This document provides an analysis of the energy situation in West Africa as well as the region’s needs and options for energy development in the near future. The authors run the IRENA energy planning tool under four different scenarios and share their results.
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This quarterly market review series highlights developments in renewable energy markets, finance, and policy in the United States and China.
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 analysis of the new Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) loan scheme finds that although the scheme is targeted to least-developed countries (LDCs), the loan criteria include stringent repayment terms that are not in the favor of LDCs.
This report explores the experiences and challenges of the renewable energy sector to date, both in meeting the requirements of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RE IPPPP) and in planning for its longer-term implementation.
This report assesses—at the micro level for the whole region—the distributional impact of raising energy tariffs to cost recovery levels and to simulate policy options to cushion these impacts.
This report examines clean energy predictions and realities around the world. It includes much data and country case studies that give a realistic overview of the international energy picture through 2030.
This publication reports on a case study performed to bring metered electrical services to a slum in Brazil. The authors report on the entire process, results, performance, and lessons in sustainability and ability to reproduce viable results.
This journal article explores possible consequences of variations in fuel usage for improved cookstove programs and how they might vary by area.
This paper provides a framework for comparing the existing federal policies for onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies in India with a proposed class of debt-related federal policies, using project-level cash-flow models.