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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

    ACEEEThe 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. 

    ASE

    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.

    C2E2 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.

    EC

    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. 

    ECEEE

    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.

    EEEF

    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.

    ENERGY.GOV EERE

    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

    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.

    IDB

    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.

    IPEEC

    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. 

    NREL

    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.

  • REAP
  • 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
  • SBA (USA)
  • 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 climate 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
  • Source: IEF

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    • Fuel Economy Guide published by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • ENERGY STAR energy efficient products and appliances www.energystar.gov
  • Partnerships for Home Energy Efficiency www.energysavers.gov
  • Help finding renewable energy solutions for your home. www.letsgosolar.com   
  • Light the Moment with Energy Star campaign.
    www.energystar.gov/products/ask-the-expert/light-the-moment-with-energy-star-certified-lighting 
  • Economy

    The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is your source for information on the dynamic field of energy efficiency, utility deregulation, facility management, plant engineering and environmental compliance. With a full array of information outreach programs from technical seminars, conferences, books to critical buyer-seller networking tradeshows, job listings and certification programs, AEE offers a variety of information resource tools.
    http://www.aeecenter.org

  • Energy Efficiency in Industry (EEI), one of the research units of ECN, concerns itself with the first component of the trias energetica: efficient use of energy, leading to energy savings, particularly in energy-intensive production processes.
    http://www.ecn.nl
  • United State Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources provides information about the Energy Act.
    http://energy.senate.gov/public
  • Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. www.eere.energy.gov
  • National Association of State Energy Officials.
    www.naseo.org
  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy www.aceee.org
  • Alliance to Save Energy www.ase.org
  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY

    The City of Wayne strives to help its citizens and customers with energy efficiency issues. The links below have been created to help you save money on utility costs and become more energy efficient.

    Load Management Program

    The City of Wayne Load Management Program is a voluntary, FREE service that helps control costs of your electric utility. The program works by having a control switch installed on your home’s central air conditioning unit. Once installed, on peak (or heavy) electrical load days, the switch temporarily interrupts the compressor for a short period of time (seven and a half minutes) in order to lower the peak load on the electric utility. The interrupt is applied randomly by a software system. We currently have more than 800 air conditioning units in the City of Wayne taking part in this program.

    An application for the Load Management program and further details and FAQs are available at the link below.

    Link: City of Wayne Load Management Sign-Up Form

    Apogee

    The first site is the Apogee HomeEnergySuite. This site will provide you the opportunity to conduct an online audit of your home energy usage. All of the current utility rates for Wayne have been programmed into the site. Fill out the form with your house type, appliance type, window style, etc. and find out what your average utility bill will be. This is a great tool to show how much you can lower your own energy costs by replacing windows, upgrading appliances, installing heat pumps, etc.

    The following links can also help in determining how to improve your energy efficiency:

    Load Management Program

    The City of Wayne Load Management Program is a voluntary, FREE service that helps control costs of your electric utility. The program works by having a control switch installed on your home’s central air conditioning unit. Once installed, on peak (or heavy) electrical load days, the switch temporarily interrupts the compressor for a short period of time (seven and a half minutes) in order to lower the peak load on the electric utility. The interrupt is applied randomly by a software system. We currently have more than 800 air conditioning units in the City of Wayne taking part in this program.

    An application for the Load Management program and further details and FAQs are available at the link below.

    Link: City of Wayne Load Management Sign-Up Form

    Apogee

    The first site is the Apogee HomeEnergySuite. This site will provide you the opportunity to conduct an online audit of your home energy usage. All of the current utility rates for Wayne have been programmed into the site. Fill out the form with your house type, appliance type, window style, etc. and find out what your average utility bill will be. This is a great tool to show how much you can lower your own energy costs by replacing windows, upgrading appliances, installing heat pumps, etc.

    The following links can also help in determining how to improve your energy efficiency:

    The following links can also help in determining how to improve your energy efficiency:

    Home Energy Calculator

    Interactive Energy Home

    Home Energy Library

    Heating Comparison

    Fundamentals of Electricity

    Television Calculator

    Kid’s Korner

    Heat Pump Calculator

    Appliance Calculator

    Irrigation

    Lighting Calculator