This report addresses the transmission and operational impacts of interconnecting a major increase in the amount of renewable resources to the power grid.
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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.
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
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) State Lead by Example Guide identifies best practices and state examples of clean energy activities; highlights the benefits and costs of taking action; and identifies issues, strategies and resources for implementing key steps.
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 International Energy Agency's Demand-Side Management (DSM) Programme was charged with studying issues surrounding the integration of energy efficiency, distributed generation, renewable energy resources and energy storage technologies—both locally and globally—to maximize the value of the r
This report reviews the emissions and environmental issues associated with geothermal energy. Environmental issues addressed include noise pollution, water quality, land use, geothermal resources and impacts on wildlife and vegetation.
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.