This study aims to determine the greenhouse gas emissions mitigation potential from building-related energy policies. Using scenario analysis, it examines the global potential in 2020, 2030, and 2050 for building-sector policies to promote greenhouse gas reductions.
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The authors of this report review advances in energy efficiency legislation and how it has played out in the market through the year 2011. The report follows 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made in prior years by the International Energy Agency.
This report analyzes energy efficiency policies and best practices, and it offers a discussion-like overview of considerations to ensure that the proper policy paths are pursued.
This study offers one of the first perspectives on the job-creation role of rural energy access. The authors find that there is significant potential for job creation due to rural energy access initiatives, especially small-scale renewables.
This report assesses—at the micro level for the whole region—the distributional impact of raising energy tariffs to cost recovery levels and to simulate policy options to cushion these impacts.
This report details the extent of climate finance from all associated institutions, including mitigation and adaptation activities through several sectors. The report covers data for 2012, definitions of terms, regional coverage and methodologies.
This publication reports on a case study performed to bring metered electrical services to a slum in Brazil. The authors report on the entire process, results, performance, and lessons in sustainability and ability to reproduce viable results.
This paper provided a basis for discussion during a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities strategy workshop. It explores the current market status of ethanol (E85 - 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and flexible-fuel vehicles in the United States.
This report details the dangers of oil dependence, explains the benefits of electrification, describes the challenges facing electric cars—including battery technology and cost, infrastructure financing, regulatory requirements, electric power sector interface and consumer acceptance issues—and
This white paper covers all important aspects of methanol as a transportation fuel.