Best Practices

Biofuels and the Sustainability Challenge: A Global Assessment of Sustainability Issues, Trends and Policies for Biofuels and Related Feedstocks

Source: 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Date: 
January 2013

This report delivers a comprehensive look at major issues in biofuels and their feedstocks. Economic and technical assessments for production and utilization; issues, methods and initiatives in sustainability; and certification schemes are assessed on their own merits and how they relate in the broader view of climate change and sustainability.

Low Carbon Technologies Can Transform Latin America's Bus Fleets

Source: 
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Source: 
Clinton Climate Initiative
Source: 
Inter-American Development Bank
Date: 
December 2013

This report examines urban growth and the subsequent demand in transportation options under the lens of trying to find less carbon-intensive and healthier forms of people movement. The result of implemented programs, this report considers the environmental and social benefits of leapfrogging technology and documents areas for potential improvement.

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Technology and Application: Public Transit | Clean Transportation
Deployment Programs: Demonstration Projects

Shaping a Global Goal on Energy Access that Leaves No One Behind (Briefing)

Source: 
International Institute for Environment and Development
Date: 
November 2013

This briefing delivers an overview of the state of energy access and effective methods for increasing it. The author draws on past research to identify priorities for achieving universal energy access and going beyond meeting survival needs to goals that will improve lives.

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Technology and Application: Energy Access
Deployment Sector: Non-profit/Government
Policies: Regulations
Regulations: Mandates/Targets

Renewable Energy in West Africa: Status, Experiences and Trends

Source: 
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Source: 
Canary Island Institute of Technology
Source: 
Casa Africa
Date: 
January 2012

This publication examines many aspects of renewable energy in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Many authors contributed to these in-depth examinations from many different viewpoints.

Opportunities for Success and CO2 Savings from Appliance Energy Efficiency Harmonization

Source: 
Collaborative Labeling and Appliances Standards Program
Source: 
Navigant Consulting
Date: 
April 2011

The authors of this report reviewed energy efficiency standards and labeling programs in China, the European Commission, India, Japan and the United States, focusing on residential, commercial and industrial equipment. After their review, the authors identify products with the greatest potential for global harmonization and demonstrate how much CO2 and energy could be saved if standards were harmonized.

Compliance Counts: A Practitioner's Guidebook on Best Practice Monitoring, Verification, and Enforcement for Appliance Standards and Labeling

Source: 
Mark Ellis & Associates
Source: 
Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program
Date: 
September 2010

The authors of this report provide the reasoning for a robust monitoring and verification program for standards and labels regulation. In addition, the report lays out best practices for implementing monitoring and verification schemes that can be used effectively in any situation.

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Technology and Application: Appliances & Equipment | Lighting | Energy Efficiency
Deployment Sector: Non-profit/Government
Policies: Regulations

Energy Efficiency Labels and Standards: A Guidebook for Appliances, Equipment, and Lighting (2nd Edition)

Source: 
Collaborative Labeling and Appliances Standards Program
Source: 
United States Agency for International Development
Source: 
United Nations Foundation
Date: 
February 2005

This guidebook was written to help policymakers develop and maintain effective standards and labeling programs for appliances, equipment and lighting in their jurisdictions. It helps develop the program, and it ensures feasibility and aids in developing the right program for the right situation.

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Technology and Application: Appliances & Equipment | Lighting | Energy Efficiency
Deployment Sector: Non-profit/Government
Policies: Regulations

Expanding Access to Pro-Poor Energy Services in Nigeria

Source: 
International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development
Date: 
October 2012

This paper examines energy poverty in Nigeria, including funding sources, political interest and policy implementation. After reviewing the best practices of other developing countries, the authors suggest several practices that would have an impact the country's poor and the ecosystems that are part of the people's fuel sources.

Best Pracitce Guide for High-Performance Indian Office Buildings

Source: 
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date: 
April 2013

This paper reviews best practices for creating energy efficient buildings in India. Policymakers can use information in the paper to inform policy construction and coalition building for energy efficiency policy. It suggests crosscutting opportunities in policy and energy efficiency studies.

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Technology and Application: Buildings | Energy Efficiency

An Approach to Designing Energy Delivery Models that Work for People Living in Poverty

Source: 
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Source: 
International Institute for Environment and Development
Date: 
September 2013

This report stresses the need for energy access and provides information about relevant tools. Collaboration in development, the identification of market needs, and delivery are all a part of the authors’ methods. While not policy-focussed, the authors allude to policy tools that can benefit the growth of energy access, including grants and rebates, feed-in tariffs, education, and credit enhancements.

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Deployment Sector: Non-profit/Government
Regulations: Feed-in Tariffs
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