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This report details the state of European energy markets and the steps needed to develop fully competitive energy markets. It describes benefits of flexible energy markets, including security of supply and lower prices.

Source: European Commission
Date: March 2006

This report assesses the state of smart grid technology deployment in Europe by proving snapshots on a country-by-country basis. The report discusses each country's key pilot projects and research and deployment timelines, as well as key national-level policies.

Source: Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (Austria), University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Date: April 2011

This Esri report provides an overview of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool to develop renewable energy projects.

Source: Esri
Date: January 2010

This database provides global information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change, including country energy profiles, a list of key global stakeholders, policy and regulatory overviews, an energy and climate change glossary, a clean energy Web search, geobrowsing features, and

Source: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) developed the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind to help countries with assessing the renewable resources available and creating a deployment plan that will bring the most benefit.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency
Date: January 2013

The Energy Efficient Lighting Toolkit is designed to be the omnibus guide for countries to shift to energy efficient lighting. Policy best practices are discussed along with highlighting financial, energy, and environmental benefits.

Source: en.lighten, United Nations Environment Programme
Date: December 2012

The authors of this report review effective economic measures for increasing investment in energy efficiency in the buildings sector. All aspects of energy efficiency policy are reviewed, including policy and program design, and funding for programs.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA)
Date: December 2012

This document sets a foundation for a secure, interoperable smart grid in the United States and is the culmination of several years of work by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel.

Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Date: February 2012

Driven by the need to meet mandates under the 2008 Renewable Purchase Obligation, India launched a Renewable Energy Certificate market. The authors review the market and its failures after one year of trading and offer ways to move toward creating a successful market.

Source: Climate Policy Initiative, Indian School of Business
Date: December 2012

This report highlights China’s response to rapidly increasing pollution levels and the “greentech” progress made on the 12th five-year plan.

Source: China Greentech Initiative
Date: June 2013