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In the last decade, interest in energy efficiency has increased around the world. Countries are interested in energy efficiency because of its potential to ameliorate local and regional environmental problems, reduce the prospect of global climate changes associated with the greenhouse effect, provide the foundation for improved economic stability and development, and to reduce global risks and uncertainties associated with non-domestic oil supplies. Developing easily accessible information services and networks on energy efficiency technologies and programs is an important strategy that some countries are promoting in the pursuit of an energy-efficient society. While not all lessons are transferable, the sharing of experience in energy efficiency policies and programs will help all countries avoid mistakes that can waste scarce resources.