U.S. DOE Technical Assistance Project

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The Technical Assistance Project, or TAP, is a program which provides "state and local officials with quick, short-term access to experts at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories for assistance with their renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and programs.

TAP helps states with individual, short-term assistance in the following crosscutting topic areas that are not the responsibility of a single DOE technology research program:


  • System benefits charges or other ratepayer-funded utility energy efficiency and renewable energy programs
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standards and renewable fuel standards
  • Use of clean energy technologies to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on state and local public lands and facilities
  • Use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies for state and local disaster relief, mitigation, and planning
  • State and regional energy efficiency and renewable energy assessments and planning
  • Sustainable community and building design
  • Clean energy project financing incentives and mechanisms
  • Other renewable energy and energy efficiency activities supported through DOE's State Energy Program.

Resources available at the TAP website could be useful for designing similar programs internationally.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Program Homepage