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  1. Financing Energy Efficiency: Lessons from Brazil, China, India, and Beyond

    This report details the need for energy efficiency interventions, models for energy efficiency investments suitable for the institutional environment, identifying and developing investment projects, and effectively delivering financing. Detailed global ca ...

    World Bank

    January 2008

  2. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

    This handbook is designed to be a user-friendly guide rather than a technical compendium or comprehensive collection of relevant legislation. The focus is on national legislation, but the report encompasses national constitutional provisions, regulations ...

    United Nations

    January 2007

  3. Best Practices for Sustainable Development of Micro Hydro Power in Developing Countries

    In this report, data shows that in certain circumstances, micro hydro power can be more appropriate and profitable than other energy supply options. Also, this report identifies and describes many funding models, including revolving funds; combinations of ...

    United Kingdom Department for International Development

    March 2000

  4. Publicly Backed Guarantees as Policy Instruments to Promote Clean Energy

    This report summarizes the experience of public financing agencies and relevant lessons learned regarding the use of publicly backed guarantees (PBGs) to build clean energy markets. A PBG is a contractual obligation by which a government (institution), ag ...

    United Nations

    January 2010

  5. Renewable Energy Markets in Developing Countries

    This paper provides a global overview of past market experience, existing applications and results of policies and programs for renewable energy. Lessons learned from past experience suggest the need for: transfer of technical know-how; new replicable bus ...

    Annual Review of Energy and the Environment

    January 2002

  6. Comparative Study on Rural Electrification Policies in Emerging Economies: Keys to Successful Policies

    This report analyses the rural electrification policies of Brazil, China, South Africa and India to help guide policymakers in developing an effective rural electrification plan. The document outlines the different paths that each country took to achieve ...

    International Energy Agency

    March 2010

  7. Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development: Modelling Energy Scenarios for Ghana

    This report compares the potential and cost of three national policies (renewable energy quota or REQ, public benefit fund, and clean development mechanism) to address accessibility, affordability, and import dependence issues in Ghana. Energy models foun ...

    United Nations

    May 2006

  8. Increasing the Share of Low-Carbon Energy Sources in the Fuel Mix

    This report assesses the need for energy services in least-developed countries, developing countries, emerging economies, and developed countries, as well as barriers and classes of policies to address them. Examples of forward looking policies in develop ...

    United Nations

    June 2011

  9. Powering Tourism: Electrification and Efficiency Options for Rural Tourism Facilities

    This document provides information to help tourism professionals understand and evaluate the options for meeting off-grid energy needs of rural tourism facilities. A seven-step approach is presented for assessing, planning, and implementing electrificatio ...

    United States Agency for International Development

    January 2009

  10. Technology and Policy Studies Related to Renewable Energy Legislation in China

    This document includes four technical research reports and one policy research report: Study on Wind Power Development; Study on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Development; Study on Solar Thermal Application and Development; Study on Small Hydro Power Developmen ...

    Chinese Energy Research Institute

    June 2005