Although Africa has enormous energy resources, more than half of the continent’s population does not have any access to electricity and generation is often unable to meet the demand of those who do. Growth and poverty reduction will be constrained if this deficit continues.
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The Africa Clean Energy Corridor initiative aims to transform the continent’s energy mix by promoting the development of clean, indigenous, cost-effective renewable power options.
This publication provides an overview of the activities and recent accomplishments of technology collaboration programmes (TCPs). The 39 TCPs in operation involve about 6,000 experts from government, industry and research organizations in 51 countries.
As part of its market development work in Tanzania, IFC in mid-2016 carried out a benchmarking exercise of 20 distributed energy services companies using mini-grid technologies.
This document brings report the key messages that emerged from the Third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2016), including the importance of (1) mainstreaming off-grid renewable energy in national rural electrification strategies, (2) creating an ecosystem to accelerate
This book steps into the new world of broad-scale and locally relevant policy experimentation. Chapters focus on the political economy of clean energy transition and emphasize specific issues encountered in both developed and developing countries.
This document outlines the renewable energy and energy efficiency policy for Nigeria.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has formulated an ambitious strategy to make Nigeria the world’s 20th largest economy by 2020. The authors of this report argue there are many ways Nigeria can achieve this vision with up to 32 per cent lower carbon emissions.
According to this report, the Ghana government has created an environment that is conducive for business in the renewable energy sector by emplacing (1) explicit feed-in tariffs for energy generated by renewable sources and (2) the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, which is a “one-stop shop” fo
Article abstract: "Examination of the financial viability of power sectors in 39 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa shows that only two countries have a financially viable power sector, and only 19 cover operating expenditures.