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New Report: Decentralised Renewable Energy is Important for Improving Access to Power, But Policy Gaps and Challenges Impede Growth

Governments globally realize the social and economic benefits of providing reliable and affordable power to their citizens and businesses. Over the past few years, many countries have announced ambitious electrification goals: India and Nigeria plan to reach universal electrification by … Continue reading

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Looking Beyond Off-Grid Energy to a Holistic Approach to Off-Grid Societies

By Ciku Kimeria Reflections on The World Economic Forum on Africa Under the theme “Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, a thousand global leaders from the private and public sector who are helping to shape the continent’s future … Continue reading

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A Simple, Painless Way Governments Can Help the Poor and the Environment

By Scott Strand and Felipe Amaya Salazar Around 85 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still cook with wood, charcoal and other solid fuels. These traditional cooking techniques have dire effects on users’ health, environment and productivity. Traditional cookstoves … Continue reading

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Los Impuestos y Tarifas a Estufas Limpias Vulneran a los Más Pobres

Por Felipe Amaya Salazar Existen alrededor de 85 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que todavía cocinan con madera, carbón y otros tipos de combustibles sólidos. Estos métodos tradicionales de cocina tienen efectos negativos en la salud … Continue reading

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The State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market

With over two billion people worldwide lacking access to reliable electricity, the global off-grid appliance market is critical for increasing access to electricity and services. In particular, renewable energy technologies like the fast-growing solar portable lamps and solar home systems are helping to bridge the gap. The markets for renewable/hybrid … Continue reading

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A Crystal Ball for Global Development: What Will Happen in 2016?

This article was originally published on Huffington Post Impact. By Yana Watson Kakar, Madji Sock, and Shyam Sundaram True to hopes, 2015 was a landmark year for global development. Two decades of talks yielded an ambitious, universal agreement to fight climate … Continue reading

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Do you have what it takes to be a climate negotiator? Take this quiz and find out

World leaders descended on Paris earlier this week to negotiate a climate change agreement. This is a seminal moment for our planet and stakes couldn’t be higher — this is about keeping earth habitable for all. So, what if you could attend the … Continue reading

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Infographic: What is the (Particulate) Matter in India?

By Kabir Nanda and Varad Pande Yesterday, the Supreme Court of India announced a 4-month trial “Environment Compensation Charge” on all commercial vehicles entering New Delhi starting November 1. Poor air quality in India has been an ongoing issue, but … Continue reading

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Creating the Climate for Action: Lessons from the UN Global Goals Process

By Sonila Cook and Varad Pande It took more than four years and skillful backroom negotiation to get to this week’s victory — the ratification of the next global development agenda, the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, that will guide … Continue reading

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Gaurav Gupta at TEDx Masala: What If We Lived Off the Grid?

For over a quarter of the world’s population, electricity at home is a distant reality – they are fundamentally off-grid. Across the bottom of the pyramid, tens of billions of dollars are still spent each year on candles, biofuels, and … Continue reading

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