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Clean Energy Policy Toolkit

RETScreen is well-known around the world as a tool to analyze the viability of clean energy projects. However, it is also useful for planning, designing, implementing, and reviewing the viability of clean energy policies. RETScreen allows participants in the policy process to consider the technology, business, and finance of clean energy in an integrated fashion, thus helping to develop appropriate – and ultimately, successful – policies.

To demonstrate RETScreen’s value in the policy process, the RETScreen Clean Energy Policy Toolkit has been developed and is provided below. This initiative was undertaken by NRCan/CanmetENERGY’s RETScreen International and supported financially by a grant from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).

Training material
RETScreen - Clean Energy Policy Analysis with RETScreen - Presentation slides

e-Textbook / Guides
RETScreen - Clean Energy Policy Analysis with RETScreen - e-Textbook chapter

Case studies / Templates
Power - Photovoltaic - Feed-in tariff - Policy / Canada
Power - Wind turbine - GHG reduction income - Policy / China
Heating - Solar water heater - Capital cost incentive - Policy / USA
User-defined - Tax and finance measures - Policy
Other case studies / templates

Sample policy documents

The RETScreen Training Course (i.e., the Toolkit presentation slides, e-Textbook chapters, linked documents, etc.) is provided for informational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Canada nor constitute an endorsement of any commercial product or person. Neither Canada nor its ministers, officers, employees or agents make any warranty in respect to this Training Course or assumes any liability arising out of the use of this Training Course.

Some of the content of the Training Course has been posted for organizations or other entities that are not necessarily subject to Canada's Official Languages Act. Some of the material found in the Training Course is therefore in the Language(s) used by those organizations or other entities in question.