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  • Re-Transition: Transitioning to Policy Frameworks for Cost-Competitive Renewables

    Re-Transition: Transitioning to Policy Frameworks for Cost-Competitive Renewables

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    This report presents a novel overarching framework to help policymakers understand the evolution of renewable energy policy. The authors attempt to outline potential pathways to adapt to the rise of rapidly scalable and increasingly cost-competitive renewable energy technologies like solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind power.

  • 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”.

  • International Geothermal Association (Website)

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    Publication

    The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization. As of 2016, the IGA has more than 5,000 members in over 65 countries. It is a non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization with special consultative status to the United Nations.

  • Procurement, Innovation and Green Growth: The Story Continues

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    The report begins with a brief description of the role of procurement within the green growth paradigm and an introduction to key concepts. It then presents 15 in-depth case studies gathered from within industry and the public sector to share experiences in applying procurement to the achievement of green growth aims. The report concludes by highlighting possible policy implications arising from the case studies, and it identifies where further investigation is required to enable procurement to serve as a more potent trigger for green innovation and growth.

  • The Road Toward Smart Cities: Migrating from Traditional City Management to the Smart City

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, July 1, 2016

    This guide is intended to present, in a practical and comprehensive manner, basic smart city concepts and principles, as well as the elements necessary for the formation of smart cities. These involve the use of technologies and processes, mechanisms that seek greater government efficiency, increased business productivity, and incentives for an innovative environment, taking into account the specificities of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) context.

  • Global Solar Atlas

    Type: 
    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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