Compendium of Best Energy Efficiency Practices is Available
May 20, 2010
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Three energy efficiency and renewable energy organizations jointly released a Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States, in which state and local governments share the keys of their programs, lessons learned, and what made each program a success.

The report, issued by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP, an international body), the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance) and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), describes more than 20 practices and their effective implementation by states or cities across the United States. The compendium highlights policies, financing mechanisms, and other initiatives that have successfully created favorable market conditions for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The examples also were selected based on the relative ease with which they can be replicated and implemented, the ability to measure energy savings and to offset the need for conventional energy and because they are cost effective, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs.

The report is designed to share successful program and policy models that can be easily replicated around the country, as well as adapted for implementation in emerging markets. The compendium’s overviews, insights, lessons learned, and best practices were selected by a panel of U.S., Indian, and Chinese energy experts.

The full report can be downloaded at http://www.reeep.org/compendium.

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