This report describes how energy has become the central theme in discussions on alleviating poverty, promoting economic development and improving the quality of life of people.
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The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how the transition to a global clean energy economy depends on the world's cities, which accounting for roughly 75 per cent of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
This brochure provides an update on Climate Investment Funds (CIF) activities in 2015 in African nations.
The Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST) initiative aims to build awareness of biomass as Africa's main source of primary energy and to highlight its relevance to poverty alleviation efforts, especially among decision-makers at policy level.
This report examines how ten countries have switched, or are planning to switch, from traditional fuels such as wood, coal, charcoal, animal waste and kerosene, to LPG as a cooking fuel.
The publication provides insights into some of the complications inherent in the private household and social cost-benefit “calculus” of interventions to promote new cooking technologies and practices.
This report examines the key factors influencing investors in mini-grid projects, including licensing, tariff regulation, access to finance and specific project risks related to the eventual arrival of the main grid.
Pico-photovoltaic (PV) kits have become a lower-cost alternative to investment intensive grid electrification. Using a randomized controlled trial, the authors examine uptake and impacts of a simple pico-PV kit that barely exceeds the benchmark of what the UN considers modern energy.
This book examines the potential of African countries to produce biofuels for export or domestic consumption and looks at the policy framework needed.
This presentation review energy access progress in Tanzania and strategies from the Rural Energy Agency to expand access, including facilitating renewable energy projects and energy efficiency.