The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a Vienna-based non-profit organisation that aims to accelerate the marketplace for renewable energy and energy efficiency with a particular emphasis on the emerging markets and developing countries. Its primary focus is the scaling up of clean energy business models.
REEEP was originally launched by the government of the United Kingdom along with other partners at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in August 2002, and has since built a reputation as a small but active clean energy and development NGO.
It pursues its market catalyst role in three ways:
- Funding small-to-medium scale project interventions that address the barriers to market development and assist business models in scaling up
- Providing internet-based information resources such as REEGLE_-_Clean_Energy_Information_Gateway, an information portal for clean energy that is funded jointly with REN21
- Connecting and supporting champions of clean energy via several strategic sub-networks of stakeholders.
To date the organisation has been funded primarily by governments including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, The United States and the European Commission.