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Public/Utility Benefit Fund

Public/system benefit funds are commonly supported through a very small surcharge on electricity consumption (e.g., $0.002/kWh) to ensure continued support for renewable energy and low-income energy programs. This charge is sometimes referred to as a “system benefits charge” (SBC). Public/system benefit funds commonly support rebate programs, loan programs, research and development, and energy education programs.

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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

Date:

1 October 2010

Publication

10 Big Ideas for Making Energy Efficiency Bankable in India

This document presents ten “big ideas” to make the energy efficiency sector bankable in India. All of the ideas are…

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International Institute for Sustainable Development

Date:

19 August 2014

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30 Years of Policies for Wind Energy Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets

This report aims to provide an insight into the strengths of diverse policy design decisions across important existing markets. It…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Date:

1 December 2012

Publication

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A Global Review of Incentive Programs to Accelerate Energy-Efficient Appliances and Equipment

This report reviews the essential market transformation tool: the incentive. In the context of energy efficient products, there are many…

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Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory

Date:

1 August 2013

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A Description of Current Regulatory Practices for the Promotion of Energy Efficiency

This report presents information gathered from the world’s energy markets on regulatory practices aimed at fostering energy efficiency. In preparing…

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International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)

Date:

1 June 2010

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A Reformed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – Including new Mechanisms for Sustainable Development

The second of the Capacity for Development for the Clean Development Mechanism (CD4CDM) perspectives series, this collection of 13 papers…

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United Nations

Date:

1 January 2008

Deployment Data

Policy Data

Publication

A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-In Tariff Policy Design

This report provides a detailed analysis of feed-in tariff (FIT) policy design and implementation, and it identifies a set of…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

United States Department of State

E3 Analytics

Date:

1 July 2010

Publication

Advancing State Clean Energy Funds: Options for Administration and Funding

This report is intended to help policy and program decision-makers identify the clean energy funding and administration approaches that make…

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Optimal Energy

Inc.

Date:

1 May 2008

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Alleviating Energy Poverty for the World's Poor

This paper argues for an “energy-poverty alleviation” fund to provide modern energy services to households without energy access. It also…

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Energy Policy

Date:

1 March 2004

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Policy Data

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Algae-Based Biofuels: A Review of Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries

This document evaluates the possibilities, considerations, and challenges of using algae as a biofuel for powering developing countries. The authors…

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Food and Agriculture Organization

Ecofys

Global Bioenergy Partnership

Date:

1 May 2009

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Policy Data

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Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development: Modelling Energy Scenarios for Sichuan Province

This paper reports initial results of a study of alternative provincial policies to increase the share of renewables in the…

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United Nations

Date:

1 December 2006

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Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development: Modelling Energy Scenarios for Ghana

This report compares the potential and cost of three national policies (renewable energy quota or REQ, public benefit fund, and…

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United Nations

Date:

12 May 2006

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Policy Data

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Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Overview 2011

This report provides an overview of the state of energy policy and use in each of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation…

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Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre

Date:

1 March 2012

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Policy Data

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Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Overview 2010

This report reviews the state of energy policy and use in each of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries in…

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Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre

Date:

1 March 2011

Policy Data

Publication

Assessment of Policy Instruments for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings: Summary and Recommendations

This report provides an appraisal of the instruments available for improving energy efficiency in buildings in order to assist policymakers…

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United Nations

Date:

1 January 2007

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Training Materials

BASE Renewable Energy Training Kits

The BASE Renewable Energy Training Kits are designed to help insurers, financiers, and other renewable energy project sponsors better understand…

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United Nations

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Policy Data

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Bridging the Divide Between Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Through Sustainable and Innovative Energy Technologies

This study seeks to make the case for addressing the divide between poverty reduction and climate change and to highlight…

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United Nations

Date:

1 December 2009

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Boosting the Power Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa: China’s Involvement (Partner Country Series)

Lack of energy access and frequent electricity shortages are major impediments to economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. The region needs…

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International Energy Agency

Date:

30 June 2016