Author: World Resources Institute

The Growth & Challenges Of Distributed Solar PV In China

In China, distributed solar PV is growing remarkably faster than large-scale solar power stations. China’s new installed capacity of distributed solar PV in 2017 was 19.4 gigawatts — 3.6 times higher than it was just a year before. Distributed solar PV generated 13.7 terawatt-hours of electricity in 2017, enough to power all the households in Beijing for 7.5 months. The accumulated installed capacity of distributed solar PV now accounts for 27.1% of China’s total solar PV installation.

In The Year Since Trump Announced Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement, The World Is Moving…

One year ago this week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The president claimed that the Agreement was a bad deal for America. The reality is that his disavowal of the treaty is putting the United States increasingly at odds with the rest of the world and harming the American people.

How 3 Women Are Changing The World With Solar Energy

This blog showcases three women from the developing world who have used small-scale solar panels, solar cook stoves, and solar lanterns to become successful businesswomen. Their stories demonstrate how women serve as frequent decision makers regarding how household energy is used and how they can serve as ideal agents of change who successfully spearhead the proliferation of solar energy.

Debunking 4 Sustainable Investing Myths

Enthusiasm for sustainable investing is surging. Already, more than $8.7 trillion of investment capital is managed using environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in U.S. markets alone, a 184% increase since 2010. This pot of money increasingly includes investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy, affordable housing and more, as well as investments that more holistically integrate broad ESG factors.