This paper reviews the recent and anticipated future growth of demand for wood for electricity generation and heat in modern technologies, and identifies the likely sources of supply, in recent years and in the future. It also provides an overview of the debate around the impact of wood energy on greenhouse gas emissions, and reaches […]
The report presents a chronological review of energy laws and regulations concerning grid interconnection procedures in the United States, highlighting the consequences of policies for renewable energy interconnections. It also places interconnection policies and their impacts on renewable energy within the broader context of power market reform.
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 […]
The purpose of the research underlying this report is to provide a worldwide technology view for advanced biofuels from2015 to 2045, precisely for liquid transport fuels for road, shipping and aviation use. It concentrates on the role of innovation in stimulating advanced biofuels pathways that have not reached widespread commercialization.
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.