This book explains the current electricity subsidies to residential consumers in Mexico and the current distribution of subsidies across income classes. It also explains how alternative subsidy mechanisms could improve distributional and fiscal performance.
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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.
The main purpose of this study is to determine the market potential for photovoltaic (PV) systems in remote areas of China, especially in villages without access to grid electricity.
This website provides news and information on green power markets and related activities in the United States, including up-to-date information on green power providers, product offerings, consumer protection issues, and policies affecting green power markets.
This presentation shows the results of the Institute for Building Efficiency's 2012 energy efficiency survey. The institute surveyed nearly 3,500 decision makers in a variety of sectors who are responsible for energy use in buildings—examining trends in priorities and practices.
This webinar covers (1) energy access and links to development, end-user finance for modern energy, productive uses for energy to support economic development, and enabling environments for project development and investment in clean energy, (2) approaches to investing services and capital in sm
This study on Poland is part of the World Bank’s series of low-carbon growth studies. It poses the question of how Poland can transition to a low-emissions economy as successfully as it underwent transition to a market economy in the early 1990s.
This study aims to determine the greenhouse gas emissions mitigation potential from building-related energy policies. Using scenario analysis, it examines the global potential in 2020, 2030, and 2050 for building-sector policies to promote greenhouse gas reductions.
The authors of this report review advances in energy efficiency legislation and how it has played out in the market through the year 2011. The report follows 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made in prior years by the International Energy Agency.
This report analyzes energy efficiency policies and best practices, and it offers a discussion-like overview of considerations to ensure that the proper policy paths are pursued.