Energy Efficiency for Development
The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Energy Efficiency for Development (EE4D) program is a global initiative that provides technical resources and expert advice to USAID partner countries to advance energy efficiency strategies and achieve more resilient and sustainable economic development. EE4D helps countries access technical assistance for standards and retrofits, market priming and financing, and policy planning interventions necessary to rapidly and effectively scale up energy efficiency.
EE4D works in countries where achieving large-scale energy efficiency market transformation is a priority for energy resilience, economic growth, and environmental goals. Through EE4D, USAID promotes key Energy Efficiency Building Blocks that create markets for and lower barriers to adoption of energy efficient technologies at a cost that is accessible to citizens and businesses, and provides a strong return on investment. Expected results include reduced public expenditure in generation capacity, reduced public subsidies for the power sector, reduced energy imports, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved air quality, increased access to energy services by low-income populations, and net economic benefits.