This report analyses the rural electrification policies of Brazil, China, South Africa and India to help guide policymakers in developing an effective rural electrification plan. The document outlines the different paths that each country took to achieve their goals of rural electrification.
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This report provides guidance to policymakers deciding whether a carbon capture and storage (CCS) “ready policy” is desirable and, if so, selecting levels of requirements for a capture-ready plant, a storage-ready plant, and a transport-ready plant based on their jurisdictions’ characteristics a
This study evaluates energy efficiency trends and policies in more than 70 countries.
This report reviews four energy efficiency programs for low income households: (1) the Brazilian Electricity Public Benefits Fund, (2) the Programme for Biomass Energy Conservation (ProBEC) in Southern Africa, (3) the United Kingdom’s Fuel Poverty Strategy (especially the Warm Front Scheme) and
This paper provides a global overview of past market experience, existing applications and results of policies and programs for renewable energy.
This report compares carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) with other emissions mitigation options and assesses its potential. The report describes the challenges that a CCS strategy must overcome to reach market introduction by 2015 and achieve its full potential over the next 30-50 years.
This report addresses investment trends in sustainable energy by technology and by region, status of research and development efforts, flows of venture capital and private equity, and investment in developing countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
This website highlights the activities of the United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics in promoting public and private sector finance of clean energy.
This paper complements the International Energy Agency's 2011 report, "Deploying Renewables 2011: Best and Future Policy Practice" (http://www.iea.org/w/bookshop/add.aspx?id=414), and is intended to provide more detailed information on
This paper introduces stakeholders to the concept of a clean energy standard (CES), explains how a CES works, describes the benefits that a CES can deliver, and explores federal and subnational options for CES policies.