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UNEP Handbook for drafting laws on energy efficiency and renewable energy resources


The UNEP Handbook for drafting laws on energy efficiency and renewable energy resources aims to assist developing country energy law draftsmen in drafting legislative provisions for promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and particularly their environmental dimensions.

The handbook is designed to be a user-friendly guide rather than a technical compendium or comprehensive collection of relevant legislation. The focus is on national legislation, but encompasses national constitutional provisions, regulations and state and local laws where they are the key determinants of the promotion of efficiency and renewable resources. Emphasis is placed on adaptation to local country needs and conditions.

The handbook describes the key environmental and implementation issues associated with efficiency and renewable energy resources and presents legislative options from both developed and developing countries for dealing with them, including sample excerpts from legislation. Reference to the full text of legislation is provided.

It is divided into five sections.

Section One sets forth the framework for energy resource management, placing energy efficiency and renewable energy in context among other available energy resources. This section also describes the materials covered in the handbook.

Section Two contains legislative information on issues of general application, pertinent to both efficiency and renewables.

Section Three deals with energy efficiency laws in the various sectors of the economy.

Section Four addresses legislation for each type of renewable energy.

Section Five deals with the special legal needs for bringing useful energy to rural areas in developing countries.

Read the UNEP Handbook for drafting laws on energy efficiency and renewable energy resources.