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  • Financing Decentralized Renewable Energy for the Last Mile – Briefing paper

    This briefing paper is a shorter, more concise version of the discussion paper ‘Financing Decentralized Renewable Energy: What funding sources and instruments can be applied?‘ Both documents seek to explore the opportunities to unlock finance for Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) solutions that impact the ‘last mile’, thereby providing an impetus to the work on accessing […]

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  • Financing Decentralized Renewable Energy for the Last Mile – What funding sources and instruments can be applied?

    This background discussion paper seeks to explore the opportunities to unlock finance for Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) solutions that impact the ‘last mile’, thereby providing an impetus to the work on accessing affordable credit for DRE. The paper is a work-in-progress and is based on a rapid desk review of literature and the experiences of […]

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  • Too high a price for the poor and climate? The World Bank’s energy access programme in Myanmar

    Currently at 44 percent, Myanmar has the lowest rate of access to electricity in Southeast Asia and is on the list of 20 countries with the highest energy deficits in the world. Although some progress has been made in recent years, more than 35 million people still have no access to electricity in Myanmar. The […]

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  • Accelerating Myanmar’s Invisible People Power

    Electricity provision is inherently decentralized since the starting point of
    providing electricity is a wire reaching the consumer. In fact, the central grid in
    most developed countries was formed by the joining of many decentralized
    mini-grids.

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  • Media as catalyst for promoting Green & Inclusive Energy – learning paper

    Engaging with media fraternity including individual journalists, is an important strategy of the Green & Inclusive Energy Program. Journalists put topics on the agenda, steer the debate and enhance transparency and accountability. The program supports independent journalism in different ways; from organizing training and fellowships to opening doors to (inter)national platforms. In order to strengthen […]

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  • A lobby & advocacy approach to promote decentralized renewable energy solutions to achieve universal energy access

    This document in front of you is a description of our lobby & advocacy approach towards promoting green & inclusive energy. It is written to give an inside look into the often unpredictable and challenging but also exciting profession of advocates and to guide and strengthen our approach. The document describes how we think change […]

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  • Beyond Fire – 4-page summary

    ‘Beyond Fire: How to achieve electric cooking’ is an update of the in 2016 published report ‘Beyond Fire: How to achieve sustainable cooking‘ This updated report builds on the conclusions of the original and goes one step further. By zooming into the current financial viability of alternative cooking technologies, this report focuses on electric cooking, […]

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  • Beyond Fire: How to achieve electric cooking

    ‘Beyond Fire: How to achieve electric cooking’ is an update of the in 2016 published report ‘Beyond Fire: How to achieve sustainable cooking‘ This updated report builds on the conclusions of the original and goes one step further. By zooming into the current financial viability of alternative cooking technologies, this report focuses on electric cooking, […]

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  • Remote but Productive: practical lessons on productive uses of energy in Tanzania

    Energy Change Lab works with pioneers and changemakers in Tanzania to build sustainable, people-centred energy systems. Our productive uses of energy (PUE) program helps rural communities increase their incomes and productivity. This paper describes our work with two mini-grid developers to develop and test practical approaches for improving PUE uptake in rural villages through prototypes […]

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  • Is EU support for energy in developing countries fully aligned with its climate and sustainable development objectives?

    Given the urgency of addressing both the climate crisis and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals, it is vital to understand how much international energy support the EU is currently providing, where, and for what sources and stages of delivery. In 2018, CIDSE commissioned the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to analyse EU institutional support for energy […]

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