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 focuses on the debate concerning the creation of "low-carbon" jobs. Government action on climate change promises economic opportunity.
This report addresses investment trends in sustainable energy by technology and by region, status of research and development efforts, flows of venture capital and private equity, and investment in developing countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
This report explores how energy service companies (ESCOs) may be incorporated into a model for the introduction of energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives in poor communities on a large scale, using South Africa as an example.
This report addresses how the production and use of bioenergy products are likely to influence the future state of water resources and asserts that bioenergy development needs be carefully planned to avoid it adding to existing pressures.
This web-based database provides detailed project output documents from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) projects. The database contains output documents from specific types of energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy programmes.
This guidebook is intended to serve as a resource for countries in Africa as they consider options to develop bioenergy production capacity. Some level of bioenergy production capacity exists in Africa, though not on a large scale.
This report explores the experiences and challenges of the renewable energy sector to date, both in meeting the requirements of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RE IPPPP) and in planning for its longer-term implementation.