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|Owner||REEEP & REN21|
|Created by||punkt.net Services|
|Alexa rank||851,859 (April 2014[update])|
reegle (lower-case) 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 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.
Renewable Energy and Climate Glossary
An online glossary covering about 4000 terms from the clean energy and climate sector, with definition from Open Data sources. Translations of many terms into additional languages is also available.
- 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