This report explores mechanisms that policymakers have implemented to limit feed-in tariff policy costs. If designed clearly and transparently, such mechanisms can align policymaker and market expectations for project deployment. Three different policy tools are evaluated: (1) caps.
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This report analyses the rural electrification policies of Brazil, China, South Africa and India to help guide policymakers in developing an effective rural electrification plan. The document outlines the different paths that each country took to achieve their goals of rural electrification.
This report reviews four energy efficiency programs for low income households: (1) the Brazilian Electricity Public Benefits Fund, (2) the Programme for Biomass Energy Conservation (ProBEC) in Southern Africa, (3) the United Kingdom’s Fuel Poverty Strategy (especially the Warm Front Scheme) and
This guide is a comprehensive resource created to assist local governments and stakeholders in designing and implementing a strategic local solar plan. This guide includes examples and models that have been field-tested in cities and counties in the United States.
This report is intended to help policymakers learn about the best and worst practices in net metering and interconnection policies. Freeing the Grid analyzes each state’s approach and the likelihood of success in achieving the goals of these policies.
This handbook is intended for listing organizations, companies and institutions that are instrumental in the project development process.
This paper provides a global overview of past market experience, existing applications and results of policies and programs for renewable energy.
This report contains an overview of renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE/EE) legislation and policies in China at the national level along with examples of RE/EE activities in the provinces, several major municipalities and some autonomous regions.
The handbook compiles information from multiple sources on the major barriers confronting the deployment of renewable energy and distributed generation, cogeneration and combined heat and power (alternative energy) projects into one document.
The first part of this report briefly describes successful programs for several renewable energy technologies, providing Internet links for more information, as well as contact information.