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Countries can achieve substantial improvements in energy efficiency by implementing policies and programs that mandate or incentivize electric and natural gas utilities to implement energy efficiency programs for their consumers. These policies can also achieve improvements in utility generation, transmission and distribution efficiency. Such utility efficiency policies can reduce total energy expenditures and greenhouse gas emissions while fostering economic development. This page provides access to technical resources that policymakers can use to inform the design and implementation of energy efficiency policies and programs for the utility sector.

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2009 U.S. State Clean Energy Data Book

The data book summarizes the status of state-level energy efficiency and renewable energy (known together as clean energy) developments and…

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United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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1 October 2010

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A Cleaner Future for Power Stations: Interdepartmental Task Group Discussion Paper

This report discusses the implementation and development of the Australian Cleaner Future for Power Stations election commitment, which includes the…

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Australian Department of Resources

Energy and Tourism

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1 November 2010

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A Cleaner Future for Power Stations

This report is intended for stakeholders and discusses the implementation of Australia’s Cleaner Future for Power Stations measures by providing…

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Australian Department of Resources

Energy and Tourism

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1 November 2010

Deployment Data

2011 Technology Map of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)

This report is produced yearly by the European Commission in order to provide: 1) a concise and authoritative assessment of…

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European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport

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1 January 2011

Policy Data

A Compendium of Utility-Sponsored Energy-Efficient Rebate Programs

This resource evaluates utility rebate programs, sponsored by 59 utilities that provide rewards for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances and…

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Electric Power Research Institute

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Consumer Energy Council of America Research Foundation

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A Review of Efficiency Penalty in a Coal-Fired Power Plant with Post-Combustion CO2 Capture

This report reviews recent studies on the efficiency penalty of coal-fired power plants with CCS (Carbon capture and storage or…

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Applied Energy

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1 November 2013

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A Review of Alternative Rate Design: Industry Experience with Time-Based and Demand Charge Rates for Mass-Market Consumers

This report provides a meta-analysis of numerous existing studies, reports, and analyses to support an objective assessment of the efficacy…

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Rocky Mountain Institute

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1 May 2016

Deployment Data

A Resource and Technology Assessment of Coal Utilization in India

This paper, part of a series of Pew Center White Papers exploring strategies for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from…

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Pew Center on Global Climate Change

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1 October 2008

Publication

A Policy Framework for Designing Distributed Generation Tariffs

This paper is designed to (1) explain how certain policies enable utility distributed generation (DG) customers to avoid paying for…

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Edison Electric Institute

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1 December 2013

Policy Data

A Successful Case Study of Small Business Energy Efficiency and Demand Response with Communicating Thermostats

This report presents the results of a pilot study of 78 small commercial customers in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.…

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United States Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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1 August 2009

Deployment Data

A Study of Economic Impacts from the Implementation of a Renewable Portfolio Standard and an Energy Efficiency Program in Michigan

This study focuses on how energy efficiency programs and renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies, both separately and combined, will affect…

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

NextEnergy Center

Date:

1 April 2007

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Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016

This document brings report the key messages that emerged from the Third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2016), including…

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IRENA

Date:

1 January 2017

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Achieving Universal Electricity Access in Indonesia

This report describes Indonesia’s electrification environment and identifies barriers to achieving universal electricity access. Principles drawn from international best practices…

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Asian Development Bank

Date:

1 March 2016

Deployment Data

Achieving Lower Energy Intensity in China: Works in Progress (Presentation)

This presentation provides an overview of China’s renewable energy development, energy efficiency through improved power dispatching, and energy opportunities in…

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World Bank

Date:

10 September 2009

Deployment Data

Advancing Carbon Capture and Sequestration in China: A Global Learning Laboratory

This article focuses on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) developments in China. In an attempt to develop its own advanced…

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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1 January 2011

Policy Data

Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives

This report looks at the impacts of two regulatory approaches to incorporate energy efficiency programs into utility portfolios without negatively…

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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

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1 October 2006

Policy Data

Aligning Utility Incentives with Investment in Energy Efficiency: A Resource of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (United States)

This report assists gas and electric utilities as well as utility regulators with the implementation of the recommendations of the…

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Date:

1 November 2007

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An Analytical Compendium of Institutional Frameworks for Energy Efficiency Implementation

This report analyses institutional models and practices that have proved effective in promoting energy efficiency (EE) investments. It also suggests…

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World Bank

Date:

1 October 2008