Policymakers seem to face a trade-off when designing national trade and investment policies related to clean energy sectors. They have pledged to address climate change and accelerate the large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies, which would benefit
An update on UNFCCC efforts to promote technology transfer between countries.
The commercial sector of the U.S. economy is in a unique position to drive growth in the solar photovoltaic (PV) market, widening it geographically as well as increasing its total size. The retailers, multinational companies, and
Commercial-scale switchgrass production is projected to involve substantial increases in agricultural land acreage, with new acres coming from a combination of conservation reserve program (CRP) acreage, other cropland currently used as pasture, a reduction of winter
Wind energy needs stable policy support in the United States in order to keep creating jobs.
Assisting poor countries now and in the future in adapting to climate change must be a top priority.
Technology has long powered human progress, and remains central to global development. In the decades ahead, developing and deploying clean energy, low carbon technologies will also play a crucial role in countering perhaps the biggest global threat of our times: climate change.
The political debate concerning climate change and global trade and investment flows has increasingly taken on a defensive posture in the United States and other developed countries. The spotlight has been
Leaders must overcome the mistrust that has characterized recent U.S.-India relations on climate change and energy.
WRI identifies key elements for a successful and possible outcome in Copenhagen.
This paper identifies the key elements needed to ensure enhanced action on technology transfer and development and then evaluates the approaches taken in major country positions. It finds a number of important convergences in these positions and
The [Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009][act-link] (CEJAPA) provides a number of provisions that facilitate the demonstration and deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies. This document provides a brief overview of the most important of these. Coal use is responsible for over 40 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions[^1], and significant, deliberate action will be required to reduce these emissions. The CEJAPA lays a foundation for moving CCS technology to scale by reducing costs and providing funding for demonstrations.
This review is based on the Clean Technology Fund Investment Plans that have been publicly disclosed on the Climate Investment Fund website as of 25 October 2009.
The New Ventures directors answer questions about what small, sustainable companies can do to boost local economies and protect the environment.
S. 1502 would establish a program managed by the Department of Energy to create a trust fund to ensure prompt compensation for any damages from the geologic storage of carbon dioxide.
Technology is a key component of the Bali Action Plan, which underpins the cu
Australia and other nations rich in solar resources should invest in concentrating solar thermal (CST), a key low-carbon technology.
As biofuel production ramps up, counting all the associated greenhouse gas impacts is critical to good energy and climate policy.
A consensus is emerging on technology transfer in an international climate agreement, though sticking points remain.