This paper provides a global overview of past market experience, existing applications and results of policies and programs for renewable energy.
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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—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 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 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.
This report is the first in a series of three issue briefs on "Keys to Achieving Universal Energy Access," a three-day workshop held by WRI and the DOEN Foundation.
This report discusses how access for investment finance and demand for energy products can be increased, taking into account perspectives of banks, microfinance institutions, savings and credit cooperatives, and informal lending organizations.
This report is the fifth in a series documenting the World Bank Group’s progress in supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency. It details the successes of, and lessons learned from, the investments made by the World Bank Group over the past five years.
This report summarizes findings on energy financing needs and the role microfinance in expanding energy access. The report reviews energy lending programs for countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and it makes recommendations for successfully expanding energy lending.