Best Practices

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

Public-Private Roundtables at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial

Source: 
Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat
Date: 
April 2013

During the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial, industry leaders came together in several public-private roundtables to move clean energy forward in these sectors: solar PV: reducing soft costs, clean vehicle adoption, power systems in emerging economies, renewables policy and finance, energy management systems and mini-grid development. This document summarizes those roundtables.

Overcoming Environmental, Administrative and Socioeconomic Barriers to Renewable Energy Technology Deployment

Source: 
International Energy Agency-Renewable Energy Technology Deployment
Date: 
July 2013

This report offers best practices for overcoming several of the more common barriers to renewables deployment. Though they are not all-inclusive, the case studies illustrate situations that are prevalent around the world. Through their analysis, the authors offer keys to deployment.

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Deployment Programs: Lead by Example

Buildings for Our Future: The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector

Source: 
Global Buildings Performance Network
Date: 
June 2013

A cumulative work commissioned by the Global Buildings Performance Network, this report explores the mitigation potential from buildings in China, the European Commission, India and the United States. Based on the potential, the authors offer an array of policy options for reaching building performance goals and offer roadmaps for implementation.

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Technology and Application: Buildings | Energy Efficiency
Deployment Sector: Non-profit/Government
Deployment Programs: Training & Education

The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America

Source: 
Worldwatch Institute
Date: 
June 2013

This report offers recommendations for Central America becoming a world leader in renewable energy. It outlines the technical assessments, policy recommendations, evaluations and analyses that Central America could use to advance the state of renewable energy. Social, political, economic and energy potential perspectives are factored into the report.

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013: International Energy Agency (IEA) Input to the Clean Energy Ministerial

Source: 
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Date: 
May 2013

The 2013 installment of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Tracking Clean Energy Progress series is the organization's official input to the Clean Energy Ministerial. It presents the organization's perspective on the development and deployment of key clean energy technologies in 2013. Technologies and sectors are compared to 2020 goals presented in the Energy Technology Perspectives 2°C scenario. Overall the findings are negative. Despite progress in the deployment of mature technologies such as solar photovoltaic (PV), onshore wind, biomass, and hydropower, the energy supply is not on track to meet the 2°C scenario targets. Areas of concern are the continued growth of coal-fired power generation, slow progress on industry and building efficiency, and low research, development, and development funding. The publication's website includes a wide array of downloadable data, visualizations, and a recording of the IEA's presentation of the report.

The China Greentech Report 2013: China at a Crossroads

Source: 
China Greentech Initiative
Date: 
June 2013

This report highlights China’s response to rapidly increasing pollution levels and the “greentech” progress made on the 12th five-year plan. It offers visions and roadmaps for greentech development in the built environment, electric vehicles, low-carbon eco-cities, next-generation energy value chains and sustainability.

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