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This report summarizes the experience of public financing agencies and relevant lessons learned regarding the use of publicly backed guarantees (PBGs) to build clean energy markets. A PBG is a contractual obligation by which a government (institution), ag ...
Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development: Modelling Energy Scenarios for Ghana
This report compares the potential and cost of three national policies (renewable energy quota or REQ, public benefit fund, and clean development mechanism) to address accessibility, affordability, and import dependence issues in Ghana. Energy models foun ...
This report summarizes the off-grid renewable energy solutions available to rural entities. Through case studies, it provides background on off-grid technology, discusses the advantages and challenges of using renewable energy, offers insight into quality ...
Alliance for Rural Electricification
This report presents a collection of case studies on successful off-grid projects implemented throughout India, including gasifier, biogas, biofuel, cook stove, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, and watermill projects. Access to Clean Energy: A Glimpse o ...
Government of India
This report presents 12 practical applications of clean energy projects in Asian countries, including solar, wind, small hydropower, and biomass projects. For each application, the report briefly describes the specific project, lessons learned, barriers t ...
Asian Development Bank
This report analyzes the energy needs and capacity of Argentina's renewable energy sector, including current initiatives such as solar water pumping and biofuel programs. Seven case studies representing various climates and populations in Argentina a ...
Making Sustainable Biofuels Work for Smallholder Farmers and Rural Households: Issues and Perspectives
This report summarizes the main risks and opportunities that can arise from liquid biofuel production and use in developing countries. Opportunities include rural development potential, increased energy access, and improved energy security. The paper offe ...
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
Small-Scale Bioenergy Initiatives: Brief Description and Preliminary Lessons on Livelihood Impacts from Case Studies in Asia, Latin America and Africa
This report focuses on the impacts that different types of local level bioenergy initiatives—including bioresources, bioresidues, and biofuels—can have on rural livelihoods in different contexts in the developing world. The report is based on a series of ...
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
The Energy Costing Tool is an Excel-based model designed to help countries estimate the costs of increasing access to energy services to support the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MGD). More information is available on the Energy Acce ...