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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.

Source: Energy Policy, Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa (AFREPREN/FWD)
Date: January 2002

This study underscores how improved access to rural energy services can create multiple benefits for rural life, from income and labor productivity to education and women's health.

Source: World Bank
Date: March 2010

This calculator translates carbon dioxide emissions quantities into easy to understand terms, such as the "equivalent of the carbon dioxide emissions of 183,000 cars annually." It is designed to facilitate communication of greenhouse gas reduction targets, strategies, and successes of various in

Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Date: May 2011

This calculator accounts for capital costs, operations and maintenance, performance, and fuel costs to estimate the levelized cost of energy, expressed in cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), for both utility-scale and distributed generation renewable energy technologies.

Source: United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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.

Source: World Bank

This study examines the opportunities and constraints associated with the development of second-generation biofuels in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region, based on a review of existing environmentally sound technologies that can be accessed by small and medium ent

Source: United Nations
Date: November 2009

This presentation shows the results of the Institute for Building Efficiency's 2012 energy efficiency survey. The institute surveyed nearly 3,500 decision makers in a variety of sectors who are responsible for energy use in buildings—examining trends in priorities and practices.

Source: Institute for Building Efficiency
Date: July 2012

The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. We need a transformation of the UK economy while ensuring secure, low carbon energy supplies to 2050, and face major choices about how to do this.

Date: August 2012

This webinar covers (1) energy access and links to development, end-user finance for modern energy, productive uses for energy to support economic development, and enabling environments for project development and investment in clean energy, (2) approaches to investing services and capital in sm

Source: Clean Energy Solutions Center
Date: June 2012

Solar Energy International (SEI) offers a variety of in-person and online courses in renewable energy technologies for the developing world.

Source: Solar Energy International
Date: September 2012