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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. Africa 2030: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future

    This report—which is based on a country-by-country assessment of supply, demand, renewable energy ... potential and technology prospects—recommends 14 actions to accelerate the Africa’s renewable energy uptake ... measures to attract investors and the promotion off-grid renewable solutions to increase energy access and ...

    January 2015

  3. Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy: New World Bank Group Indicators on Sustainable Energy

    This recorded webinar examines the Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) project, ... energy. The data collected through RISE help policymakers evaluate the policy and regulatory frameworks ... for private investment in renewable electricity generation, energy efficiency and access to modern ...

    World Bank Group

    June 2015

  4. Beyond Bonn: World Bank Group Progress on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Fiscal 2005- 2009

    renewable energy and energy efficiency. It details the successes of, and lessons learned from, the ... for financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. An overview of World Bank supported ... Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Fiscal 2005- 2009 The World Bank United States Energy Access Rural ...

    The World Bank

    December 2009

  5. Accelerating Access to Energy: Lessons Learned from Efforts to Build Inclusive Energy Markets in Developing Countries

    contribute significantly to expanding energy access and result in longer-lasting solutions. While inadequate ... energy needs, as estimated by the International Energy Agency. Accelerating Access to Energy Global ... Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) International United Kingdom Crosscutting Microgrids Energy Access Clean ...

    December 2014

  6. IEA Energy Efficiency Website and Energy Efficient Market Reports

    This website provides access to the International Energy Agency’s annual Energy Efficient Market ... Report. The report provides an in-depth look into the energy efficiency market and electricity sector of ... buildings, using detailed country-by-country energy efficiency indicator data and IEA expertise. Past ...

    October 2015

  7. Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST) Guide Activity: For Policy-makers and Energy Planners

    The Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST) initiative aims to build awareness of biomass as Africa's ... main source of primary energy and to highlight its relevance to poverty alleviation efforts, especially ... among decision-makers at policy level. This guide focuses on thermal applications of biomass energy in ...

    March 2011

  8. Development of a Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency within the Electricity Sector in Namibia

    in the development of a national renewable energy strategy. Six recommendations are presented to ... Development of a Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency within the Electricity Sector ... in Namibia Consulting Services Africa Namibia Directorate of Energy Christoph Schumann Martin Heita ...

    Consulting Services Africa

    January 2007

  9. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

    Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources United Nations Richard ... Ottinger Adrian J. Bradbook Clean Transport Fuel Efficiency Energy Efficiency Energy Access Rural ... Capital Subsidies, Grants and Rebates 1 January 2007 Keywords by: climate relevant regulations energy ...

    United Nations

    January 2007

  10. 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 ... import dependence issues in Ghana. Energy models found that the REQ scenario led to the largest share of ... Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development: Modelling Energy Scenarios ...

    United Nations

    May 2006