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IEF Background Paper - IEF Symposium on Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries
The International Energy Forum (IEF) produced a Background Paper for the IEF Symposium on Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries, which was hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mines on 21-22 June 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
EC - National Energy Efficiency Action Plans for EU Member Countries
The European Commission lists the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) of the members of the EU. These action plans set out estimated energy consumption, planned energy efficiency measures and the improvements individual EU countries expect to achieve. Annual reports are also available on the EC website.
EIA – State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Inventory
The goal of the State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Inventory prepared by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) is to support the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) and to research cost information in state-mandated energy efficiency program evaluations.
EPA - Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations
Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations – A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs was drafted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016
The IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016 keeps a record of the core indicators of energy efficiency, and examines the various polices of energy efficiency programmes in emerging economies. The report also examines the impact of those policies.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), is a non-profit organisation that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments and behaviours.
The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security.
Australian Government on Energy Efficiency
The Australian Government offers information to help people and businesses in the country become more sustainable and energy efficient.
Berkeley Lab EETD
The mission of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) is to perform analysis, research and development leading to better energy technologies and reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts.
In the context of the United Nations Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) is the thematic hub for energy efficiency, with the prime responsibility to support action towards the SE4ALL energy efficiency target of doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.
CEM GSEP Energy Management Working Group
The Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) seeks to accelerate broad use of energy management systems (EnMS) in industry and commercial buildings worldwide. Wide adoption of these systems is expected to deliver energy, economic and sustainability benefits to companies, communities and countries around the world.
The European Commission (EC) aims to improve Energy Efficiency and meet the 2020 energy efficiency target set out by the EU.
EC Energy Efficiency Directive
The European Commission’s Energy Efficiency Directive establishes a common framework of measures for the promotion of energy efficiency within the European Union in order to ensure the achievement of the Union’s 2020 20% headline target on energy efficiency.
The European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy is a membership-based non-profit association. It generates and provides evidence-based knowledge and analysis of policies, and facilitates co-operation and networking through Summer Studies, workshops and social media.
The European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) aims to support the EU's goals to promote a sustainable energy market and climate protection.
Energy Efficiency Exchange (Australia)
The Energy Efficiency Exchange website supports the implementation of energy efficiency practices within medium and high energy-using companies. It shares best-practice information on energy efficiency, case studies and resource materials from Australia and overseas.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads the US Department of Energy's efforts to develop and deliver market-driven solutions for energy-saving homes, buildings, manufacturing, sustainable transportation and renewable electricity generation.
Energy Star is a US Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through better energy efficiency.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) offers financial and technical support to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to reduce poverty and inequality. Energy Efficiency is one of the topics covered by the IDB to reach its goals.
IEA (Energy Efficiency)
The International Energy Agency’s energy efficiency website offers helpful hints on how to save on energy in everyday life.
Institute for Energy Efficiency - UCSB
The Institute for Energy Efficiency of the University of California, Santa Barbara is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to the development of cutting-edge science and technologies that support an efficient and sustainable energy future.
The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) is an autonomous international forum that facilitates government implementation of policies and programs to yield energy efficient gains.
KACARE - Energy Efficiency Focus Areas
The Energy Efficiency Focus Areas technology and outreach program of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) aimed at enabling efficient use of energy, cost savings, and conservation of resources in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The (US) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From fundamental science and energy analysis to validating new products for the commercial market, NREL researchers are dedicated to transforming the way the world uses energy.
PEEC - Stanford University
The Precourt Energy Efficiency Centre (PEEC), created in 2006, is part of the Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) which engages in energy research. PEEC focuses on the demand side of energy markets and economically efficient reductions in energy use or energy intensity.
Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) is a coalition of large and small Alaska utilities, businesses, conservation and consumer groups, Alaska Native organisations, and municipal, state and federal entities with an interest in developing Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources.
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a list of state, local and regional energy efficiency programmes on its website.
SE4ALL – Energy Efficiency Platform
The Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform was established to fulfill one of the three objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL): doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.
UNEP - Resource Efficiency
The goal of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is to promote resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production in both developed and developing countries.
US Department of Energy on Energy Efficiency
The US Department of Energy discusses Energy Efficiency, as an easy and cost-effective way to combat climat change.
The Economist - “Green Around the Edges” [News]
The Economist discusses energy use and economic growth in this article published on 11 April 2015.
Freakconomics Podcast – “How Efficient is Energy Efficiency” [Podcast]
On 2 May 2015, Arik Levinson, an environmental economist at Georgetown University who spent some time as a senior economist for environmental issues with the Council of Economic Advisors under President Obama, discussed energy efficiency.
The Guardian – Articles on Energy Efficiency [News Site]
Energy efficiency is a regular topic of articles published by The Guardian newspaper.
MIT Technology Review – “Solving the Energy Efficiency Quandary” [News]
In an article published on 8 July 2015, MIT Technology Review discusses the difficulty in measuring energy efficiency when building homes.
UNDP - “Saudi Arabia: government join forces to implement Energy Efficiency Labels” [News]
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reports on the creation of energy efficiency standards and labels in Saudi Arabia.