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Promoting renewable energy through auctions (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88694 JUN 13, 2014

Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo; Barroso, Luiz

Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of Brazil (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88695 JUN 13, 2014

Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo; Barroso, Luiz; Cunha, Gabriel

Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of China (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88697 JUN 13, 2014

Xiaodong Wang; Barroso, Luiz; Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo

Promoting renewable energy through auctions: the case of India (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88698 JUN 13, 2014

Khana, Ashish; Barroso, Luiz

Capturing the multi-dimensionality of energy access (English)

There are two initial challenges in defining and measuring energy access: the absence of a universal definition of energy access and the difficulty of measuring any definition in an accurate manner. ... See More +

Brief 88699 JUN 13, 2014

Bhatia, Mikul; Angelou, Nicolina

Exploiting market-based mechanisms to meet utilities' energy efficiency obligations (English)

Electric utilities are key actors in the quest to induce large-scale energy savings among end users. But often it is not enough simply to mandate utilities to achieve a specific target. ... See More +

Brief 88700 JUN 13, 2014

Sinton, Jonathan; de Wit, Joeri

Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Bangladesh (English)

This knowledge note is the second of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Since its inception in 2003, Bangladesh's solar home system program has installed about three million electrification systems in rural households, two-thirds of them in the last three years. ... See More +

Brief 88702 JUN 13, 2014

Sadeque, Zubair; Rysankova, Dana; Elahi, Raihan; Soni, Ruchi

Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Rwanda (English)

This knowledge note is the third of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Rwanda’s rapid achievements in expanding access to electricity after 2009 were made possible by one of the first applications of a sector-wide approach (SWAp) in the electricity sector. ... See More +

Brief 88703 JUN 13, 2014

Baringanire, Paul; Malik, Kabir; Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh

Scaling up access to electricity : the case of lighting Africa (English)

This knowledge note is the first of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program launched in 2007, was the first private-sector-oriented effort to leverage new LED lighting technologies to build sustainable markets that provide safe, affordable, and modern off-grid lighting to communities in Africa that lack access to electricity. ... See More +

Brief 88701 JUN 13, 2014

Murphy, Daniel; Sharma, Arsh

Designing credit lines for energy efficiency (English)

Many economically attractive opportunities to invest in energy efficiency are forgone because of various market barriers, notably the limited availability of commercial financing for energy efficiency projects. ... See More +

Brief 88185 MAY 21, 2014

Sarkar, Ashok; Sinton, Jonathan; de Wit, Joeri

Implementing onshore wind power projects (English)

The kinetic energy in wind is converted into mechanical power in specialized propeller-driven turbines mounted on towers. A generator inside the turbine converts the mechanical power into electricity. ... See More +

Brief 88184 MAY 21, 2014

Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo; Ben, Rafael

Tracking access to nonsolid fuel for cooking (English)

The World Health Organization estimates that in 2012 about 4.3 million deaths occurred because of exposure to household air pollution caused by smoke from the incomplete combustion of fuels such as wood, coal, and kerosene. ... See More +

Brief 88059 MAY 15, 2014

Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh; Portale, Elisa; Adair-Rohani, Heather; Bonjour, Sophie

Tracking access to electricity (English)

Access to electricity in flexible, reliable, and sustainable forms brings a range of social and economic benefits, enabling people to leap from poverty to a better future, enhancing the quality of household life, and stimulating the broader economy. ... See More +

Brief 88060 MAY 15, 2014

Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh; Portale, Elisa

Understanding the differences between cookstoves (English)

The growing interest in clean cooking, with its potential benefits for human health, environmental protection, and climate change, has prompted development specialists to reconsider the quality and performance of cook stoves. ... See More +

Brief 88058 MAY 15, 2014

Ekouevi, Koffi; Freeman, Kate Kennedy; Soni, Ruchi

Measuring the results of World Bank lending in the energy sector (English)

This note is the first report of energy-sector results indicators reflecting the World Bank's broad lending patterns during FY2000-13. To compile it, energy projects back to FY2000 were manually screened for results data comparable with the standardized indicators now used in the Bank's corporate scorecard. ... See More +

Brief 85376 FEB 27, 2014

Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh; Soni, Ruchi; Portale, Elisa

Transmitting renewable energy to the grid : the case of Mexico (English)

Mexico's 2010 national energy strategy aims to promote sustainability and simultaneously increase energy access by increasing the share of renewable resources used to generate energy. ... See More +

Brief 85061 FEB 24, 2014

Madrigal, Marcelino; Jordan, Rhonda Lenai

Transmitting renewable energy to the grid (English)

Many countries are scaling up their investments in renewable energy. In 2010, electricity production from renewable sources - wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, geothermal, hydropower, and ocean energy accounted for 18 percent of global electricity supply. ... See More +

Brief 85059 FEB 24, 2014

Madrigal, Marcelino; Jordan, Rhonda Lenai

Transmitting renewable energy to the grid : the case of Brazil (English)

Brazil has one of the world's cleanest energy portfolios, with 85.3 percent of overall energy production coming from renewable sources (compared with the worldwide average of 16 percent), and with 75 percent of the country's 105,000 megawatt (MW) installed generation capacity coming from hydropower plants alone. ... See More +

Brief 85060 FEB 24, 2014

Madrigal, Marcelino; Jordan, Rhonda Lenai

Transmitting renewable energy to the grid : the case of Texas (English)

The note is based on original work by Marcelino Madrigal and Steven Stoft, "Transmission Expansion for Renewable Energy Scale-Up: Emerging Lessons and Recommendations". ... See More +

Brief 85125 FEB 24, 2014

Madrigal, Marcelino; Jordan, Rhonda Lenai

Understanding CO2 emissions from the global energy sector (English)

The energy sector contributes about 40 percent of global emissions of CO2. Threequarters of those emissions come from six major economies. Although coal-fired plants account for just 40 percent of world energy production, they were responsible for more than 70 percent of energy-sector emissions in 2010. ... See More +

Brief 85126 FEB 24, 2014

Foster, Vivien; Bedrosyan, Daron

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Promoting renewable energy through auctions (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88694 Brief
Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of Brazil (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88695 Brief
Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of China (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88697 Brief
Promoting renewable energy through auctions: the case of India (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88698 Brief
Capturing the multi-dimensionality of energy access (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88699 Brief
Exploiting market-based mechanisms to meet utilities' energy efficiency obligations (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88700 Brief
Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88702 Brief
Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Rwanda (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88703 Brief
Scaling up access to electricity : the case of lighting Africa (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88701 Brief
Designing credit lines for energy efficiency (English)
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MAY 21, 2014 88185 Brief
Implementing onshore wind power projects (English)
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MAY 21, 2014 88184 Brief
Tracking access to nonsolid fuel for cooking (English)
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MAY 15, 2014 88059 Brief
Tracking access to electricity (English)
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MAY 15, 2014 88060 Brief
Understanding the differences between cookstoves (English)
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MAY 15, 2014 88058 Brief
Measuring the results of World Bank lending in the energy sector (English)
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FEB 27, 2014 85376 Brief
Transmitting renewable energy to the grid : the case of Mexico (English)
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FEB 24, 2014 85061 Brief
Transmitting renewable energy to the grid (English)
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FEB 24, 2014 85059 Brief
Transmitting renewable energy to the grid : the case of Brazil (English)
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FEB 24, 2014 85060 Brief
Transmitting renewable energy to the grid : the case of Texas (English)
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FEB 24, 2014 85125 Brief
Understanding CO2 emissions from the global energy sector (English)
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FEB 24, 2014 85126 Brief