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On this page, you can find resources and tools to help in the design and implementation of LEDS. These include case studies, policy guides, manuals, research papers, training resources and webinars all from a wide range of sources. They are listed in chronological order, starting with the most recent at the top.

You can filter the resources by regions and working groups and sub-themes in the filter below. For ease of reference, some key resources created by LEDS GP working groups are also collated under working group pages.

Featured LEDS GP toolkits:

Development impact assessment toolkit

Energy toolkit

Transport toolkit

Resource guide for NDC finance

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Renewable Energy Data Book

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) publishes a Renewable Energy Data Book every year. The book provides facts and figures on renewable energy in the United States and globally. The [more]…

Policymakers’ guidebook for geothermal heating and cooling

The Policymakers’ guidebook for geothermal heating and cooling identifies and describes five steps for implementing geothermal policies that may reduce barriers and result in deployment and implementation of geothermal heating and cooling [more]…

Policy makers' guidebook for geothermal electricity generation

The Policy makers' guidebook for geothermal electricity generation is an interactive online resource which outlines five steps for implementing geothermal policy and provides links to helpful resources. Step 1: Assess the [more]…

CREST Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool: a model for developing cost-based incentives in the United States user manual

This manual aims to guide state policy makers in the evaluation and development of cost-based incentives, including feed-in tariffs (FITs) and similar policies, to support renewable energy technologies. This user manual [more]…

2050 Calculator one page case studies

Originally developed for the United Kingdom by the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), the 2050 Pathway Calculators are a suite of tools that let users create their [more]…

The Manual of European Environmental Policy (2014)

The Manual is the most systematic, comprehensive and reliable source of information on EU environmental policy and is an essential research tool for anyone working, studying or researching in this [more]…

Introduction to off-grid energy options for renewable energy systems

This guide is designed to help those who require modern energy-consuming equipment in off-grid areas and who must select appropriate power equipment. Particularly, it is aimed at: Decision makers in [more]…

Guidebook to geothermal power finance

This guidebook is intended to facilitate further investment in conventional geothermal projects in the United States.  Investment in conventional geothermal projects on the utility side of the meter has evolved [more]…

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