This book presents a comparative analysis of energy efficiency policies in developing countries.

Although there is a vast amount of literature available about renewable energy policy and implementation in the developing world, energy efficiency tends to lack attention. This book fills this lacuna by examining the current state of the field and scope for future improvements. Drawing on a wide range of case studies including Brazil, China and Chile, the authors use a comparative approach to examine the policies and programmes being implemented, looking at the existing legal frameworks and regulatory challenges. By showcasing stories of success, as well as barriers to energy efficiency, they highlight the opportunities for increased energy access and efficiency and demonstrate how these opportunities may directly impact on climate change mitigation.

This volume will be a useful resource for scholars and practitioners with an interest in energy policy and efficiency, climate change and international development.

part I|16 pages

Overview of energy efficiency policies and programmes and their implementation

chapter 1|14 pages

Energy efficiency policies and programmes in developing countries

A handful of opportunities
BySuzana Tavares da Silva, Gabriela Prata Dias

part II|160 pages

Policy and regulatory challenges

chapter 2|13 pages

Legal framework and public policies on energy efficiency in Spain and Chile

ByRoberto Galán Vioque, Patricio Masbernat

chapter 3|13 pages

Regulating energy efficiency in Brazil

ByYanko Marcius de Alencar Xavier, Patrícia Borba Vilar Guimarães, Renata Karla Coutinho da Silva

chapter 4|13 pages

Energy efficiency policy as a tool for development

Insights from Cabo Verde
ByAnildo Costa, Gustavo Rochette

chapter 5|14 pages

Legal framework and public policies on energy efficiency in some Portuguese speaking countries

Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, East-Timor and São Tomé
ByMarta Costa Santos, Joana Neto Anjos

chapter 6|14 pages

Linkages between national targets for energy efficiency and NDCs in South America

Cases of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia
ByValeria Zambianchi

chapter 8|11 pages


A small giant in terms of energy efficiency policy and regulation
ByMaría Eugenia Bagnulo Cedrez

chapter 10|17 pages

Energy efficiency policies and programmes in Kenya

ByKsenia Petrichenko, Mark Lister, Joseph Njuguna

chapter 11|15 pages

High-impact opportunities for energy efficiency

A case study of improved cookstoves in Ghana
ByLana Schertzer, Jyoti Prasad Painuly, Jacob Ipsen Hansen, Emmanuel Ackom, Francis Kemausuor

chapter 12|14 pages

Energy efficiency policies and programmes in the Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries

The role of the Energy Charter PEEREA review process
ByBilyana Petkova-Chobanova, Tamara Babayan, Igor Gorovykh

part III|110 pages

New trends in energy efficiency implementation tools

chapter 14|13 pages

Sustainability indicators of district energy systems and their applications in pilot cities of India and Malaysia

ByZhuolun Chen, Benjamin Hickman, Xiaojian Duan, Sonja Malicevic, Lily Riahi

chapter 15|15 pages

Regulations and incentive policy framework for district energy system development

An analysis in India
ByZhuolun Chen, Benjamin Hickman, Lily Riahi, Yin Zhang

chapter 18|18 pages

Electric vehicles penetration in India for enhanced energy efficiency deployment in the transport sector

BySubash Dhar, Minal Pathak, Priyadarshi Shukla, Anurag Gupta

chapter 19|16 pages

Energy efficiency in the Georgian building sector

ByClara Camarasa, Ksenia Petrichenko