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.
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This website provides case studies of local governments that are powering their operations and lowering their emissions using renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal technologies and methane capture from landfills.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This report highlights China’s response to rapidly increasing pollution levels and the “greentech” progress made on the 12th five-year plan.
This website compiles articles and information about renewable energy capacity, potential and markets from around the world. Some of the research presented is more in-depth and available for purchase while the majority is free and publicly available.
The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), in collaboration with the Advisory Services of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), carried out a comprehensive training program on renewable energy for World Bank Group staff in 2012.