This resource describes the technological basics of hydropower, identifies the impacts of converting energy through small hydropower plants and discusses measures that can be taken to minimize and compensate impacts. Examples of small hydropower plants in Europe are provided.
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This report analyzes the technology, key drivers, restraints, and market trends in the global small wind turbine (less than 100 kilowatts) market.
This report examines strategies to reduce the cost of renewable energy in Namibia, with a particular focus on solar technology.
This report summarizes financing structures in the wind power sector, including a recent history of modern wind project finance (from 1998 to the present) to current financing and impacts on costs.
This report provides a summary of the Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems (COMPETE) conference, which aimed to contribute to sound and successful bioenergy policy implementation in Africa.
This directory is an online database of lenders and investors that actively provide finance to the sustainable energy sector worldwide. The directory can help renewable energy and energy efficiency project developers and entrepreneurs identify sources of potential capital easily and quickly.
This report identifies five obstacles to institutional investor engagement in low carbon growth in developing countries and proposes a package of public finance investments to address this.
This report addresses investment trends in sustainable energy by technology and by region, status of research and development efforts, flows of venture capital and private equity, and investment in developing countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
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 analyses the economic impact of Colorado’s first 1,000 MW of wind energy development and not only provides a summary of jobs, land lease payments, and other revenue, but also provides a sense of the economic development opportunities associated with other new wind project scenarios i