On April 7, WRI Distinguished Senior Fellow Andrew Light and Research Analyst Tyler Clevenger submitted a testimony for a virtual hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the bipartisan American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act that would direct the U.S. EPA to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
A U.S. tree restoration program could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. For this to happen, Congress needs to write a stronger Trillion Trees Act.
This webinar will feature state and private sector leaders who will discuss shovel-ready infrastructure opportunities that can create jobs and stimulate economic growth in the short-term in the U.S.
Exploring opportunities for waste-to-energy as a climate strategy in the U.S.
Lessons from the Great Recession show three principles that should help the United States in its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Energy Innovation Act might become the first major energy bill from the U.S. Congress in over a decade. The bill is not comprehensive climate change legislation, but it could provide incremental progress on clean energy and emissions reduction.
The United States wants to join the global initiative to plant 1 trillion trees. Here's how the U.S. government can do its part to make this a reality.
Advocates of climate finance in Congress have spent the last three years on the defensive, working to maintain current levels of spending. But a rapid scale up of investment in climate action is urgently needed, and public finance plays a key role.
American cities, states and businesses have already come a long way on the road to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Here are four clean energy trends to watch in the coming year in cities in the U.S.
On January 15, WRI Senior Fellow Taryn Fransen testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology. The hearing, titled “An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions,” examined the current state of climate science and solutions to the climate challenge. Taryn’s testimony focused on the United Nations Emissions Gap Report and the role the United States could play in closing the emissions gap.
Fifteen states now have official targets to get at least 50% of their electricity from clean sources. These states represent 28% of U.S. electric power demand, up from just 17% last year.
We already know that the United States can grow its economy while reducing emissions. From cheaper electricity and cleaner air to rural revival and competitive edges, here's how climate action can boost jobs and productivity across the country.
Electrical vehicles are only as green as their grids. Luckily, utilities, automakers, cities and charging providers are working on programs that will strengthen both EVs and renewables.
This paper explores the range of approaches and emerging program designs currently used in the United States to match EV loads and renewable energy, with an emphasis on methods that more closely link the timing and location of the EV demand with renewable energy supply.