This report describes issues that should be considered during the financing stage of hydropower projects and offers suggestions and alternatives to aid in securing financing for small-scale hydropower projects.
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This website provides access to a collection of webcasts and podcasts presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Climate and Energy Program.
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.
This special edition of the Sustainable Energy Regulation Network (SERN) Policy and Regulatory Review outlines the legislation, policies, and roles of institutions related to renewable energy and energy efficiency in India, at both the central government and state levels.
This presentation shows the results of the Institute for Building Efficiency's 2012 energy efficiency survey. The institute surveyed nearly 3,500 decision makers in a variety of sectors who are responsible for energy use in buildings—examining trends in priorities and practices.
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 report analyzes energy efficiency policies and best practices, and it offers a discussion-like overview of considerations to ensure that the proper policy paths are pursued.
Energy performance contracting (EPC) is one approach to energy efficiency market growth. This report presents three main types of EPCs and recommends for how the International Finance Corporation can encourage the use of EPCs in developing countries.
This report details the extent of climate finance from all associated institutions, including mitigation and adaptation activities through several sectors. The report covers data for 2012, definitions of terms, regional coverage and methodologies.
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.