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
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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 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 article outlines the ongoing microgrid research, development, and demonstration efforts currently in progress in Europe, the United States, Japan, and Canada as they have been presented in a series of microgrid symposiums started in Berkeley, California, on 17 June 2005, followed by a secon
The Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (AEO2012) reference case overview evaluates a wide range of trends and issues that could have major implications for U.S. energy markets. Projections in the AEO2012 reference case focus on the factors that shape U.S.
This study focuses on how energy efficiency programs and renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies, both separately and combined, will affect Michigan’s economy.
This website includes maps that summarize state activity across a range of clean energy policy areas. Each map provides further details about state activities in that policy area. The resource is part of the U.S.
This website provides access to a collection of webcasts and podcasts presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Climate and Energy Program.
This report provides general policy information on low-carbon options for electricity generation. It identifies the existing and potential low-carbon technologies as well as specific policies that would create widespread development and deployment of low-carbon tools.
This paper introduces stakeholders to the concept of a clean energy standard (CES), explains how a CES works, describes the benefits that a CES can deliver, and explores federal and subnational options for CES policies.