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  1. Renewable Energy Strategies for Rural Africa: Is a PV-led Renewable Energy Strategy the Right Approach for Providing Modern Energy to the Rural Poor of Sub-Saharan Africa?

    This article reviews trends in the rural energy sector of Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses the ... greater impact on rural clean energy development, including biomass power, solar thermal heating, wind ... pumps, hydropower and other cleaner fuels such as liquefied propane gasoline. Rural energy policies that ...

    Energy Policy

    January 2002

  2. Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities

    This report UNEP), describes how renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in developing ... overall renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, as well as specific projects and case studies ... that detail their countries’ implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. ...

    January 2015

  3. How a New Breed of Distributed Energy Services Companies can Reach 500mm Energy-Poor Customers within a Decade

    This paper offers a commercial solution to the energy access challenge. According to the authors, ... living without access to basic levels of modern energy services can be reached by 2030. They estimate ... the distributed energy service company, or DESCO model functions. How a New Breed of Distributed ...

    June 2014

  4. Renewable Energy: Jobs and Access

    This study offers one of the first perspectives on the job-creation role of rural energy access. ... The authors find that there is significant potential for job creation due to rural energy access ... initiatives, especially small-scale renewables. Although most renewable energy technologies and components are ...

    International Renewable Energy Agency

    June 2012

  5. Women at the Forefront of the Clean Energy Future

    gender and energy. According to the authors, a current knowledge gap at the intersection of clean energy ... experience on gender issues regarding energy at the household and micro to medium scales. The authors intend ... to demonstrate that gender equality can be a driver of more effective clean energy investments and ...

    November 2014

  6. Policies to Spur Energy Access

    This report is intended to support policymakers who want to accelerate energy access by engaging ... purposes of this report, the term "energy access" refers to access to electricity and related ... decentralized) electricity options rather than grid extension. While their primary focus is off-grid energy ...

    September 2015

  7. Renewable Energy Markets in Developing Countries

    of policies and programs for renewable energy. Lessons learned from past experience suggest the need ... to social benefits and income generation. Renewable Energy Markets in Developing Countries Annual ... Review of Energy and the Environment Eric Martinot Akanksha Chaurey Debra Lew Jose Roberto Moreira Njeri ...

    Annual Review of Energy and the Environment

    January 2002

  8. Building Climate Equity: Creating a New Approach from the Ground Up

    Communities Energy Access Rural Electrification Energy Efficiency Industry Grid Integration Energy Storage ... Renewable Energy Electricity Biomass Power Lighting Fuel Economy Wind Power Solar Power Commercial Community ... Energy Access Low Carbon Communities Rural Electrification Energy Efficiency Industry Lighting Finance ...

    June 2015

  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 successfully expanding energy lending. It includes ...

    The SEEP Network

    November 2007

  10. Developing Effective Off-Grid Lighting Policy

    Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Essel Ben Hagan Olola Vieyra Mifsud Johanna Diecker Kenya Energy ... Storage Microgrids Energy Access Clean Cookstoves Rural Electrification Energy Efficiency Lighting Grid ... Integration Renewable Energy Electricity Wind Power Solar Power Crosscutting Commercial Community ...

    January 2015