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 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 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.
This recorded webinar examines the Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) project, which provides indicators for assessing the legal and regulatory landscape for investment in sustainable energy.
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.
The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how the transition to a global clean energy economy depends on the world's cities, which accounting for roughly 75 per cent of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
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 examines the key factors influencing investors in mini-grid projects, including licensing, tariff regulation, access to finance and specific project risks related to the eventual arrival of the main grid.
This website offers tools and resources in support of reducing smoke exposure from cooking and heating practices in households around the world.