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GLRPPR Sector Resource: The Twin Pillars of Sustainable Energy: Synergies between Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technology and Policy

Title:
The Twin Pillars of Sustainable Energy: Synergies between Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technology and Policy

Abstract:
This report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), represents the latest research in steps that can be taken now to combat global warming while improving U.S. energy security. Using a compilation of resource assessments, policy analysis, and case studies, the report underscores the dangers of energy use growing too fast and the higher hurdles renewable energy development faces without efficiency gains. Funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the report examines key policy areas where efficiency and renewables work well together, including resource standards for utilities, public benefits funds, climate policy, "zero energy" buildings, trading in clean energy credits, and utility regulatory policies. It contains case studies of both statewide programs and policies, and individual case studies at the building level. It concludes by recommending further steps for study and policy advocacy to apply renewable-efficiency synergies in policies and programs. The report is available for free download in PDF format (Length: 51 pages) at the URL listed here. Hard copies may also be ordered from this site for $25 (U.S.).

URL:
http://aceee.org/pubs/e074.htm

Source:
ACEEE & ACORE

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
May 2007

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