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This report discusses the role of the private sector in the design and implementation of technology transfer initiatives. It also outlines key questions that policymakers should consider when developing energy efficiency programmes to attract private investment and development.

Source: Institute for Building Efficiency
Date: August 2010

This report details the major trends in the United States light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets as well as the underlying trends that caused them. The report pays special attention to the progress of high-efficiency and alternative-fuel technologies.

Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Date: February 2012

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.

Source: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Date: November 2011

This paper quantifies the impact of state-level policies on renewable energy development in order to better understand the role of policy on development and inform policymakers on the policy mechanisms that provide maximum benefit.

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Date: July 2009

This guide explores several of the most promising financing mechanisms that can be integrated into renewable portfolio standard (RPS) programs: solar-specific provisions, feed-in tariffs, and market-based auctions.

Source: CleanEnergy States Alliance
Date: March 2010

This webcast focuses on state and municipal revoloving loan funds (RLF), which are funds of capital used to provide loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. The RLF is an effective tool for residential energy efficiency improvements.

Source: United States Department of Energy
Date: December 2009

This presentation provides an overview of the commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which may be used by local governments in the United States to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.

Source: United States Department of Energy

This website provides access to multiple cost calculators to estimate energy and cost savings for energy-efficient products and appliances, including lighting, air conditioners, heat pumps, boilers, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, ovens, computers, printers, and faucets.

Source: United States Department of Energy

This website provides a series of best practices for communities participating in Minnesota's GreenStep Cities program. The recommendations come with a downloadable or online spreadsheet to track implementation as well as a categorization system for communities.

Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Date: June 2010

This report examines venture capital as a clean energy financing tool with a specific analysis of the role of public sector-sponsored venture capital.

Source: SEF Alliance, United Nations, New Energy Finance, Oak Foundation
Date: January 2008