This paper offers a commercial solution to the energy access challenge. According to the authors, a significant proportion of the estimated 1.3 billion people (about 300 million households) around the world living without access to basic levels of modern energy services can be reached by 2030.
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This report explains how the need for lighting products in places like Africa remains critical, as a large portion of households still have no access to electrical services.
This website features links to United Nations Development Programme case studies and publications on how energy can be used to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, which is one of eight UN Millennium Development Goals for 2015.
This report is the first in a series of three issue briefs on "Keys to Achieving Universal Energy Access," a three-day workshop held by WRI and the DOEN Foundation.
TRANSrisk conducted 15 case studies that explore the transition to low-carbon economies, including 14 country-level case studies and one at the global and regional level.
This report is the fifth in a series documenting the World Bank Group’s progress in supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency. It details the successes of, and lessons learned from, the investments made by the World Bank Group over the past five years.
This report informs policymakers and other stakeholders in the energy sector about the technology developments in renewable mini-grids. It also discusses how these technology developments could enable faster commercialization and large-scale deployment of renewable mini-grids.
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 15 international case studies.
This report UNEP), describes how renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in developing countries contribute to narrowing the “2020 emissions gap”.
This report describes how 2015 was a watershed year for international development, with global leaders meeting to adopt a new set of sustainable development goals, as well as the financing framework that underpins those goals.