to conduct a program to demonstrate commercial application of integrated geologic storage projects, and provides a framework for selection criteria for these demonstrations. Importantly, the bill addresses the long term-stewardship challenges associated with demonstration, including site closure requirements and liability protection.
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
Jennifer Morgan and our team of climate experts look back on the keys to progress in Cancun, and analyze the major decisions.
An overview of China’s evolving domestic climate policy.
Achieving cuts in energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is critical to avoiding more than a 1.5 degree Celsius (°C) (2.7 degree Fahrenheit [°F]) rise in global temperatures by 2050 and the irreversible and damaging impacts such a
The following is a summary of Party submissions to the AWG-LCA from April 2010 through November 2010 (it does not include country submissions on the Copenhagen Accord). These tables summarize
This piece originally appeared in Solutions (Volume 1: Issue 6) and is reposted with permission.
An update on UNFCCC efforts to promote technology transfer between countries.
This piece originally appeared as the Foreword to Guidelines for Community Engagement in Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport, and Storage Projects.
Over the past year, the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) administered by the World Bank in partnership with Regional Development Banks has begun financing clean technology deployment projects in fast growing developing countries.
What should President Obama and Prime Minister Singh focus on when they talk about energy and climate change? Our top three.
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.
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.
This article originally appeared in The Solutions Journal.