This report analyses the rural electrification policies of Brazil, China, South Africa and India to help guide policymakers in developing an effective rural electrification plan. The document outlines the different paths that each country took to achieve their goals of rural electrification.
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This report is a collection of case studies that highlight replicable best practices in the use of renewable energy for rural electrification. Examples cover a wide range of technologies, locations, financial support mechanisms, and consumer-tariff schemes.
This website links to the presentations of various stakeholders in the Indian wind and biomass industries during a one day seminar on policy incentives for wind and biomass power generation, including small scale distributed generation in rural areas.
This website highlights the activities of the United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics in promoting public and private sector finance of clean energy.
The India Climate Portal is the country's first dedicated site on climate change, bringing daily news, views, action, and resources. It is meant to raise awareness, promote information exchange, and foster networking and partnership in the search for solutions to climate change.
The main purpose of this study is to determine the market potential for photovoltaic (PV) systems in remote areas of China, especially in villages without access to grid electricity.
This webinar covers (1) energy access and links to development, end-user finance for modern energy, productive uses for energy to support economic development, and enabling environments for project development and investment in clean energy, (2) approaches to investing services and capital in sm
This case study on Bangladesh's transition to a low carbon economy highlights the routes in which a low carbon economy might be achieved in this growing nation.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) - Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD) program’s mandate is to address cross-cutting issues that influence the deployment of renewable energy and to act as a vehicle to accelerate the market introduction and deployment of renewable energy technologi
The authors of this report review advances in energy efficiency legislation and how it has played out in the market through the year 2011. The report follows 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made in prior years by the International Energy Agency.