The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is an active, global partnership that works to reduce the barriers limiting the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, with a primary focus on emerging markets and developing countries.
REEEP initiates and funds projects; targeted interventions in two specific areas that offer the greatest potential for developing the market for sustainable energy:
- assisting governments in creating favourable regulatory and policy frameworks
- promoting innovative finance and business models to activate the private sector
REEEP develops and supports policy-maker networks through initiatives such as the Energy Efficiency Coalition (EEC), the Sustainable Energy Regulation Network (SERN) and Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL) sub-networks.
REEEP disseminates and replicates learnings through news items, publications, its website and events. It also operates a search engine for the green energy world (reegle) and a clean energy blog.
The Partnership was established alongside the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. It is now comprised of more than 350 partners including 45 governments as well as a range of private companies and international organisations. Some 4300 individuals are also registered as Friends of REEEP.
REEEP has a network of Regional Secretariats on the ground around the globe, including China and India, ensuring that all activities are locally relevant and focused.
REEEP is supported primarily by governments (Australia, Austria, Canada, the European Union, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, the US and the United Kingdom) and by contributions from the private sector. Robust governance and monitoring structures ensure that all contributions are spent transparently and effectively. (www.reeep.org)