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Live Wire

January 2014 - present

 

The Live Wire series of online knowledge notes is a new initiative of the World Bank Group's Energy Practice, reflecting the emphasis on knowledge management and solutions-oriented knowledge that is emerging from the ongoing change process within the Bank Group. Each Live Wire delivers in 3-6 attractive, highly readable pages, knowledge that is immediately relevant to front-line practitioners. Live Wires take a variety of forms: 1) topic briefs offer technical knowledge on key energy issues, 2) case studies highlight lessons from experiences in implementation, 3) global trends provide analytical overviews of key energy data, and 4) bank views portray the Bank Group’s energy-sector activities. Live Wire is designed for practitioners inside and outside the Bank. It is a resource to share with clients and counterparts. Each Live Wire is peer-reviewed, and once a year the Energy Practice takes stock of all notes that appeared, reviewing their quality and identifying priority areas to be covered in the following year's pipeline.

 

The briefs are also featured in the bi-monthly newsletter entitled World Bank Energy Digest.

 

Frequency:    Bimonthly

 

Link to Series page:
http://www.worldbank.org/energy



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Have Improved Cookstoves Benefitted Rural Kenyans? : Findings from the EnDev Initiative (Inglês)

Meeting the goal of universal access to clean cooking by 2030 remains a formidable challenge, as the current growth rate in clean-cooking coverage lags far behind the rate required to meet the goal (0.5 percent per year versus 3 percent). ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 139373 JUL 01, 2019

Samad,Hussain A.; Portale,Elisa Disclosed

How Do Enterprises Benefit from Grid Connection? : The Case of Rural Electrification in Bangladesh (Inglês)

Many of the enterprises that make up Bangladesh’s dominant nonfarm sector (85 percent of GDP) are located in rural areas (World Bank 2015). Electrifying them can be a major driving force behind economic growth. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 139374 JUL 01, 2019

Samad,Hussain A.; Portale,Elisa Disclosed

Where and How Slum Electrification Succeeds : A Proposal for Replication (Inglês)

Substantial gains have been made in recent years in electrifying urban and peri-urban areas in the developing world, in partial fulfillment of the global commitment to ensure access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy for all by 2030. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 137835 JUN 01, 2019

Dave,Rutu; Smyser,Connie; Koehrer,Fabian Disclosed

Ensuring That Regulations Evolve as Mini Grids Mature (Inglês)

As they mature, mini grid sectors evolve from marginally viable competitive entrants to potential monopoly providers of essential services. In early stages, overly stringent regulation can choke the sector’s growth. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 137182 MAY 24, 2019

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Beyond the Last Mile : Piloting High-Efficiency, Low-Emissions Heating Technologies in Central Asia (Inglês)

Chronic underheating is commonplace among poor households in cold-climate regions of developing countries beyond the reach of district heating and gas-distribution networks. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 137183 MAY 24, 2019

Zhang,Yabei; Adams,Norma; Pemberton-Pigott,Crispin Robert Disclosed

Investing in Mini Grids Now, Integrating with the Main Grid Later : A Menu of Good Policy and Regulatory Option (Inglês)

Mini grids can economically supply electricity to people in areas that the main grid is unlikely to reach soon. Mini grids can be quickly deployed and are increasingly price-competitive against traditional sources of energy. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 137147 MAY 01, 2019

Ehrhardt,David; Servetti, Gianmarco; Tessier, Lisa; Missirian, Charly; Hervot, Laurie Disclosed

Beyond the Last Mile : Piloting High-Efficiency, Low-Emissions Heating Technologies in Central Asia (Inglês)

Chronic underheating is commonplace among poor households in cold-climate regions of developing countries beyond the reach of district heating and gas distribution networks. ... Exibir mais +

Report 135741 MAR 29, 2019

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Residential Energy Efficiency (Inglês)

Over the next decade, energy consumption in the residential subsector is expected to grow faster than in the rest of the building sector owing to expected increases in both the number of households and in per capita energy use as incomes rise. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 132947 DEC 01, 2018

Lukas,Aditya Alexander Disclosed

Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector (Inglês)

As a collectively large energy user, the public sector can set an example for efficiency improvements in other sectors. It can also stimulate EE markets, bring down costs for other energy users, lower emissions, and free up funds for investments for other development priorities. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 132945 DEC 01, 2018

Singh,Jasneet Disclosed

Energy Efficiency in Industry (Inglês)

