The Policies and Measures databases is a collection of three databases that provide information on policies and measures taken or planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and support renewable energy development and deployment.
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This report highlights a series of case studies that the World Bank has carried out in order to identify the crucial factors determining the success of such programs.
This brief summarizes some of the main approaches to mini-grid development. The brief also addresses the requirements for successful mini-grid implementation and key challenges to their development, particularly in Africa.
This paper explores the opportunities available for financial institutions in low-income housing sustainable energy projects, such as solar water heating (SWH), in South Africa.
This report reviews the Clean Development Mechanism-registered Kuyasa Energy Upgrade Project in South Africa, which retrofitted 2,300 low income houses with solar water heaters.
This report discusses how access for investment finance and demand for energy products can be increased, taking into account perspectives of banks, microfinance institutions, savings and credit cooperatives, and informal lending organizations.
This report is the fifth in a series documenting the World Bank Group’s progress in supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency. It details the successes of, and lessons learned from, the investments made by the World Bank Group over the past five years.
This publication examines many aspects of renewable energy in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Many authors contributed to these in-depth examinations from many different viewpoints.
This report presents the findings of a review of policies for energy efficiency and renewable energy in the countries participating in the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE).
This report examines the complex process of transforming power systems. It offers evidence for power system transformation by providing a collection of empirical examples of the types of innovations that are emerging worldwide.