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Energy performance contracting (EPC) is one approach to energy efficiency market growth. This report presents three main types of EPCs and recommends for how the International Finance Corporation can encourage the use of EPCs in developing countries.

Source: International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Date: June 2011

This report explores the experiences and challenges of the renewable energy sector to date, both in meeting the requirements of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RE IPPPP) and in planning for its longer-term implementation.

Source: International Institute for Environment and Development
Date: June 2013

This report details the extent of climate finance from all associated institutions, including mitigation and adaptation activities through several sectors. The report covers data for 2012, definitions of terms, regional coverage and methodologies.

Source: African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, International Finance Corporation
Date: November 2013

This paper offers lessons learned from the 16 regional and utility-specific, distributed solar generation studies summarized in A Review of Solar PV Benefit and Cost Studies, a July 2013 report by the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Source: Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc., Rábago Energy LLC.
Date: March 2014

This report—which is based on a country-by-country assessment of supply, demand, renewable energy potential and technology prospects—recommends 14 actions to accelerate the Africa’s renewable energy uptake in Africa.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency
Date: January 2015

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.

Source: World Bank Group, Clean Energy Solutions Center
Date: June 2015

This report describes the energy context for Djibouti, which faces several critical challenges associated with energy generation, distribution and use. It explores enabling environments for renewables, details the opportunities to develop the renewables sector and recommends further action.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date: May 2015

In this webinar, the United Nations Foundation provides basic media training encompassing Google Hangouts, Twitter chats and other resources applicable to energy practitioners.

Source: Clean Energy Solutions Center, United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, Facebook
Date: October 2015

This report describes the range of choices available in renewable energy auctions and makes recommendations to facilitate optimal decision-making. The authors focus on challenges that need to be addressed and the alternatives that may be considered for each auction design element.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date: January 2015

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.

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Date: January 2015