ENERGY EFFICIENCY, CLEAN POWER AND THE SMART GRID
Our report highlights the need for integrated strategies in reducing energy use, increased distributed renewable energy generation, and a more intelligent electrical grid and explores the role of the “smart grid” in developing a more sustainable, energy efficient future.
Global Solar Report Card
The Global Solar Report Card by Global Green USA and Green Cross International outlines successes and failures in 16 countries’ (and the state of California’s) efforts in designing promising policy frameworks for sustained solar development. It finds all countries still in the early phases of solar deployment. The ranking is based on a 100-point system that allocates points for the amount of solar installed so far, as well as for drivers of future growth, including financial and regulatory incentives, and educational and advocacy efforts.
Solar City Report: How Los Angeles can Gain the Economic and Environmental Competitive Edge
Global Green USA's proposal for the City of Los Angeles to develop its solar resources by committing to "carving out" 1% (80 megawatts) of its electrical generation capacity for photovoltaic technology. Benefits for the City include economic development opportunities, stabilizing electric rates, improving air quality and reducing green house gas emissions. Winter 2005.
Global Green USA’s Policy Report Series Community Development Through Climate Solutions: Los Angeles and Beyond
Funded by the Ford Foundation - This report identifies strategies that can simultaneously build community assets while promoting strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report suggests using existing financial regimes or creating new ones where necessary and by engaging community and non-environmental stakeholders.