reegle - a search engine for renewable energy and energy efficienc


Published on is a one-stop shop for high quality information on renewable energy and energy efficiency. This includes a powerful search engine for documents and other information (Intelligent and Category Search) as well as a comprehensive catalogue of stakeholders (Actors' Catalogue)

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reegle - a search engine for renewable energy and energy efficienc

  1. 1. Information gateway for renewable energy and energy efficiency WHAT is reegle? reegle is a one stop shop search engine for information about renewable energy & energy efficiency including: • Laws and regulations • News and announcements • Political declarations and discussion papers • Project, activity and financial reports • Statistical data • Studies, manuals and reports • Tenders, grants and bids
  2. 2. What makes reegle so important ... reegle – the information gateway for renewable energy and energy efficiency is an unrivaled tool to find information on RE and EE related topics. reegle’s unique position as THE clean energy search engine stems from a number of key areas: • reegle covers high-quality sources which are reviewed by internal experts • reegle features an intelligent search mechanism to broaden/narrow the scope of the search • reegle presents the latest news and events (including a frequently updated Blog) • reegle offers information pages for important events • reegle connects stakeholders by providing organisation details via the reegle Actors Catalogue 2
  3. 3. The reegle Picture • REEEP started an intensive marketing campaign to promote reegle in 2008 • Several new features and solutions have been introduced in 2008: • Event cooperations (eg. WIREC 2008, Carbon Forum Asia 2008, EE-Global 2009, …) • Experts Blog to keep users up-to-date • Multilingual Options (French and Spanish will be introduced soon) • A cooperation with 11 IEA Implementing Agreements has been established to promote these task-groups via reegle. • This resulted in an exciting growth of user numbers (see below) 3
  4. 4. Planned activities 2008/09 REEEP is constantly working on further system enhancements and refinements to ensure the highest quality in search results and increase the outreach of reegle Two of the most important projects are: 1. The reegle geoweb project: The scope of the reegle geoweb project is to provide information about Actors, Training & Education, News and Events as well as country profiles to the reegle user via a map based application. Funded by Germany 2. reegle redesign: As the reegle design is some years old and web based technology has significantly evolved in recent years, we will introduce a brand-new design including several new features in early 2009. 4
  5. 5. reegle in Focus: Detailed Information reegle has it’s own unique database. Special information such as conference papers, documents, articles and information about organisations are saved here. Specific Knowledge Partnerships have been established, with key information providers like Worldbank, UNIDO, IEA, ... The reegle team has evaluated the most important internet sources of the sector. These sources are constantly extended and updated. 5
  6. 6. Internet Sources Internet Sources (websites, databases, blogs, ...) have to fulfil the following criteria to be added to reegle: • High quality information, • related to • renewable energy • energy efficiency • climate change • available in English, French or Spanish Sources are added by: • REEEP and REN21 experts • reegle users after review by our experts (“suggest source”) 6
  7. 7. Knowledge Partners United Nations Industrial Development Organisation World Bank Group International Energy Agency CLASP (Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program) World Energy Council ECEEE (European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) Energy Charter Secretariat 7
  8. 8. Reegle Actor‘s Catalogue is a directory of organisations involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency contains information on and links to over 1500 initiatives, partnerships and organisations involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency also includes information about the focus, geographical reach and projects of the various Actors 8
  9. 9. Stakeholders and Partners The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a Public-Private Partnership launched at the Johannesburg World Summit in 2002. The REEEP aims to accelerate the global marketplace for energy ef.ciency and renewable energy by actively facilitating financing mechanisms for sustainable energy projects and structuring policy initiatives for clean energy markets on the ground. The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) Is a global policy network aimed at providing a forum for international leadership on renewable energy. Its goal is to allow the rapid expansion of renewable energies in developing and industrial countries by bolstering policy development and decision-making on sub-national, national and international levels. reegle is a joint project of REEEP and REN21. Partners It is supported by: • the British Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) • the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMU) • the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (MINVROM) • the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Lebensministerium) 9
  10. 10. Global reegle Experiences “Project finance is entirely dependent on a detailed understanding of the market conditions within the relevant country. reegle provides a comprehensive overview of these parameters including law and regulations, up-to-date political standpoints, statistical data and best practice guidelines within the area, helping to guide and inform the decision-making process.” “The reegle Actors Catalogue is an invaluable source Debashish Majumdar for facilitating networking and collaboration within Chairman & Managing Director of Indian the clean-energy field and for helping to promote Renewable Development Agency Limited project development through bringing together interested parties from government agencies to manufacturers.” “Fundamental to the acceleration of the clean-energy marketplace, is the need to provide interested stakeholders, in Whang Zhongying particular potential investors, with fast access to high quality Director Center of Renewable information. Reegle, the information gateway for renewable Energy Development, China energy and energy efficiency, provides the means to link and disseminate knowledge, helping to determine market potential and facilitating global investment forecast.” Dr. Martin Schöpe Head of Division KI I 4 - Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, Germany 10
  11. 11. Information gateway for renewable energy and energy efficiency ”Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it”. Samuel Johnson 1775 Contact: REEEP International Secretariat Florian Bauer (reegle product manager) +43 1 26026 3714