|Type of site||Search Engine|
|Owner||REEEP & REN21|
|Created by||punkt.net Services|
|Alexa rank||1,622,079 (December 2013[update])|
reegle is an internet search engine specifically covering the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency. It was originally developed in 2005 by REEEP and REN21 as a public resource, with funding from the governments of:
- United Kingdom (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
- Germany (Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety)
- Netherlands (Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment).
The site was substantially revised in April 2009 to be more user-friendly.
reegle (with a lower-case r) is a search engine specifically covering renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change issues. It was conceived as a public resource for governments, project developers, banks and finance institutions, NGOs, and international organisations as well as the general public.
In addition to its search function, the site has a news feed provided courtesy of EnviroFinland, a blog, a green glossary of terms and event listings.
It has three main search components.
The central function of the site is a web search, which offers a "mind map" based search refinement function.
The user can click on a map of the world and get information on renewable energy and energy efficiency in that specific country, including relevant government ministries, private companies, country energy statistics, and a sampling of clean energy development projects in that specific area.
reegle has a large directory of organisations involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency. It contains information and links to over 1300 governmental ministries, companies and other green organisations, cross-referenced by geographical area and subject matter.
- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
- Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
- British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
- Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM)
- International Energy Agency (IEA)
- Renewable energy commercialization