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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This report explores risk in energy investments in the United States from a regulator's standpoint. While focusing on risk, cost recovery mechanisms and levelized cost of energy are discussed in their respective roles in reducing investment risk.
This report analyzes energy efficiency policies and best practices, and it offers a discussion-like overview of considerations to ensure that the proper policy paths are pursued.
This document provides an analysis of the energy situation in West Africa as well as the region’s needs and options for energy development in the near future. The authors run the IRENA energy planning tool under four different scenarios and share their results.
This report provides a detailed and easily understandable assessment of levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for renewable electricity generation worldwide.
Energy performance contracting (EPC) is one approach to energy efficiency market growth. This report presents three main types of EPCs and recommends for how the International Finance Corporation can encourage the use of EPCs in developing countries.
This report provides some context for energy policy in Thailand, where support for renewable energy in the power sector have allowed individual small projects to attract more investment, which has led to faster growth than in most other Asian nations.
This report explores the experiences and challenges of the renewable energy sector to date, both in meeting the requirements of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RE IPPPP) and in planning for its longer-term implementation.
This report details the extent of climate finance from all associated institutions, including mitigation and adaptation activities through several sectors. The report covers data for 2012, definitions of terms, regional coverage and methodologies.
This two-year publication series features instances of best practice in clean energy policy in Germany and the United States.