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This document includes four technical research reports and one policy research report: Study on Wind Power Development; Study on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Development; Study on Solar Thermal Application and Development; Study on Small Hydro Power Development; Study on the Incentive Policies and Ex

Source: Chinese Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, The World Bank
Date: June 2005

This paper presents current challenges to deploying grids in Africa and highlights the role that the rapidly evolving technological and commercial concept of smart grids might play in ensuring a reliable and secure electricity supply for the region.

Source: United Nations, International Energy Agency, Georgia Institute of Technology, Imperial College
Date: October 2011

This report presents 12 practical applications of clean energy projects in Asian countries, including solar, wind, small hydropower, and biomass projects.

Source: Asian Development Bank
Date: November 2006

This report discusses recent electricity shortages in Bangladesh and their effect on overall industry and commerce. Bangladesh currently imports significant amounts of petroleum and petroleum products to meet energy needs, despite having a sizable deposit of natural gas.

Source: Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, Promotion of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Greenhouse Gas Abatement, Bangladesh
Date: April 2005

This article analyzes the role of fuel switching and fuel choice in the power generation sector.

Source: Energy Policy Journal
Date: January 2001

The objective of this paper is to estimate the impact of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion activities on economic activity in Portugal in order to evaluate the economic costs of policies designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Source: Energy Economics Journal
Date: January 2010

This paper presents the energy perspectives of 20 agriculturists from diverse sectors of California's agricultural community. It examines their understandings of energy use and their behavioral responses to the state's energy crisis of 2000 and 2001.

Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Date: September 2002

This report examines Kenya's potential to benefit from the Program on Scaling-Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP), operating under the framework of the Climate Investment Funds.

Source: Climate Investment Funds
Date: February 2011

This report details the strategies needed to provide universal electricity access by the end of 2030. Small, stand-alone renewable energy technologies can often meet electricity needs of rural communities less expensively than centralised grid solutions can.

Source: United Nations
Date: September 2010

This report is a collection of case studies that highlight replicable best practices in the use of renewable energy for rural electrification. Examples cover a wide range of technologies, locations, financial support mechanisms, and consumer-tariff schemes.

Source: Alliance for Rural Electrification
Date: January 2011