International Energy Agency (IEA)-Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD)
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.
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clean Energy Solutions Center
Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
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.
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.
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).
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.