This database provides comprehensive information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States.
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Solopt is a tool that optimizes the mixture of rooftop solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. It simulates numerous combinations of both types of systems based on user input to meet user-defined goals such as minimizing levelized cost of energy or maximizing greenhouse gas reduction.
This report briefly explores energy efficiency in the United States. Highlights are an examination of both current trends and where these trends are likely to take efficiency in the future. Policy is a large part of the focus, and the report highlights the efficacy of U.S.
This report analyzes five different models of financing for clean tech industry development. These include: Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA); Clean Energy Victory Bonds; Tax Credit Bonds; Federal Loan Guarantees; and Clean Tech City Funds.
This report from the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy outlines an aggressive, yet achievable, goal for increasing energy productivity. The authors suggest policies and identify avenues for collaboration across all energy end-use sectors.
This report describes how 2015 was a watershed year for international development, with global leaders meeting to adopt a new set of sustainable development goals, as well as the financing framework that underpins those goals.
One of the biggest impediments to further clean energy progress is a lack of capital for technologies that have advanced out of the lab but still require testing and trails before being deployed.
This report outlines best practices for achieving sustainable private sector markets that are effective in reducing energy demand.
This white paper is part of Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2014.
This handbook is designed to be a user-friendly guide rather than a technical compendium or comprehensive collection of relevant legislation. The focus is on national legislation, but the report encompasses national constitutional provisions, regulations and state and local laws.