Policy Data Resources

IEA PAMS headerThe International Energy Agency's (IEA's) Policies and Measures Databases offer access to information on energy-related policies and measures taken or planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and support renewable energy development and deployment.

This page offers access to a variety of databases on clean energy policies that countries have taken in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It serves as a gateway to several international organizations that have already developed these policy databases as well as energy efficiency indicators. Please note the list of databases highlighted below might not exhaustive. If key information from your country is missing, please help us to improve the quality of this page by contacting us.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Database (IREEED )

IREEED is a publicly available database that is a repository of all central and state government policies, incentives, and programmes related to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency

Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database

The International Energy Agency’s Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) database is a global “one-stop shop” for buildings energy efficiency policies. Users can access the database for effective policies being implemented worldwide, including buildings energy codes, buildings energy labels, and incentives schemes for training, technical assistance, and raising awareness.

Energy Efficiency Database (Odyssee)

Odyssee's unique collection of historically based energy efficiency data enables to review and benchmark each European Union (EU) member's progress in terms of energy efficiency and to access energy consumption information by sector, end-use and impact on CO2 emissions reduction. Enerdata is the technical coordinator of the European programme Odyssee, dedicated to energy use and efficiency data and indicators in Europe, on behalf of all EU Energy Agencies, and of the European Commission.

Energy Efficiency Indicators (WEC)

These energy efficiency indicators have been prepared by Enerdata for the World Energy Council (WEC) Committee on Energy Efficiency Policies and Indicators in partnership with l'ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency. The committee promotes and supports the development, introduction, and implementation of energy efficiency policies around the world, taking into account the international experience, including the evaluation of the impact of energy efficiency policies and measures on the actual energy efficiency performance of national economies, industries and other economic activities and various consumer groups. Approximately 30 energy efficiency indicators have been produced by main world region and WEC member countries

Global Standards and Labels Database (CLASP)

The Collaborative Labeling & Appliance Standards Program Global Standards and Labels (S&L) Database is an online resource that allows policymakers and S&L practitioners to compare appliance, lighting and equipment energy efficiency policies and regulations across countries and by product; to explore specific information about those policies; and to view and understand the legislative framework and history of S&L by country and economic region. For additional appliance and equipment information, visit the CLASP website.

Industrial Efficiency Policy Database (IIP)

The Industrial Efficiency Policy Database (Institute for Industrial Productivity) offers a layered analysis of policies according to a “policy pyramid” that connects various policies, measures and implementation tools together so that policymakers and others can best understand the total policy package in and across various countries.

Industrial Energy Efficiency Policy Database (UNIDO)

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization's Industrial Energy Efficiency Policy (IEEP) Database offers access to information on policy measures that have been implemented or planned to improve industrial energy efficiency at national level. The IEEP Database allows policymakers, energy analysts and advisors, energy entrepreneurs and investors, non-governmental organizations, international organizations and other users to explore information on the implementation, challenges and outcomes of industrial energy efficiency policy measures. At last count, the database included more than 250 policy measures from 40 countries.

U.S. State Energy Efficiency Policy (ACEEE )

This database—from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)—serves as a comprehensive gateway to detailed information on a variety of state energy policies, and is searchable by state, or by policy area. The American Council for an Energy- Efficient Economy also produces broad-scale comparisons of state policies and un-tapped opportunities.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Development Initiative (EBRD )

The Renewable Development Initiative offers country profiles, news, project, policy, and market information for 27 countries within the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD's) area of operations (Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union).

Renewables Interactive Map (REN21 )

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) Renewables Interactive Map is a research tool for tracking the development of renewable energy worldwide. The Map offers a streamlined method for gathering and sharing information on economic development and policy frameworks in the field of renewable energies. The interactive features of the map allow for browsing by country or world region and for searches by RE technology or RE sector. In conjunction with the Renewables Global Status Report, the Renewables Interactive Map offers an updated, interactive, and user friendly picture of the global status of renewables.

Renewable Energy in Central and Eastern Europe (eA)

The enerCEE.net website—from the Austrian Energy Agency—provides summaries of existing and emerging policies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Databases of Incentives and Policies

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (U.S. DOE)

The Database of State Incentives and Policies for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)—from the U.S. Department of Energy—is a comprehensive source of incentives and policies at the state, local, utility and federal levels that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States.

Incentive Program Gateway (Open EI)

The Incentive Program Gateway is an evolving source of information on financing renewable energy.

Other Policy Databases

Legal Sources on Renewable Energy (RES)

RES LEGAL is a professionally edited collection of important legal sources on support schemes and grid issues in the EU's 27 member states. RES LEGAL aims both to provide a quick overview of the different national legal frameworks and to present detailed information on provisions regarding individual generation technologies (wind, solar, geothermal and water energy, biogas and biomass) in a clear, concise and convenient way.

Policy and Regulation Database (REEEP )

This policy and regulation review database contains policy frameworks, regulatory institutions and mechanisms relevant to renewable energy and energy efficiency, country by country in several regions - Latin America; Southern, Central and Eastern Africa; South Asia; Russia and the former Soviet Union; Central and Eastern Europe; South-East Asia and Pacific countries.