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.
This website provides a compilation of best practices and experiences in the use of natural gas vehicles, the production of biogas and natural gas and the expansion of fueling infrastructure in countries including Sweden, Finland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.
This report—which is based on a country-by-country assessment of supply, demand, renewable energy potential and technology prospects—recommends 14 actions to accelerate the Africa’s renewable energy uptake in Africa.
This recorded webinar examines the Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) project, which provides indicators for assessing the legal and regulatory landscape for investment in sustainable energy.
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.
According to the authors, this report reveals the major potential for societies to raise economic performance and extend significant environmental and social benefits through improved energy productivity.
This publication examines the sectors, technologies and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
This working paper is one in a series focused on key innovations and challenges of the Clean Technology Fund. It analyses the investment plans that the Fund has endorsed to date and makes the case for greater emphasis on institutional capacity and governance in program design.
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.