New energy efficiency Compendium of Best US Practices published ??

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance) and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) have published information regarding which state and local governments share the key elements of their programs, lessons learned and what made each program a success.

The new report describes more than 20 practices and their effective implementation by states or cities across the United States. It 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. It is designed to highlight 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, the ability to offset the need for conventional energy, and because they are cost effective, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs.

“This well-researched Compendium takes the best practices from sub-national level in the United States and presents them in a clear format that makes the lessons learned easy to understand and to digest,” said Marianne Osterkorn, director general of REEEP. “We’re proud to support this kind of collaborative effort between developed countries and emerging markets.”

Alliance president Kateri Callahan added: “In the U.S., innovative programs and policies that are building a new energy economy are the hallmark of municipal, state and regional governments.

“The compendium details the very best of these U.S. sub-national policies for advancing renewable energy and efficiency and should be viewed as a ‘how to’ guide for policy makers across the country and around the world.”

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