This European Commission communication to the European Parliament and Council concludes that moving towards a low carbon economy needs new technology to be conceived, tested, and then deployed. Public and private investment in energy technology development has to increase substantially.
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This report is produced yearly by the European Commission in order to provide: 1) a concise and authoritative assessment of a portfolio of low-carbon energy technologies currently in place in the European Commission; 2) their current and estimated future market penetration and the barriers to th
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
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.
This web-based database provides detailed project output documents from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) projects. The database contains output documents from specific types of energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy programmes.
This Guide is an introduction to the financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency, designed to help entrepreneurs and public officials, financiers, and donor organizations.
This study on Poland is part of the World Bank’s series of low-carbon growth studies. It poses the question of how Poland can transition to a low-emissions economy as successfully as it underwent transition to a market economy in the early 1990s.
This report details a recent exploration of climate finance readiness in Tanzania. The authors detail markets, policy, finance and the projected future of climate readiness in the country. And, they offer suggestions for policy and program development to improve climate readiness.
This report—which is based on a country-by-country assessment of supply, demand, renewable energy potential and technology prospects—recommends 14 actions to accelerate the Africa’s renewable energy uptake in Africa.