Building markets for solar lighting, particularly among a widely distributed, low-income customer base, requires technical and business-model innovation. IFC’s Lighting Asia/India program accomplished both by partnering with solar distributors in India, such as Frontier Markets, to develop a network of women entrepreneurs known as Solar Sahelis. This network helped to overcome the cost and awareness […]
This paper analyses the issues involved with developing green mini-grids for rural electrification. These are mini-grids powered by renewable energy resources – solar radiation, wind, hydro power or biomass – either exclusively or in combination with diesel generation.
The Report covers the existing Policies in Ministry of energy and petroleum, it also covers measures to reduce risks and ensure preparedness for the consequences of oil and gas development, identify environmental and poverty-combating priorities and how these may be influenced by oil and gas development options and alternatives. In addition, it evaluates the country’s […]
Energy sustainability is based on three core dimensions: energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability. This three constitute a ‘Trilemma’. The Energy Trilemma Index ranks countries’ energy performance around the world and provides a framework to benchmark progress.
The research conducted by the World Energy Council together with ADEME concludes that energy efficiency continues to improve all over the world but despite the significant advances, more can and should be done to improve the efficiency of energy production and use.
This report provides an overview of the main technological pathways to fundamentally transform the cooking sector in developing countries to sustainable sources. It provides an analysis of the main technological options and an estimate of their costs and feasibility.
This report examines the evolution of the most critical emerging risks to the energy sector – extreme weather events, energy-water-food nexus and cyber threats – and identifies measures to respond through improved financing conditions for investments for energy infrastructure, including financial risk management. It also identifies seven recommendations, which aim at improving the financing of […]
This report investigates how cyber risks can best be managed, taking into account the changing nature of the energy industry and energy infrastructure. Actions are recommended for decision makers and stakeholders to improve the sector’s response to rising cyber threats, as part of a wider move toward greater resilience.
The objective of the validation workshop was to obtain consensus of all key stakeholders (Government, private sector ethanol and ethanol-based cookstoves producers and distributers and the beneficiaries) on the proposed model for providing a clean cooking alternative fuel for at least 500,000 households in the country, over a period of five years.