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 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 article reviews trends in the rural energy sector of Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses the limitations of over-reliance on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.
Small, modular biomass gasifiers are an emerging technology for enhancing the economic productivity of small agricultural-based communities, especially when combined with the “multi-function platform” concept.
This study offers one of the first perspectives on the job-creation role of rural energy access. The authors find that there is significant potential for job creation due to rural energy access initiatives, especially small-scale renewables.
This recorded webinar examines the Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) project, which provides indicators for assessing the legal and regulatory landscape for investment in sustainable energy.
This report explains how the need for lighting products in places like Africa remains critical, as a large portion of households still have no access to electrical services.
This report examines how ten countries have switched, or are planning to switch, from traditional fuels such as wood, coal, charcoal, animal waste and kerosene, to LPG as a cooking fuel.
This website features links to United Nations Development Programme case studies and publications on how energy can be used to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, which is one of eight UN Millennium Development Goals for 2015.
This report reviews existing energy policies with respect to energy access in various regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.