WRI works with businesses, governments, and researchers of all kinds to ensure that technologies to provide low-carbon energy effectively, efficiently, and inexpensively are available and deployed around the world.
A variety of technologies, including wind power and solar power, exist today to provide low-cost, low-carbon power to nations and communities of all sizes, and a variety of policies and incentives can make renewable energy both effective and economical everywhere. WRI works to help stakeholders navigate the technical, financial, and policy issues surrounding renewable energy and energy efficiency, and promote those actions that make clean power available to everyone.
Clean electricity produced by the power of the wind and the sun is key to efforts to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. WRI provides resources to help key groups identify the right mix of policies, strategies, and incentives to maximize the benefits of these technologies. Read more
The majority of new electrical capacity around the world in the coming decades will be built in developing countries–the same countries that are at greatest risk from the impacts of climate change. WRI works with partners around the world to identify the right mechanisms for growing renewable energies in developing countries. Read more
» See all WRI resources on renewable energy in developing countries
The China Energy Efficiency Financing project seeks to help remove one of the principal barriers to implementing energy efficiency projects in the industrial sector in China – lack of access to financing sources under reasonable terms. Read more
- Working Paper: September, 2011