E-Learning Course on Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth

28 Oct 2013 - 18 Nov 2013

This online course covers key aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and discusses how they can contribute to green growth strategies. The overall objective is to provide a better understanding of the policy instruments used to promote the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in developing countries. The course begins with an overview of the range of policy tools available, including price instruments (e.g., feed-in tariffs), quantity instruments (e.g., tradable renewable energy certificates) and standards (e.g., building codes for energy efficiency). As an example, the course discusses the opportunities provided by these policy tools, together with the challenges of implementation. The course ends with a discussion on how these policies can be integrated into overall green growth strategies at the national level.

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