26 April 2013
Presentation: Introduction to the webinar and presenter (PDF)
Presentation—RETScreen’s Clean Energy Policy Toolkit (PDF)
Transcript—Webinar audio transcript (PDF)
RETScreen is well-known around the world as a tool to analyze the viability of clean energy projects. However, it is also useful for planning, designing, implementing, and reviewing the viability of clean energy policies. RETScreen allows participants in the policy process to consider the technology, business, and finance of clean energy in an integrated fashion, thus helping to develop appropriate—and ultimately, successful—policies. The Solutions Center in partnership with RETScreen International offered this webinar to introduce the audience to the RETScreen Clean Energy Policy Toolkit, which aims to provide appropriate and effective policy support tools for those involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of compliance with clean energy policy.
RETScreen's Clean Energy Policy Toolkit was funded by a grant from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) based in Austria.
Dinesh S. Parakh, Program Advisor
Dinesh S. Parakh manages strategic partnerships, training & capacity building, and business development for RETScreen International at Natural Resources Canada's CanmetENERGY centre in Varennes, Quebec. He is also the lead author of the RETScreen Clean Energy Legal Toolkit and the RETScreen Clean Energy Policy Toolkit. A lawyer in Ontario, Dinesh has 13 years of experience in international development and has worked extensively throughout Africa. He was formerly with the United Nations Development Programme and World Food Programme in South Africa, as well as the Canadian International Development Agency in Ottawa, Canada. Dinesh holds a B.A. with high honours from Yale University, and an M.A. and J.D. from the University of Toronto.