As 2017 begins, China is poised to leap ahead of the United States on clean energy to become the most important player in the global market.
The U.S. government has spent $375 billion over the past decade in direct costs due to extreme weather. New WRI research outlines how the federal government and Congress can support local communities at the frontlines of climate impacts.
Mayors don't have the luxury of ignoring on-the-ground hazards of our changing planet – and fortunately, they're not.
According to multiple media reports, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Governor Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy. Perry was governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015, and twice ran for president of the United States.
According to numerous media reports, President-elect Trump will appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
President Barack Obama has done more to address climate impacts than any of his predecessors, notably in his administration's Climate Action Plan announced in 2013. A key pillar was enhancing resilience to the impacts of a changing climate.
Based on a 3-year comparative case study analysis of 13 watershed investment programs, this report provides lessons to guide water utilities and communities as they work together in protecting drinking water supply at the source.
Letha Tawney, director of utility innovation at WRI, discusses how Kentucky can seize a business opportunity by providing clean, cheap power.
WASHINGTON (September 21, 2016) - Today President Obama directed the National Security Council to create a 90 day process, involving some 20 federal agencies, to systematically mainstream climate change assessments in all national security decisions.
The United States and China formally joined the Paris Agreement in a ceremony in Hangzhou, China ahead of the G20 Summit. The move brings the world firmly within range of hitting the threshold needed for the climate agreement to "enter into force"—which could happen as soon as this month.
WASHINGTON (September 3, 2016)— President Obama and President Xi jointly announced that the United States and China have joined the Paris Agreement on climate change, just before world leaders meet at the G20 Summit in China.
A climate change strategy for all of North America could transform how we address a defining issue of our time. The move would be unprecedented, but it is more possible than ever. Heads of state from Canada, Mexico and the United States have the opportunity at the North American Leadership Summit in Ottawa to begin the process by setting out strong continent-wide climate actions.
WASHINGTON (JUNE 1, 2016)— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the United States next week, meeting with President Barack Obama and speaking before Congress.
WASHINGTON (May 12, 2016)— Four non-governmental organizations have formed the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), a new coalition to empower multinational companies to transform electricity systems with renewable energy. REBA aims to help facilitate and deploy 60 gigawatts (GWs) of new corporate renewable energy in the United States by 2025.
WASHINGTON (MAY 11, 2016)– New analysis from World Resources Institute shows that Wisconsin is in a strong position to meet or exceed its emissions target under EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions from the power sector. WRI finds that Wisconsin can build on existing energy efficiency and renewable energy investments to reduce its emissions and realize more economic benefits for its residents. However, by weakening its existing programs and declining to increase existing targets, the state will hamper progress and ultimately make complying with the Clean Power Plan more costly.
New WRI analysis shows that Wisconsin can reduce its power sector emissions 21 percent below 2012 levels by 2030 just by following through on existing clean energy policies and making more efficient use of power plants. With a few additional steps, the state can far exceed the emissions reductions required by the Clean Power Plan.
A press teleconference on Thursday, May 12 will introduce the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), which aims to help facilitate and deploy 60 GW of new corporate renewable energy capacity by 2025. Energy experts from Facebook, Invenergy, Microsoft and World Resources Institute will discuss the problems companies face and how Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance will help scale up renewables on the grid.
New analysis from World Resources Institute shows that Illinois is in a strong position to meet or exceed its emissions target under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce emissions from the power sector.
This fact sheet examines how Illinois can use its existing policies and infrastructure to meet its emission standards under the Clean Power Plan while minimizing compliance costs, ensuring reliability, and harnessing economic opportunities.
On August 3, 2015, EPA finalized standards for existing power plants that will help drive additional CO2 emission reductions by 2030.