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  • Status Report on Power System Transformation

    Status Report on Power System Transformation

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, May 1, 2015

    This report examines the complex process of transforming power systems. It offers evidence for power system transformation by providing a collection of empirical examples of the types of innovations that are emerging worldwide. The authors aim to bolster the evidence for power system transformation by providing empirical examples of the types of innovations that are emerging worldwide. The examples cited are intended to show what power sector transformation is and how it is being achieved.

  • Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities

    Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    This report UNEP), describes how renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in developing countries contribute to narrowing the “2020 emissions gap”. It provides an analysis of developing countries’ overall renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, as well as specific projects and case studies that detail their countries’ implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Findings in this report reveal common challenges in measuring and reporting emissions reductions, including insufficient data and lack of a unified methodology.

  • Sustainable Energy for All: Tracking Progress in Asia and the Pacific

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    Publication
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    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    This summary report describes how countries in Asia and the Pacific are addressing the goal of sustainable energy for all. It reviews efforts to monitor the performance of revealed progress. It finds that while renewable energy adoption is limited, solar and wind have seen an increase in electricity generation. Moreover, countries from the region have shown significant progress in the last five years in establishing policy measures and programs to increase energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy use.

  • Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

    Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    This report reviews the year 2015 and focuses on five “high impact opportunity” object areas. It describes how a wide range of activities were undertaken to raise the profile of clean energy mini-grids, draw attention to critical issues and facilitate building the partnership required for sustainable “clean energy mini-grids”.

  • Boosting the Power Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa: China’s Involvement (Partner Country Series)

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Lack of energy access and frequent electricity shortages are major impediments to economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. The region needs increased investment in the power sector, according to the authors of this report. Chinese-built power projects and financial support from China are contributing to power sector development, extending energy access and facilitating economic growth. The report analyses China's engagement in the sub-Saharan Africa power sector, including the key drivers underlying Chinese investments.

  • UNEP LIVE—Our Changing Environment: Place by Place

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    Publication

    This online database features 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and 40 years of resource use. It was developed as a result of a three-year science-based consultative process mandated by countries in the region.

  • Global Solar Atlas

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries. The primary aim of the atlas is to provide easy access to solar resource data globally.

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