This publication is part of a series produced by the Energy Division of the Infrastructure and Environment Department of the Inter-American Development Bank.
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This project examined real life examples of how renewable energy projects have been developed to leverage local interests, increase direct economic benefits such as job creation but also establish new business.
Article abstract: "The investment requirements to achieve the United Nations’ universal electricity access goal by 2030 are estimated at 640 billion US Dollars. The assumption underlying this goal is that electrification contributes to poverty alleviation in many regards.
The Paris Agreement on climate change will transform the global energy system for decades to come, according to the authors of this executive summary, which summarizes the latest World Energy Outlook, a comprehensive analysis of what this transformation of the energy sector might look like, than
This website provides a platform for sharing data, visualizations and analytical tools that are relevant to the energy sector.
Power systems are designed and operated to efficiently manage variability and uncertainty in electricity demand and resource availability. Variable renewable energy (VRE) increases this inherent variability and uncertainty, and thus increases the need for flexibility.
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As part of the implementation of the AfDB’s Ten‑Year Strategy (2013-2022), its Gender Strategy (2014-2018) and the New Deal on Energy for Africa (a transformative partnership to light up and power Africa by 2025), the Office of the Special Envoy on Gender conducted a desk review of the gender di
This brief describes how a multitiered approach to measuring energy access proposed in the SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework of 2013 introduces a five-tier measurement methodology based on various energy attributes, such as quantity, quality, affordability and duration of supply.
This brief quantifies air pollution and climate change externalities related to fossil fuels, along with the extent these can be reduced with higher uptake of renewables.