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Advancing Energy Efficiency Globally

A USAID-NREL Partnership study shares energy efficiency best practices from experiences in the United States and other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Homes along a coastline, some with rooftop solar panels.

Photo by Deb Lastowka.

Although energy efficiency faces barriers even in the most favorable environments, the time to consider energy-efficiency programs for low-income households might never be stronger."
— Alex Aznar, project leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Through the study, the partnership hopes to expand the impacts successful programs in industrialized nations have demonstrated including:

  • Economic opportunity
  • Improved health
  • Gender equality
  • Better environmental and climate-related outcomes.

The study outlines best practices drawn from developed countries for implementing energy efficiency programs in low-income households and discusses opportunities for applying these concepts globally. It includes nine sections that answer key questions associated with assessing energy efficiency needs, then designing, implementing, and evaluating programs. This easy-to-follow and informed approach can help jump-start institutional capacity and build confidence for deeper and broader impacts.

Energy efficiency programs can empower local communities and make significant impacts on the lives of individual families, particularly among low-income households.

 

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Advancing Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned from Low-Income Residential Experiences in Industrialized Countries

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