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.
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 book explains the current electricity subsidies to residential consumers in Mexico and the current distribution of subsidies across income classes. It also explains how alternative subsidy mechanisms could improve distributional and fiscal performance.
This case study highlights Chile's Rural Electrification Program (PER), which expanded rural electrification through private sector companies and existing cooperatives.
This webinar covers (1) energy access and links to development, end-user finance for modern energy, productive uses for energy to support economic development, and enabling environments for project development and investment in clean energy, (2) approaches to investing services and capital in sm