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 study evaluates energy efficiency trends and policies in more than 70 countries.
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.
This report is a collection of case studies that highlight replicable best practices in the use of renewable energy for rural electrification. Examples cover a wide range of technologies, locations, financial support mechanisms, and consumer-tariff schemes.
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 report is comprised of articles and case studies shared by experts working in the development and marketing of clean cookstoves. Lessons learned from projects implemented in Africa and Asia, continuing challenges, and new opportunities for market scale-up are discussed.
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.