The main purpose of this handbook is to assist people who are working in or with local government to develop sustainable energy and climate action plans and implementation programs.
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This publication is an abridged version of a paper that analyses the policy packages of China, India, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States that directly or indirectly affect industrial energy efficiency or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
This paper presents the results of the study of the impact of Energy Consumption Management System (ECMS), a demand-side management system, on consumer demand in the European Union.
This paper examines the results of demand response (DR) implementation throughout the European Union, focusing on the factors that have either aided development of DR or acted as barriers.
This report describes the impact of the deployment of a small-scale smart-metering system in Sabadell, Spain. The report provides the carbon dioxide emissions reduction stemming from the project and projects the impact on a national scale, if implemented.
This Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) report presents the findings of the Energy Demand Research Project, a project conducted by energy suppliers that sought to determine the consumer response to varying levels of information about their energy consumption.
The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. We need a transformation of the UK economy while ensuring secure, low carbon energy supplies to 2050, and face major choices about how to do this.
This report assesses policy measures used to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, including standards, fiscal incentives, behavioral changes, and technology development. It provides an overview of the incentives and disincentives for each type of policy measure.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) - Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD) program’s mandate is to address cross-cutting issues that influence the deployment of renewable energy and to act as a vehicle to accelerate the market introduction and deployment of renewable energy technologi
This market report from the Geothermal Energy Association provides an overview of the international geothermal power industry in 2011-2012. The authors find that global geothermal energy growth has far outpaced growth in the United States.