The Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST) initiative aims to build awareness of biomass as Africa's main source of primary energy and to highlight its relevance to poverty alleviation efforts, especially among decision-makers at policy level.
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According to the authors, this report reveals the major potential for societies to raise economic performance and extend significant environmental and social benefits through improved energy productivity.
This report identifies the main risks and barriers limiting investment. It also supplies a toolkit for policy makers, public and private investors, and public finance institutions to scale up their investments in renewable energy.
This report outlines how the U.S.
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.
The publication provides insights into some of the complications inherent in the private household and social cost-benefit “calculus” of interventions to promote new cooking technologies and practices.
This “outcome report” is from the 2016 Kassel International Dialogue (KID), which offered the opportunity for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and a dialogue between local, regional, and national government representatives and legislators.
This paper describes Africa’s wind energy markets have evolved over the years and the structural characteristics affecting the development of wind energy projects on the continent.
This report examines the key factors influencing investors in mini-grid projects, including licensing, tariff regulation, access to finance and specific project risks related to the eventual arrival of the main grid.
This online database features 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and 40 years of resource use. It was developed as a result of a three-year science-based consultative process mandated by countries in the region.