Research in Brief

FITs and Starts: Getting Renewable Power to the Grid

FITs and Starts: Getting Renewable Power to the Grid

A researcher evaluates two lesser-known methods to spur renewable energy production. He finds them wanting.

China’s Thirst for Energy

China's insatiable thirst for energy means climate change is inevitable.

The Suburban Startup

Entrepreneurs go belly up in the city. Not so much in the suburbs.

The Microcredit Balancing Act

Is there such a thing as too much microcredit?

Will Basel III Help or Hurt?

Will new regulations make the financial system safe or just ineffective?

Does Post-Disaster Aid Reach the Neediest Populations?

The outpouring of aid in Haiti failed to reach the people who needed it most.

Metro Recovery in a Global Economy

U.S. metros, the nation's exporters, are driving economic recovery.

A New Standard for Transit Investments

Livability principles can help policymakers prioritize transit spending, especially for Bus Rapid Transit.

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Gas’s Golden Age: The World Energy Outlook

The future of natural gas is bright. Switching to gas, though, is no panacea.

The Financial Industry: Too Important to Leave to Bankers

Improved disclosure of financial information and compensation schemes that tie executive pay to credit quality could help avoid another financial collapse.