Étiqueté : developing countries

Global tracking framework. Sustainable energy for all

In declaring 2012 the international year of sustainable energy for all, the United Nations (UN) general assembly (2011) established at the personal initiative of the UN secretary general- three global objectives to be accomplished by 2030. Those goals are to ensure universal access to modern energy services (including electricity and clean, modern cooking solutions), to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, and to double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix…

Smart and just grids: opportunities for sub‐Saharan Africa

Whilst there is a clear focus today on improving the energy security and sustainability of established economies in Europe, Japan and North America, for example, as well as rapidly growing economies such as China, we must not forget that energy security means something very different to the many millions of people who have no access to electricity of any kind…

What changes energy consumption, and for how long? New evidence from the 2001 Brazilian electricity crisis

There is little evidence from impact evaluation studies of ambitious residential energy conservation programs, especially in developing countries. In this paper, the author investigates the short- and long-term impacts of the most ambitious electricity conservation program to date…

Energy-based economic development: Mapping the developing country context

Energy-based economic development (EBED) can provide economic, social and environmental benefits related to national economic development and sustainable growth activities. As both policy and research interests in responsible mechanisms for economic development grow, EBED benefits are becoming increasingly attractive to planners in both developed and developing countries…