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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

If there is a resource that you think should be included in our list, please email us at secretariat@ledsgp.org.

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Wind Task 26 - Multi-national case study of the financial cost of wind energy

The Wind Task 26 - Multi-national case study of the financial cost of wind energy seeks to understand the sources of wind energy cost differences among seven countries. The participating countries in [more]…

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]…

20% Wind energy by 2030: Increasing wind energy’s contribution to US electricity supply

This report examines the technical feasibility of using wind energy to generate 20 percent of the US's electricity demand by 2030. This report examines some of the costs, challenges, and key [more]…

Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) model

The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation and biofuel plants at the local and state [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]…

System Advisor Model (SAM)

The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a performance and financial model designed to facilitate decision making for people involved in the renewable energy industry, ranging from project managers and engineers [more]…

Community Wind Development Handbook

The Community Wind Development Handbook is designed to give developers of “wholesale” community wind projects practical knowledge of what to expect when developing commercial-scale community wind energy projects in the [more]…

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