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  1. Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Development

    This paper: 1) reviews international commitments to RET use and rural development and examines the link connecting RETs with rural development; 2) looks at RET options and potential benefits and deployment challenges; 3) investigates, using a number of ca ...

    United Nations

    August 2011

  2. The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries: A Review Focusing on the Least Developed Countries and Sub-Saharan Africa

    In this report, the authors look at modern energy services in developing countries. The primary purpose of this document is to quantify and report the statistics related to energy use, energy poverty and the health impacts of energy in developing countrie ...

    United Nations

    August 2011

  3. Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Global Electricity Technology Deployment

    This report reviews different policy mechanisms that can strengthen public-private partnerships (PPP)s. The goal of this report is to identify the best PPPs that support the global deployment of low and zero-emitting electricity technologies and identify ...

    United Nations

    August 2011

  4. Background Data Collection on Bio-Energy in the Caribbean and Central America

    This report identifies opportunities for bio-energy development in Caribbean and Central American nations, including the technical potential for biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) and biopower generation. A country overview, energy overview, bio-energy prod ...

    United Nations

    December 2006

  5. Economic Risk and Sensitivity Analysis for Small-Scale Hydropower Projects: International Energy Agency (IEA) Technical Report

    This report addresses economic risks related to hydropower projects. It focuses on helping developers, owners, and investors assess, plan, and operate small hydropower projects by presenting expected costs, benefits, and methods to calculate uncertainties ...

    International Energy Agency

    March 2000

  6. India's Strategic Plan for New and Renewable Energy Sector for the Period 2011-2017

    This document outlines the mission, objectives, goals, implementation, and evaluation plan for India's renewable energy sector. The strategy includes on-grid and off-grid solutions, and focuses on financial incentives for implementing a policy emphas ...

    India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

    February 2011

  7. Kenya Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program: Scoping Mission Report

    This report examines Kenya's potential to benefit from the Program on Scaling-Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP), operating under the framework of the Climate Investment Funds. The report reviews the renewable energy context in Kenya— ...

    Climate Investment Funds

    February 2011

  8. Delivering Energy Services for Poverty Reduction: Success Stories from Asia and the Pacific

    This report outlines experiences from the United Nations Development Programme and its partners in designing and implementing energy projects. The report summarizes findings from 12 case studies that examine design, implementation, and outcomes of energy ...

    United Nations

  9. Using Microfinance to Expand Access to Energy Services: Summary of Findings

    This report summarizes findings on energy financing needs and the role microfinance in expanding energy access. The report reviews energy lending programs for countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and it makes recommendations for su ...

    The SEEP Network

    November 2007

  10. Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (Website)

    This website contains key tools and documents relating to the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, which is a sustainability assessment framework for hydropower development and operation. Resources include the Hydropower Sustainability Assessmen ...

    International Hydropower Association

    November 2010