This report presents a novel overarching framework to help policymakers understand the evolution of renewable energy policy.
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This factsheet outlines the problems associated with using solid fuels in open fires and traditional stoves for cooking. It proposes solutions to those problems and covers the co-benefits of “clean cooking”.
This brief introduces a series of technical briefs that was developed to share lessons learned from the first three USAID|TRAction project-funded household air pollution research projects from PATH, Impact Carbon and Duke University.
This is the second in a series of three briefs on behavior change and communication strategies to successfully promote clean cooking technologies. Proposed strategies include liquidity constraints and promoting stoves to people with purchasing power.
The overall deficiency of the power sector has constrained economic and social development, according to the authors of this report.
Lack of energy access and frequent electricity shortages are major impediments to economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. The region needs increased investment in the power sector, according to the authors of this report.
The substantial energy resources of the Nile countries are not fully tapped, and several Nile countries have low levels of access to electricity. This note highlights the achievements made at the regional level to address this issue through cooperative projects of regional significance.
To achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), all households in sub-Saharan Africa will need to have access to basic infrastructure services, according to the authors of this report. The challenge in meeting this goal is in bringing this access while simultaneously driving down the costs.
This working paper—which draws on engagement with 200 experts from private companies, academic institutions, government and international organizations—expands on the transport findings published in IRENA's REmap: Roadma
The authors of this report argue that Africa has the potential and the ability to use its renewable resources to fuel the majority of its future growth with renewable energy.