The handbook compiles information from multiple sources on the major barriers confronting the deployment of renewable energy and distributed generation, cogeneration and combined heat and power (alternative energy) projects into one document.
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This report describes issues that should be considered during the financing stage of hydropower projects and offers suggestions and alternatives to aid in securing financing for small-scale hydropower projects.
This report provides information about the current use of electricity in rural areas and analyzes opportunities and challenges to rural electrification in developing countries as well as providing policy recommendations.
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 website provides access to a collection of webcasts and podcasts presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Climate and Energy Program.
This website links to the presentations of various stakeholders in the Indian wind and biomass industries during a one day seminar on policy incentives for wind and biomass power generation, including small scale distributed generation in rural areas.
This article discusses design and engineering considerations for microgrids, including building codes, power quality and reliability, regulatory environments, and economics.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims to promote clean energy and diversify the Asian and Pacific markets away from greenhouse gas-producing fossil fuels while benefiting the poor by cutting the cost of electricity and protecting the air, water, and soil quality.
This special edition of the Sustainable Energy Regulation Network (SERN) Policy and Regulatory Review outlines the legislation, policies, and roles of institutions related to renewable energy and energy efficiency in India, at both the central government and state levels.
This paper argues for an "energy-poverty alleviation" fund to provide modern energy services to households without energy access. It also proposes an approach for creating such a fund, namely by introducing an incremental levy on petroleum.