Dan Lashof, Director of WRI United States, reflects on the wildfires in the Western United States — and why now is the time for national action on climate change.
Increased global emissions lead to higher temperatures and more fire-prone conditions. With more fires comes more emissions, fueling rapid climate change.
Devashree Saha testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change on opportunities for the United States to achieve an equitable, low-carbon economy.
Through sector-by-sector evaluation of key trends and drivers, a new report from America's Pledge finds that, despite the unprecedented public health and economic crisis, bottom-up climate action is proving resilient.
As the most powerful trade organization on Earth, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce prides itself on its many members. But does it truly represent their interests? When it comes to climate change and congressional campaigns, the answer is an indisputable no.
COVID-19 has hit the U.S. oil and gas industry hard. Rather than bailing out corporations, the government should prioritize workers and communities.
In the United States, over four-fifths of states are debunking the myth that slashing greenhouse gas emissions comes at the expense of economic growth.
This working paper draws on the latest economic research to demonstrate how climate policy and investments in low-carbon infrastructure can reboot America’s economy and set it up for long-term success. Decarbonization can benefit U.S. economic output, jobs, manufacturing, rural communities, and consumers.
Advancing U.S. climate action will spur economic growth, create jobs, reduce costs for Americans and help fight the effects of climate change.
Join World Resources Institute for a webinar with a diverse set of leaders exploring how states and businesses are making progress toward a low-carbon future and what policy interventions, corporate leadership, technology trends and other activities can accelerate this transition, while ensuring that workers aren’t left behind.
This technical note outlines the methodology behind the Local Government Renewables Action Tracker, an interactive web tool that presents a compilation of the renewable electricity transactions and advocacy efforts that have been completed by U.S. cities, counties, municipal utilities and community choice aggregations since 2015.
The Local Government Renewables Action Tracker reveals the impact that U.S. cities and counties can have on national clean energy trends, climate change and GHG emissions.
So far, the $3 trillion meant to stimulate the U.S. economy in response to the coronavirus crisis has offered relief to oil and gas companies while largely ignoring the clean energy sector.
U.S. policymakers must ensure low-carbon investments and a fair transition for fossil fuel workers are included in economic recovery efforts from COVID-19.
Statement from Dan Lashof, WRI United States Director, in response to the introduction of a new $3 trillion recovery package by the United States House of Representatives.
Congress could immediately create millions of good jobs and support state and local governments nationwide by dramatically increasing investment in public transit systems and transportation infrastructure.
Congress could immediately create hundreds of thousands of jobs while advancing a cleaner economy by investing in restoring trees. Jobs on tree planting crews, in nurseries, and as foresters are literally “shovel-ready,” and support the single largest near-term opportunity for carbon dioxide removal at scale in the United States.
Modernizing America’s electric grid infrastructure presents a unique opportunity to not only upgrade decades old infrastructure systems, but also to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the near term and generate sustained, economy-wide benefits over the long term.
Congress could immediately create good jobs while simultaneously advancing a cleaner economy by expanding Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturing capacity and accelerating the replacement of diesel buses with electric buses.
Congress could immediately create millions of good jobs and provide relief to families struggling to pay energy bills, while simultaneously advancing a cleaner economy by dramatically increasing funding to state energy efficiency and assistance programs. Expanding these programs can support the long backlog of “shovel-ready” projects and put people to work immediately in well-paying jobs.