The Green New Deal has inspired activism and debate, but not much action on Capitol Hill so far. That hasn't stopped states, cities and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico from taking bold steps now.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) are reportedly teaming up on a Green New Deal proposal.There are five questions legislators will need to consider before developing a zero-carbon economy plan.
Power from solar and wind requires zero or little water, unlike coal, gas and other forms of thermal power. Renewable energy can therefore be particularly attractive to water-stressed countries looking to meet their increasing electricity demands without producing emissions.
Vietnam's businesses and government could chart an unprecedented shift toward towards clean energy for Southeast Asia — if they can first address some key barriers.
India plans to generate 160 gigawatts of wind and solar power by 2022, creating 330,000 new jobs. For the country's rural poor, these clean energy positions offer a lucrative alternative to subsistence farming.
This publication proposes a methodology to provide a credible way to estimate mobilized private finance, from public interventions (e.g., policy), for climate finance tracking.
This working paper is designed to equip utilities to create desirable renewable energy products by outlining the needs of large-scale energy buyers, sharing the common practices of successful green tariffs to date, and highlighting key regulatory considerations.
Representatives from countries accounting for 90 percent of the world’s clean energy investment and 75 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions will gather in Beijing this week for the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial. Will they advance renewable energy and efficiency, or will the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement set the talks back?
Utilities are finally starting to embrace wind and solar in a big way, in large part because of corporate demand. Here's a visual look at the shifting state of green power
The U.S. Green Tariff Deals graph explores the renewable contracts signed by large-scale energy buyers and monopoly utilities via green tariffs.
More Americans now work in solar, wind and energy efficiency than in coal, natural gas and oil. Where these jobs are located may surprise you.
A Heritage Foundation report on the costs of climate action is full of holes, but repeatedly cited by policymakers.
A growing body of research shows that a strong economy and a healthy environment are not only complementary; each depends on the other.
Think of the shift to a low-carbon energy system like a savings plan for retirement. Starting at 45 won't provide the savings you need in your senior years, but starting at age 25 will, and at less overall cost.
With $25 trillion in global energy infrastructure to be built by 2030 and wind and solar becoming cost competitive, a clean energy revolution is underway. The American people and the economy would benefit from joining this movement.
India has committed to to provide 24-7 power to all households by 2019. Unlike previous targets, this time around, there seems to be more excitement that the goals might indeed be achievable.
U.S. states often tussle over who can attract the most innovative, high-growth businesses. Governors can increasingly point to a new factor that makes their state competitive: affordable renewable energy.
If President-elect Trump is serious about his promise to create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, then he should push America toward a strong, clean energy future.