This paper offers a commercial solution to the energy access challenge. According to the authors, a significant proportion of the estimated 1.3 billion people (about 300 million households) around the world living without access to basic levels of modern energy services can be reached by 2030.
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This guidebook provides guidance, standards and procedures for interconnecting mini grids with a central electric grid as rural electrification advances in developing countries.
The authors of this report recommend various measures to support large-scale deployment of renewables in Mauritania, including developing a national policy on renewable energy; updating the electricity code and associated implementing decrees; creating the institutional and regulatory framework t
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.
This report discusses the relationship between fossil-fuel subsidies and gender in India. Subsidy reform in cooking, lighting, pumping and transport fuels is needed to increase access to sustainable energy and help empower women.
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 describes how energy has become the central theme in discussions on alleviating poverty, promoting economic development and improving the quality of life of people.
This recorded webinar addresses work underway in Peru to support energy access using off-grid renewable energy and explores residual energy access issues in Peru in the run up to the 20th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties.
The speakers in this webinar showcased financing models and capacity building efforts tailored to clean energy in island settings.
This webinar is part of the broader work that the UN Foundation is undertaking on energy access and as part of the Clean Energy Mini-grids High Impact Opportunity (HIO) area within the UN and the World Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.