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Energy Efficiency for Clean Development Program (EECDP)

Often referred to as “the first fuel in the race for a sustainable energy future,” energy efficiency is a critical pillar in USAID’s support for the developing world. The Energy Efficiency for Clean Development Program (EECDP) is a cooperative agreement, formed in March 2011 between ICF and USAID, which provides tools and advises on replicable strategies for energy efficiency integration across countries and regions. Since inception, EECDP has:

  • Tested frameworks for improving energy efficiency in industrial, commercial, and residential sectors.
  • Developed technical tools and resources to understand and improve efficiency.
  • Advised on financial strategies to bolster energy efficiency investment.
  • Developed tools to identify the best investment opportunities in emerging markets.
  • Supported the integration of energy efficiency into power sector and climate planning.
  • Delivered projects in countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America through Leader and Associate Awards.

EECDP is helping developing countries around the world stimulate economic growth, lower costs for consumers, and increase energy security and access.

The rapid growth of new construction and infrastructure development in emerging economies presents an opportunity for the implementation of energy efficiency on a massive scale. These opportunities are more limited in the developed world where growth rates are lower and the built environment is already established. By contrast, growth in developing countries provides an opportunity for efficiency to be integrated into buildings and other types of infrastructure at the onset of development. This prevents expensive energy consumption, and the need for costly retrofits in the future.

Energy efficiency stimulates economic growth by creating jobs and putting money into the pockets of consumers. Consumer costs are reduced through efficiency gains that lower energy consumption while preserving energy access and technology performance. Decreased demand for energy reduces a country’s reliance on imported fuel and other resources which enhances a country’s energy security. Through improved technologies, processes, and services, energy efficiency programs deliver the most cost effective solution to energy security, access, affordability, and reliability.

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