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 report reviews four energy efficiency programs for low income households: (1) the Brazilian Electricity Public Benefits Fund, (2) the Programme for Biomass Energy Conservation (ProBEC) in Southern Africa, (3) the United Kingdom’s Fuel Poverty Strategy (especially the Warm Front Scheme) and
This handbook is intended for listing organizations, companies and institutions that are instrumental in the project development process.
This paper provides a global overview of past market experience, existing applications and results of policies and programs for renewable energy.
The first part of this report briefly describes successful programs for several renewable energy technologies, providing Internet links for more information, as well as contact information.
This article examines current policies to promote wind energy in Colombia. Recommendations are made to encourage further development of renewables, including the use of feed-in tariffs and portfolio standards.
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 case study highlights Chile's Rural Electrification Program (PER), which expanded rural electrification through private sector companies and existing cooperatives.
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 report describes how as global electricity demand increases, governments are designing and implementing policies to scale up and catalyze renewable energy.