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The Energy Working group is a demand-driven network comprised of more than 500 energy sector practitioners, representing national governments, multilateral institutions, private practitioners, and non-governmental organizations. It supports the regional LEDS GP platforms and operates in close collaboration with other sectoral platforms and the LEDS GP Secretariat. Membership is open to all interested parties. For more information see our factsheet Join LEDS GP Contact us
- LEDS Sustainable Energy and Development Atlas Case Study: Rural Electrification in Laos – coming soon
- LEDS Sustainable Energy and Development Atlas Case Study: National Energy Policy in Nicaragua – coming soon
- LEDS Energy Toolkit 1.0: Collection of 18 leading instruments and methodologies for low-emissions development planning in the energy sector
- LEDS Energy Toolkit 2.0: Updated Toolkit, now featuring 26 tools
- “A Key Role for Governments in Advancing Sustainable Energy: How to De-Risk Investments” – Presentation from the 2016 Asia LEDS Forum
- “Energy Communities of Practice: Areas for collaboration” – Scoping Paper, February 2016
- “Long Range Energy Planning in Vietnam and Indonesia” – Part of the Innovative tools for advancing low emissions and climate resilient energy planning in Asia Webinar Series
- “Assessing Renewable Energy Potential Using the Geospatial Toolkit: Applications in Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa Province” – Part of the Innovative tools for advancing low emissions and climate resilient energy planning in Asia Webinar Series
- “Gender Mainstreaming in the Energy Sector: Applications in Madhya Pradesh, India” – Part of the Innovative tools for advancing low emissions and climate resilient energy planning in Asia Webinar Series
Building on the strong interest from LEDS GP members at the 4th annual LEDS Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (LEDS LAC) Meeting in exploring the potential and designing strategies for the advancement of biomass electricity generation, the Energy Working Group and LEDS LAC created a Bioelectricity Community of Practice. The initiative brings together government leaders in charge of the design and implementation of bioelectricity policies and programs from 10 early mover countries in the region. Through four interactive online sessions lead by renowned bioelectricity experts and an in person workshop, the initiative examines tools for gathering and processing bioelectricity data as an input for smart decision-making, analyzes technical challenges and their solutions, assesses the social and environmental sustainability of individual technologies, estimates the costs and benefits of alternate bioelectricity development pathways, investigates investment barriers and financial support mechanisms, and discusses support policies and measures and how can they be integrated in the existing legal frameworks of participating countries. In addition to continuing the LEDS LAC Bioelectricity Community of Practice in 2017, the Energy Working Group also plans to initiate Communities of Practice on identified priority issues in collaboration with the Africa and Asia LEDS Partnerships.
Technical assistance case study: Streamlining National Energy Policies and International Climate Commitments in Western Africa Request: The Energy Working Group provided technical assistance to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to develop a roadmap for the streamlining of ECOWAS member state national energy policies and international climate commitments. The roadmap is facilitating the harmonization of measures and targets in ECOWAS member state national energy plans, NDCs, and measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems. Actions Taken: Starting in early August, 2016 the Working Group created a technical assistance framework incorporating initial scoping research on existing ECOWAS national energy plans, NDCs, and MRV systems to identify concrete areas for harmonization and improvement. As response to specific knowledge gaps, the Working Group identified and organized a collection of experts including from the Clean Energy Solutions Center, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, International Energy Transitions, Factor CO2, and E3 Analytics. Outcome: The technical assistance framework provided important input for the further discussion of demand for technical assistance, including at minister-level consultations. The requests have been further fine tuned and are currently being answered by a network of partners. Read more about LEDS GP's no-cost Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) service.