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 presents 12 practical applications of clean energy projects in Asian countries, including solar, wind, small hydropower, and biomass projects.
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.
This report for Vietnam provides an overview of the country's energy market outlook, potential for biofuel production, prioritization, biofuel business options, and policy, regulatory, and institutional support structure.
This report presents findings from a research study looking at the opportunities that carbon offset projects offer for poor rural communities.
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 handbook is to assist people who are working in or with local government to develop sustainable energy and climate action plans and implementation programs.
This article reviews trends in the rural energy sector of Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses the limitations of over-reliance on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.