The United States used more energy in 2018 than ever before. While clean energy powered some of it, 80% came from fossil fuels.
When it comes to climate change, producing more oil seems counterproductive. But a technology called "direct air capture," by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, can lower emissions from oil until the day we get off fossil fuels.
The American Cities Climate Challenge: Renewables Accelerator website is a resource developed in partnership by World Resources Institute and Rocky Mountain Institute to help cities procure renewable electricity. The procurement guidance section is a key...
Statement from Dan Lashof, Director, WRI United States following an announcement that Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW of North America struck a deal with California to produce more fuel-efficient cars for their U.S. fleets in coming years.
Testimony of Dr. Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, U.S. Climate Program, World Resources Institute
On July 24, WRI Senior Fellow Karl Hausker, Ph.D., testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. The hearing, titled “Building America’s Clean Future: Pathways to Decarbonize the Economy,”...
Decisions from utility commissions across the country suggest natural gas' time as a "bridge fuel" may be short—renewables are already often preferred and cheaper.
More and more companies and cities are setting 100% renewable energy goals. But how and when these customers use the electricity they buy also matters. Here are five other things large energy buyers can do to help green the U.S. electric grid.
WRI is organizing a press call featuring high-level experts to reflect on how Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement two years ago has impacted climate action in the United States and around the world.