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 reviews four energy efficiency programs for low income households: (1) the Brazilian Electricity Public Benefits Fund, (2) the Programme for Biomass Energy Conservation (ProBEC) in Southern Africa, (3) the United Kingdom’s Fuel Poverty Strategy (especially the Warm Front Scheme) and
This handbook is intended for listing organizations, companies and institutions that are instrumental in the project development process.
This paper provides a global overview of past market experience, existing applications and results of policies and programs for renewable energy.
This paper discusses off-grid electrification options for low-income households in rural Kenya. Topics addressed include the recent introduction of pico hydro schemes (schemes of fewer than five kilowatts), the details of the implementation of two community schemes, and the costs involved.
This report examines Kenya's potential to benefit from the Program on Scaling-Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP), operating under the framework of the Climate Investment Funds.
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 report examines strategies to reduce the cost of renewable energy in Namibia, with a particular focus on solar technology.
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 report explores how energy service companies (ESCOs) may be incorporated into a model for the introduction of energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives in poor communities on a large scale, using South Africa as an example.