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Residential Prosumers: Drivers and Policy Options (Re-Prosumers)

Source: 
International Energy Agency‌ (IEA)-Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD)
Date: 
June 2014

This report provides a comprehensive overview of residential prosumer. The authors analyze the influence of economical, behavioral and technological drivers for prosumer growth. The report provides policymakers with analysis on benefits, costs and risks in the justification for prosumer-related policies. Finally, it discusses the different forms of PV prosumer policy strategies based on the evaluation of drivers and national objectives.

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Technology and Application: Solar Power | Crosscutting | Renewable Energy
Deployment Sector: Commercial | Industrial | Residential | Utility
Deployment Programs: Lead by Example
Financial Incentives: Levelized Electricity Pricing

Sustainable Development Goals at the Subnational Level: Roles and Good Practices for Subnational Governments

Source: 
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Date: 
May 2014

As underlined widely in research on governance for sustainable development, the sub-national level plays a key role in implementing sustainable development This briefing note explores the role of the sub-national level in sustainable development goals, shows good practice and provides practical ideas based on real examples. It concludes that vertical coordination and integration needs to entail both top-down top-down leadership and bottom-up steering alongside bottom-up action, engagement and ownership. It recommends policymakers apply a situational and dynamic mix (metagoverance) of key governance styles, hierarchy, market and networks.

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Technology and Application: Other Crosscutting | Crosscutting
Deployment Sector: Non-profit/Government
Deployment Programs: Project Development

Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International Applications

Source: 
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Date: 
May 2014

This report analyses policy mechanisms employed internationally to encourage exploration for geothermal resources, and it assesses their potential applicability to the U.S. geothermal market. The study focuses on five of the policy types that are most relevant and applicable to the U.S. market and political context for the exploration and confirmation of conventional hydrothermal (geothermal) resources in the United States: drilling failure insurance, loan guarantees, subsidized loans, capital subsidies, and government-led exploration. It offers policymakers a guide for drafting geothermal support mechanisms for the exploration-drilling phase of geothermal development.

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Technology and Application: Electricity | Geothermal Power | Renewable Energy
Deployment Sector: Industrial | Non-profit/Government | Utility

Linking Heat and Electricity Systems: Co-generation and District Heating and Cooling Solutions for a Clean Energy Future

Source: 
International Energy Agency‌ (IEA)
Date: 
May 2014

This report highlights two underutilized but fully implementable technologies that efficiently integrate heat and electricity systems, provide flexibility and enhance energy security. It examines what restricts co‑generation and efficient district heating and cooling systems that can help de-carbonize the energy system.

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Technology and Application: Heating & Cooling | Other Heating & Cooling
Deployment Sector: Commercial | Industrial

REmap 2030: A Renewable Energy Roadmap

Source: 
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date: 
June 2014

This roadmap shows how a doubling of the global renewable energy share can be achieved by 2030 at negligible additional costs with actual net savings. It comes from a global study to provide renewable energy options based on a bottom-up analysis of 26 countries that account for three-quarters of the projected global energy demand. It encompasses the power sector as well as developments and potential in end-use sectors.

REN21 Renewables 2014 Global Status Report: Europe (Training Webinar)

This webinar—one in a series of webinars on the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century’s flagship report, Renewables Global Status Report—examined Europe to learn what changes happened in the region in 2013, learn which technologies are contributing to increased power capacity and hear how changes in policies have affected investment levels and market development in the region.

Organization: 
Clean Energy Solutions Center
Organization: 
Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
Date: 
July 2014

The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy

Source: 
Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
Source: 
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date: 
May 2014

This report examines the value-creation potential of solar and wind power as an important first step for continuing research and analysis. It presents a conceptual framework for analyzing macroeconomic, distributional, energy-related and other effects of large-scale renewable energy deployment.

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Technology and Application: Electricity | Solar Power | Wind Power | Renewable Energy

The Energy Community and the Energy Charter Treaty: Special Legal Regimes, their Systemic Relationship to the EU, and their Dispute Settlement Arrangements

Source: 
Queen Mary University of London
Date: 
May 2014

This paper presents an analysis of areas rich in energy-related natural resource endowments that are close to European Union (EU) borders and their systemic relationship to the EU. The authors refer to certain aspects of the meta-normative framework at the international law level that may apply to normative conflicts that often arise in pluralistic international law settings.

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Technology and Application: Electricity | Hydropower | Other Heating & Cooling | Energy Access
Deployment Sector: Industrial | Non-profit/Government
Policies: Regulations

Renewables Global Status Report

Source: 
REN21
Date: 
June 2014

Published annually since 2005, this report provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. It relies on up-to-date renewable energy data provided by an international network of hundreds of contributors, researchers and authors to enable “policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions.” The report covers recent developments and key trends. It does not provide analysis or forecasts. The report is also available for each year from 2005-2013.The Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) is a sister publication to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report (GTR).

Technology Roadmap: Energy Efficient Building Envelopes

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

The building envelope—the boundary between the conditioned interior of the building and the outdoors—can be improved to reduce the energy needed to heat and cool buildings, according to this roadmap, presents nine key actions that can be taken to transform how buildings are constructed. And, it describes actions for pursuing the energy efficient refurbishment of existing building stock.

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Technology and Application: Buildings | Heating & Cooling | Energy Efficiency
Policies: Regulations
Regulations: Building Codes
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