The vast energy efficiency potential in industry remains largely untapped, impairing global efforts to mitigate climate change. With the right steps, energy savings by 2035 could rise to 668 million metric tons of oil equivalent in OECD countries, and up to five times more in developing countries. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 132949 DEC 01, 2018

Dobrotkova,Zuzana; Lukas,Aditya Alexander; Singh,Jasneet Disclosed

Transforming Energy Efficiency Markets in Developing Countries : The Emerging Possibilities of Super ESCOs (Inglês)

Over the past decade, Super ESCOs have emerged as a viable alternative to private sector ESCOs. These government established entities are well positioned to address market barriers and realize energy efficiency potential of the public sector even as they facilitate the development of private sector ESCOs. ... Exibir mais +

129781 SEP 01, 2018

Sarkar,Ashok; Moin,Sarah Disclosed

Closing the Gender Gap in Extractives – What Has Been Done and What Have We Learned? (Inglês)

Women are not receiving equal benefits of the global development of oil, gas, and mineral resources, even as they shoulder a greater burden of the negative impacts. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 129731 SEP 01, 2018

Perks,Rachel Bernice; Buitrago Orozco,Diana Catalina Disclosed

Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 1 : Revolving Funds (Inglês)

Despite offering huge economic returns, implementing energy efficiency measures encounters widespread and systemic barriers. One solution is developing effective and scalable financing and implementation mechanisms. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 129733 SEP 01, 2018

Lukas,Aditya Alexander Disclosed

Making a Difference in People's Lives : Rural Electrification in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Inglês)

Grid connectivity in rural Lao PDR yields widespread benefits: substantial improvements in household income, spending, ownership of durable assets, and children's education. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 129736 SEP 01, 2018

Samad,Hussain A.; Portale,Elisa Disclosed

Kenya's Strategy to Make Liquefied Petroleum Gas the Nation's Primary Cooking Fuel (Inglês)

Adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a clean cooking solution is lagging behind Kenya's 2030 development goal, despite several government initiatives along the LPG value chain. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 129734 SEP 01, 2018

Van Den Berg,Inge Cecile Disclosed

Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 2 : Credit Lines (Inglês)

Despite offering huge economic returns, implementing energy efficiency measures encounters widespread and systemic barriers. A variety of market failures are keeping project developers from accessing commercial financing for energy efficiency investments. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 129785 SEP 01, 2018

Wu,Yun; Singh,Jasneet; Tucker,Dylan Karl Disclosed

Exploiting synergies between rooftop solar PV and energy efficiency investments in the built environment (Inglês)

The synergies between rooftop solar PV (RPV) and energy efficiency (EE) investments in the built environment include lower specific transaction costs, optimized RPV systems, shorter project payback periods (compared to RPV-only projects), and, for EE, enhanced project visibility. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 122590 JAN 10, 2018

Makumbe,Pedzisayi Disclosed

Shedding light on electricity utilities in the Middle East and North Africa : insights from a performance diagnostic (Inglês)

The electricity sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is in the grip of an apparent paradox. Although the region is home to the world's largest oil and gas reserves and has been able to maintain electricity access rates of close to 100 percent in most of its economies, it may not be able to cater to the future electricity needs of its fast-growing population and their business activities. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 122842 JAN 01, 2018

Mahgoub Hamid,Mohamad Ibrahim Mahmoud; Bacon,Robert W.; Estache,Antonio; Camos Daurella,Daniel Disclosed

Promoting productive uses of electricity in al electrification programs : experience from Peru (Inglês)

Rural electrification programs can be more effective in stimulating economic growth, social development, and sustainable utility operations when they promote productive uses of electricity, as shown by a decade of experience in Peru. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 120675 OCT 24, 2017

Disclosed

Rural electrification using shield wire schemes (Inglês)

Shield wire systems running along existing high-voltage transmission lines can supply household electricity to communities located within 20 km of the high-voltage corridor. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 120679 OCT 24, 2017

Disclosed

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Have Improved Cookstoves Benefitted Rural Kenyans? : Findings from the EnDev Initiative (Inglês)
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How Do Enterprises Benefit from Grid Connection? : The Case of Rural Electrification in Bangladesh (Inglês)
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Where and How Slum Electrification Succeeds : A Proposal for Replication (Inglês)
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Ensuring That Regulations Evolve as Mini Grids Mature (Inglês)
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