This paper introduces stakeholders to the concept of a clean energy standard (CES), explains how a CES works, describes the benefits that a CES can deliver, and explores federal and subnational options for CES policies.
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The authors of this report review advances in energy efficiency legislation and how it has played out in the market through the year 2011. The report follows 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made in prior years by the International Energy Agency.
Drawing from international experience and lessons, this paper focuses on wind-specific good practices for renewable electricity standards, feed-in tariffs, interconnection standards, net metering, financial incentives, and approaches to enable private finance.
This report examines the worldwide market for energy efficiency and provides energy efficiency market snapshots that review important drivers and developments in selected international energy agency (iea) countries.
This report highlights the many factors that have affected energy efficiency progress in 85 countries, representing more than 90% of global consumption.
This report examines cost reduction and technology improvement trends for a suite of renewable energy generation options, and it illuminates other factors that may influence their deployment through 2025.
This journal article brings together 50 “new-governance” instruments to understand better new governance for low-carbon buildings and what may be expected from it. The authors find that new-governance instruments fall short in exactly the same areas as do traditional instruments.
This publication examines the sectors, technologies and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
This report discusses the value of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies for developing countries and identifies financial approaches for CCS demonstration. It also addresses a major barrier of CCS development: high-capital cost and energy penalties.
This report aims to provide insight to policymakers, building owners, and other market actors regarding the ways in which new and innovative business models and policy measures can stimulate the deployment of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures in the built environment.