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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

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

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

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

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

Supporting transmission and distribution projects : World Bank investments since 2010 (English)

The World Bank is responding well to its clients’ demand for financing of transmission and distribution projects. By helping to reduce losses, encouraging the integration of renewable energy, and expanding networks to increase supply, supported projects will improve the financial health of utilities, service for consumers, and economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 97848 JUN 01, 2015

Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Chattopadhyay,Debabrata; Bazilian,Morgan

Kenya : first commercial financing for power plants made possible through a series of IDA guarantees (English)

The $623 million financing included the first long-term commercial loans for private power plants in Kenya and marked the first time IDA guarantees were issued in support of local investors. ... See More +

Brief 97847 JUN 01, 2015

Kacaniku,Teuta; Izaguirre Alvarado Bradley,Ada Karina

Permitting and licensing regimes for renewable energy projects (English)

Permitting, licensing, and other authorization procedures are an integral part of investing in renewable energy. For private companies, the quality of these procedures can drastically affect transaction costs and project risk. ... See More +

Brief 97845 JUN 01, 2015

Merle-Beral,Elena; Gassner,Katharina B.

Results-based financing to promote clean stoves : initial lessons from pilots in China and Indonesia (English)

Past market failures to deliver clean cooking and heating solutions, especially to low-income households, suggest the continued need for subsidies if universal access is to be achieved. ... See More +

Brief 97846 JUN 01, 2015

Zhang,Yabei; Adams,Norma

Guide for designing mandatory greenhouse gas reporting programs (English)

Over the past decade, greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting programs have emerged at the regional, national, and subnational levels to provide information on emission sources and trends. ... See More +

Working Paper 96632 MAY 27, 2015

Singh,Neelam; Bacher, Kathryn; Song, Ranping; Sotos, Mary; Yin, Lei

Carbon pricing watch 2015 : an advance brief from the state and trends of carbon pricing 2015 report, to be released late 2015 (English)

Significant progress in carbon pricing has been made over the last ten years. In 2015, about 40 national and over 20 subnational jurisdictions, representing almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), are putting a price on carbon. ... See More +

Working Paper 96602 MAY 26, 2015

Climate and carbon finance for sustainable development : 2014 annual report (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) has taken the lead in shaping the next generation carbon initiatives for the post-2012 period by developing new approaches to performance-based payments and piloting carbon instruments. ... See More +

Annual Report 96621 MAY 26, 2015

Ghana - Sankofa Gas Field Project (English)

Project Information Document 97671 MAY 20, 2015

TRACE model in pilot cities in Latin America (English)

This report, supported by the energy sector management assistance program (ESMAP), applies the tool for the rapid assessment of city energy (TRACE) to examine energy use in León, México. ... See More +

Energy Study AUS5783 MAY 19, 2015

Cardenas Valero,Juan Carlos

Decarbonizing development : getting carbon prices and policies right (English)

Stabilizing climate change entails bringing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to zero. CO2 stays in the atmosphere for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. ... See More +

Working Paper 96412 MAY 11, 2015

Decarbonizing development : planning ahead for a future with zero emissions (English)

Stabilizing climate change entails bringing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to zero. CO2 stays in the atmosphere for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. ... See More +

Working Paper 96411 MAY 11, 2015

Nicaragua : Eolo Wind Farm (English)

Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy Limited (GME Wind) is operating a 44 MW wind farm project through its wholly owned Nicaraguan subsidiary, Eolo de Nicaragua, S.A., under a public-private partnership contract with the Government of Nicaragua. ... See More +

Brief 96918 MAY 01, 2015

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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
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
Maldives - Clean Energy for Climate Mitigation Project (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 97843 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The little green data book 2015 (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97715 Publication
The improved biomass stove saves wood, but how often do people use it ? evidence from a randomized treatment trial in Ethiopia (English)
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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)
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JUN 09, 2015 ACS13637 Working Paper
Supporting transmission and distribution projects : World Bank investments since 2010 (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97848 Brief
Kenya : first commercial financing for power plants made possible through a series of IDA guarantees (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97847 Brief
Permitting and licensing regimes for renewable energy projects (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97845 Brief
Results-based financing to promote clean stoves : initial lessons from pilots in China and Indonesia (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97846 Brief
Guide for designing mandatory greenhouse gas reporting programs (English)
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MAY 27, 2015 96632 Working Paper
Carbon pricing watch 2015 : an advance brief from the state and trends of carbon pricing 2015 report, to be released late 2015 (English)
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MAY 26, 2015 96602 Working Paper
Climate and carbon finance for sustainable development : 2014 annual report (English)
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MAY 26, 2015 96621 Annual Report
Ghana - Sankofa Gas Field Project (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 97671 Project Information Document
TRACE model in pilot cities in Latin America (English)
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MAY 19, 2015 AUS5783 Energy Study
Decarbonizing development : getting carbon prices and policies right (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 96412 Working Paper
Decarbonizing development : planning ahead for a future with zero emissions (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 96411 Working Paper
Nicaragua : Eolo Wind Farm (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96918 Brief