This paper examines the ways different European Union (EU) member states, including the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Denmark and Belgium, have implemented energy supplier obligations and white certificate programs and how different designs have impacted the results.
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This report examines the findings of the U.S.
This paper describes how California (CA)'s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) promoted emerging technologies from 1997 to 2000 to increase energy efficiency in the buildings sector.
This paper attempts to answer the following questions: What is new about the recent raft of white certificate energy efficiency schemes and is there anything that makes them more effective than the older approaches?
This resource presents demand response (DR) potential results from top-performing programs in the United States and Canada, as well as a DR potential survey instrument for residential direct load control programs. It also summarizes computer modelling approaches to estimating DR potential.
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.
This presentation from the Fraunhofer ISE discusses various elements of solar air-conditioning and refrigeration technology, including components and systems, deployment achievements, a comparison between solar thermal and solar photovoltaics, challenges to further market penetration, and conclu
This website presents an overview of total installed wind energy capacity in Spain per year from 2000 to 2010. The page also presents the main market developments from 2010; a policy summary; a discussion of the revision in feed-in tariffs in 2010; and a future market outlook.
This report contains an overview of renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE/EE) legislation and policies in China at the national level along with examples of RE/EE activities in the provinces, several major municipalities and some autonomous regions.
The handbook compiles information from multiple sources on the major barriers confronting the deployment of renewable energy and distributed generation, cogeneration and combined heat and power (alternative energy) projects into one document.