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.
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Quick growth in an unregulated market prompted the authors of this report to explore voluntary purchases of renewable energy.
This paper offers lessons learned from the 16 regional and utility-specific, distributed solar generation studies summarized in A Review of Solar PV Benefit and Cost Studies, a July 2013 report by the Rocky Mountain Institute.
This report reviews numerous voluntary renewable energy purchase markets in the United States. Sales, customer participation, community programs, and tradable certificate pricing are explored from several perspectives to identify market trends and opportunities for future growth.
This website was created as a joint initiative between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland in order to develop new opportunities to train university students in the following interdisciplinary areas: (1) integrated assessment modeling; (2) technology strategi
This website provides access to the International Energy Agency’s annual Energy Efficient Market Report.
This database describes energy efficiency policies and measures in about 90 countries. Information was collected with surveys in about 50 countries and literature reviews in the remaining, which included national energy efficiency plans and other maintained databases.
The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries.
The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization. As of 2016, the IGA has more than 5,000 members in over 65 countries.
This article in the the ICER Chronicle details a novel approach to a distributed solar tariff, called the “Value of Solar” tariff (“VOST”), which addresses important utility and customer issues, and offers some significant improvements over traditional net metering approaches.