This paper examines energy efficiency's role in boosting economic growth and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how the transition to a global clean energy economy depends on the world's cities, which accounting for roughly 75 per cent of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
This regularly published report analyses PV competitiveness with retail and wholesale energy markets for residential segment (PV systems of 3 kW), commercial (PV systems of 30 kW) and the utility-scale segment (PV systems of 50 MW).
This report analyses the nature of variable renewable energy and the resulting challenges associated with integrating variable renewable energy technologies into a power system. It highlights the importance of increased flexibility when integrating high levels of variable renewable energy.
As distributed energy resource technologies proliferate on the grid, resulting changes to the grid will make it more efficient and reliable, and will provide end users with the opportunity to more proactively use energy and reduce the cost of services.
This report presents data on biofuel production in tropical countries in an attempt to provide a preliminary discussion of the agro-environmental impact of biofuel development. Specific attention is paid to Brazil and Malaysia, as they are the major possible exporters to the European Union.
This article explores governance options and regimes for addressing climate change in building stock. Specifically, the authors investigate how building regulatory systems and related polices are addressing the current and future effects of climate change.
This journal article brings together 50 “new-governance” instruments to understand better new governance for low-carbon buildings and what may be expected from it. The authors find that new-governance instruments fall short in exactly the same areas as do traditional instruments.
The European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework requires the transport, building and agriculture sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below a 2005 baseline by 2030.
This report introduces capacity mechanisms—a policy instrument for power markets—to a non-expert audience. The authors consider the implications of capacity mechanisms for meeting parallel objectives of security of supply and decarbonisation.