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Biogas : clean energy access with low-cost mitigation of climate change (English)

With data from the nearly 6,000 households in the Nepal Living Standards Survey of 2010–11, this paper finds that the mean reduction in household firewood collection associated with use of a biogas plant for cooking is about 1,100 kilograms per year from a mean of about 2,400 kilograms per year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7349 JUN 30, 2015

Somanathan,E.; Bluffstone,Randall

The economics of policy instruments to stimulate wind power in Brazil (English)

Large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies, such as wind power and solar energy, has been taking place in industrialized and developing economics mainly because of various fiscal and regulatory policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7346 JUN 30, 2015

Landis,Florian; Timilsina,Govinda R.

China - Shanxi Coal Bed Methane Development and Utilization : P100968 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 11 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19389 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

India - Partnership for market readiness : organizational framework for scoping of PMR activities (English)

India has a relatively low carbon footprint. A steadily declining carbon intensity over the last decade will further contribute to reduce climate change through voluntary actions. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS14378 JUN 29, 2015

Iyadomi,Keisuke

Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)

This paper analyzes the dynamic effects of rate-of-return regulation on firms’ emissions compliance behavior when the price of emissions permits is uncertain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7343 JUN 26, 2015

Zhang,Fan; Huang,Tao

How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ? (English)

The South Asia region is lagging behind many regions in the world in regional electricity cooperation and trading, despite the huge anticipated benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7341 JUN 26, 2015

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Toman,Michael A.; Karacsonyi,Jorge G.; de Tena Diego,Luca

India - Rampur Hydropower Project (English)

Ratings for the Rampur Hydropower Project for India were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3326 JUN 25, 2015

Maldives - Clean Energy for Climate Mitigation Project (English)

Ratings for the Clean Energy for Climate Mitigation Project for Maldives were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was significant, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report 97843 JUN 24, 2015

Ethiopia - Second Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Project for Ethiopia were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3135 JUN 24, 2015

A quarter century effort yet to come of age : a survey of power sector reforms in developing countries (English)

It has been more than two decades since the widespread initiation of global power sector reforms and restructuring. However, empirical evidence on the intended microeconomic, macroeconomic, and quality-related impacts of reforms across developing countries is lacking. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7330 JUN 23, 2015

Jamasb,Tooraj; Nepal,Rabindra; Timilsina,Govinda R.

Cross-border electricity cooperation in South Asia (English)

South Asian countries, facing challenges in efficiently meeting growing electricity demand, can benefit from increased cross-border electricity cooperation and trade by harnessing complementarities in electricity demand patterns, diversity in resource endowments for power generation, and gains from larger market access. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7328 JUN 23, 2015

Singh,Anoop; Jamasb,Tooraj; Nepal,Rabindra; Toman,Michael A.

Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring (English)

This paper uses a randomized experimental design with real-time electronic stove temperature measurements and controlled cooking tests to estimate the fuelwood and carbon dioxide savings from an improved cookstove program in the process of being implemented in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7324 JUN 22, 2015

Beyene,Abebe; Bluffstone,Randy; Gebreegzhiaber,Zenebe; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Vieider,Ferdinand

Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

Facing a fiscal crisis, Jordan initiated substantial petroleum subsidy reforms in 2012. The government has also long contemplated how to cut electricity subsidies, which surpass the fiscal burdens imposed by the petroleum subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7313 JUN 17, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar

The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)

Tunisian social development policy making has always counted on energy subsidies to play a pivotal role. Due to the increasingly unsustainable budget implications, a new strategy has begun to reform the subsidy system in the energy sector while striking a balance between improving fiscal and equity considerations without increasing social tensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7312 JUN 17, 2015

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; El Lahga,Abdelrahmen; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel

The little green data book 2015 (English)

The Little Green Data Book 2015 is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, oceans, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. ... See More +

Publication 97715 JUN 16, 2015

Vietnam - Renewable Energy Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 97359 JUN 15, 2015

The improved biomass stove saves wood, but how often do people use it ? evidence from a randomized treatment trial in Ethiopia (English)

This paper uses a randomized experimental design and real-time electronic stove use monitors to evaluate the frequency with which villagers use improved biomass-burning Mirt injera cookstoves in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7297 JUN 09, 2015

Beyene,Abebe D.; Bluffstone,Randall; Gebreegziabher,Zenebe; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Vieider,Ferdinand

Social compact in electricity privatization in Southeastern Turkey : building dialogue and consensus between the citizens and the electricity company towards improved cost recovery and service (English)

About 70 percent of electricity users in Southeastern Turkey are not used to paying for electricity, partially due to the protracted situation of conflict and lack of trust between citizens and the government in the region. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS13637 JUN 09, 2015

Darendeliler,Zeynep Durnev

The economic viability of jatropha biodiesel in Nepal (English)

Nepal depends entirely on imports for meeting its demand for petroleum products, which account for the largest share in total import volume. Diesel is the main petroleum product consumed in the country and accounts for 38 percent of the total national CO2 emissions from fuel consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7295 JUN 08, 2015

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Tiwari,Ujjal

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Burkina Faso Sahel Growth Pole - P146571 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC13127 JUN 06, 2015

0000A8056

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Biogas : clean energy access with low-cost mitigation of climate change (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7349 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of policy instruments to stimulate wind power in Brazil (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7346 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Shanxi Coal Bed Methane Development and Utilization : P100968 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 11 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19389 Implementation Status and Results Report
India - Partnership for market readiness : organizational framework for scoping of PMR activities (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ACS14378 Working Paper
Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7343 Policy Research Working Paper
How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ? (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7341 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Rampur Hydropower Project (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 ICR3326 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Maldives - Clean Energy for Climate Mitigation Project (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 97843 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Ethiopia - Second Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Project (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 ICR3135 Implementation Completion and Results Report
A quarter century effort yet to come of age : a survey of power sector reforms in developing countries (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7330 Policy Research Working Paper
Cross-border electricity cooperation in South Asia (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7328 Policy Research Working Paper
Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7324 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7313 Policy Research Working Paper
The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7312 Policy Research Working Paper
The little green data book 2015 (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97715 Publication
Vietnam - Renewable Energy Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97359 Procurement Plan
The improved biomass stove saves wood, but how often do people use it ? evidence from a randomized treatment trial in Ethiopia (English)
See More +
JUN 09, 2015 WPS7297 Policy Research Working Paper
Social compact in electricity privatization in Southeastern Turkey : building dialogue and consensus between the citizens and the electricity company towards improved cost recovery and service (English)
See More +
JUN 09, 2015 ACS13637 Working Paper
The economic viability of jatropha biodiesel in Nepal (English)
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JUN 08, 2015 WPS7295 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Burkina Faso Sahel Growth Pole - P146571 (English)
See More +
JUN 06, 2015 ISDSC13127 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet