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 paper provides a global overview of past market experience, existing applications and results of policies and programs for renewable energy.
This report examines strategies to reduce the cost of renewable energy in Namibia, with a particular focus on solar technology.
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 web-based database provides detailed project output documents from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) projects. The database contains output documents from specific types of energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy programmes.
This study examines the opportunities and constraints associated with the development of second-generation biofuels in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region, based on a review of existing environmentally sound technologies that can be accessed by small and medium ent
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.
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.
This report examines the value-creation potential of solar and wind power as an important first step for continuing research and analysis.
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 in Africa.