This handbook is designed to be a user-friendly guide rather than a technical compendium or comprehensive collection of relevant legislation. The focus is on national legislation, but the report encompasses national constitutional provisions, regulations and state and local laws.
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This report sets out the main findings of discussions carried out by the Developing Countries Group of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform with regard to identifying and defining an effective financial mechanism to bolster renewables in microgrids as a part of a least-cost strategy for
This report focuses on the important role of renewable energy technologies in responding to the dual challenge of reducing energy poverty while mitigating climate change.
The report provides policy information on the assessment of the environmental and social costs and benefits of biofuels. It examines concerns of critical developments and reviews the options for a more sustainable use of biomass and measures to increase resource productivity.
This report provides brief overviews of industry trends and global investment in the renewable energy sector and then focuses on outlining tax and incentive policies from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, No
This database is intended to be a comprehensive collection of building energy efficiency policies from select countries around the world. Policymakers can access this database to find out what policies and incentive schemes are being implemented around the world.
The authors of this paper argue that the breakdown in conventional policy labels represents an important shift in renewable electricity policy, one that policymakers, analysts, government officials and investors around the world need to better understand.
This report describes energy efficiency trends in G20 countries based a set of homogeneous energy efficiency indicators. The indicators are designed to monitor changes in energy efficiency and to allow cross-country comparisons of various energy efficiency situations.
This report presents a novel overarching framework to help policymakers understand the evolution of renewable energy policy.
This website is a resource platform for local governments to find possible low emission development solutions for their cities. It contains sectoral and cross-sectoral packages of activities, and it is structured along local government responsibilities and spheres of influence.