This report is for the policy community involved in negotiating and agreeing how to tackle climate change and energy access at a national, regional and international level.
CSP Today (07/2011): CSP Feed-in Tariff Guide
pdf, 590 KB
This useful guide contains CSP feed-in tariffs, incentives and vital information on the schemes available to the concentrated solar thermal industry around the world.
World Economic Forum (04/11): Scaling up Renewables – Addressing Regulatory & Infrastructure Challenges
pdf, 1.7 MB
This report seeks to understand the key regulatory and grid infrastructures challenges that affect the development of renewable energy and highlights actions required by governments, utilities and developers for successful large-scale deployment.
WFC: How FiT works
pdf, 132 KB
The report explains how the power utilities can purchase electricity from private power producers.
WFC: FiTness Testing – FiT misconceptions
pdf, 495 KB
This report describes the countries which have established renewable energy targets designed to increase the amount of renewable electricity in utility portfolios.
WFC: Feed-in Tariffs Brochure
pdf, 339 KB
This guide contains the world’s best Feed-In Tariffs policies.
WFC: FiT Success Story
pdf, 2.6 MB
This report explains the types of Renewable Energy and encourages people to switch to RE. It also describes the FiT laws as the types of laws that results in rapid development of RE.
Deutsche Bank: GET FiT
pdf, 1.2 MB
The report explains the goals of GET FIT which as a results, investment risks are reduced through the application of effective renewable energy policies.
WFC: Power to the People
pdf, 516 KB
This report asks business leaders to formulate long term incentives that will stimulate the investment in energy innovation and support a vibrant green energy market.
The report gives statistic research estimations indicating the figures of people living without electricity, people who die because of domestic air pollution and it states the amount of forest destroyed every year.
Practical Action : Poor people’s energy outlook 2012
pdf, 8,2 MB
The report argues that where poor people have the sustainable energy access
needed to grow enterprise activities small and large, it becomes possible to escape
the vicious cycle of poverty.
The report states that the access to reliable, sustainable and affordable energy is instrumental to serve basic human needs and to foster economic and social development.
JRC: Renewable energies in Africa
pdf, 3,247 KB
The report assesses current energy consumption and the share of renewables in African states, and attempts to estimate the technical potential of available resources of solar, wind, biomass and hydropower which could be economically used to provide energy for the increasing population.
Grameen Shakti: A successful model
pdf, 0.9 MB
This report explains how Grameen Skakti’s leaders have shattered the myth that the poor are not credit worthy and have made micro-credit a global movement. Another myth shattered by GS was that renewable energy technologies are too expensive for the rural people.
The report estimates the people living in poverty. This includes their source of energy and how much damage they cause to the forest.
This report specifies the ways of providing energy that is affordable and producing it in ways that can be sustained by the global economy and the planet.
Christian Aid: LOW-CARBON AFRICA: Leapfrogging to a green future
pdf, 1 MB
The report gives examples of the potential for low-carbon energy in six sub-Saharan African countries:Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nigeria.
This report highlights key strategic challenge fornthe energy sector, one that requires immediate and focused attention by governments and international community.
A study and survey by UNEP Finance Initiative on the views, experiences and policy needs of energy financiers.
This report contains plans on providing the resources to finance climate change mitigation projects.
This report explains the proposal by the organization, WFC on financing climate change protections.
WFC: Breaking the Funding Deadlock
pdf, 3.3 MB
The guide explains how the process of climate change fundaraising progresses as they are concerned about saving the planet.
WFC: Renewable Energy Policy Fund
pdf, 131 KB
This report talks about developing countries failing to implement renewable energy policies as they are said to be facing financial crisis.
UNDP: Small Scale Finance Govt. Role
pdf, 3 MB
This paper describes the ways of gaining a better understanding of how small-scale finance can help the poor gain access to modern energy services and what government can do to help in this effort.
UNDP: Small Scale Finance (summary)
pdf, 363 KB
The paper explains how developing countries can get their governments co-financing community based energy systems and linking Small-scale Finance, Energy Enterprises, and Reliable Service.
Scaling up the use of renewable energy is a key plank of building a genuinely low carbon energy system. This is needed to deliver both significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, greater energy security and resilience to volatile fuel prices, as well as access to modern energy.
WFC: Case Study Rizhao/China
pdf, 32 KB
This report explains the achievements made by the city of Rizhao as it has made enormous efforts to promote the large scale and efficient use of renewable energies – with a proven record of success.
WEC: Solar Water Heater Supportive Policies
pdf, 391 KB
The report describes the different instruments used to promote the diffusion of
solar panels for heating water in different countries.
The report explains the best practices on usage of Solar Water Heater.
REN21: Hot Water and Heat Policies
pdf, 20 KB
This report states that capital subsidies for solar hot water has a common policy in many countries and proposals to support solar hot water are under consideration.
California: Solar Water Heating
pdf, 857 KB
The report explains how California can increase its use of solar hot water, reducing the price of natural gas and the state’s global warming impact.
South Africa: Solar Water Heaters
pdf, 424 KB
The report has identified solar water heaters and biodiesel where renewable energy could make a significant contribution towards poverty alleviation.
This consultation describes the look at the issues, challenges, and opportunities on the ground and provides invaluable input and feedback into the design of ACCI.
Tanzania: Biogas Programme
pdf, 6.2 MB
This report explains how the domestic biogas installations provide benefits in the fields of energy supply, agriculture, health, sanitation, gender and environment.