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This briefing paper summarizes innovative loan approaches and practices that have worked effectively for state clean energy loan programs across the country.

Source: Clean Energy States Alliance
Date: March 2009

This review of 32 of the largest photovoltaic (PV) programs in the United States demonstrates that many different mechanisms to encourage system performance are being employed across the country.

Source: Clean Energy States Alliance, United States Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date: November 2006

This report reviews energy policies promoting distributed generation (DG), renewable energy sources (RES) and policy and market instruments in the European Union (EU)-15 Member States. Specifically, the report focuses on feed-in tariffs and net metering.

Source: European Commission
Date: May 2007

This report presents lessons for implementing local renewables policies in cities large and small, local government activities to drive renewable energy, as well as how national governments can create enabling frameworks for cities. Local governments are ideal drivers of change.

Source: Renewable Energy Policy Network for 21st Century
Date: May 2011

This report examines how Smart Grid deployment will effect utilities, equipment and service providers, and policymakers, and goes on to suggest how each group should respond to the immense challenges and yet great opportunities that Smart Grid brings to the electric grid system.

Source: McKinsey
Date: June 2010

This report aims to define the current methods of providing net metering in restructured states and to set the stage for further discussion that may later inform best practices around net metering in retail choice markets.

Source: Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Date: December 2010

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.

Source: International Energy Agency, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
Date: November 2011

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.

Source: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

This guide explains in detail how farmers can easily implement cost-saving energy efficiency and renewable energy measures into their operations. Throughout the report, there are case studies of successful programs from around the country.

Source: Vermont Law School: Institute for Energy and the Environment, Ag Energy Solutions
Date: September 2008

This spreadsheet-based model can be used to estimate the delivered cost of energy for power plants, including the levelised cost of energy as well as transmission and distribution (T&D).

Source: The World Bank - Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Date: June 2012