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  • Renewable Energy X
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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 key organizations in the sectora...

    Date: November 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 236,58 KB

  • 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 same poor communities that desperately...

    Date: October 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 1,37 MB

  • 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 this work and learn from...

    Date: July 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 526,3 KB

  • 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 happens and our strategies to...

    Date: June 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 5,97 MB

  • 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, using solar home systems (SHS)...

    Date: May 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 212,97 KB

  • 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, using solar home systems (SHS)...

    Date: May 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 2,28 MB

  • 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 to build skills and sustainable...

    Date: May 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 8,47 MB

  • 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 disbursed between 2010 and 2016,...

    Date: April 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 2,56 MB

  • Bridging the gap: how inclusive finance boosts access to off-grid energy

    Drawing on research in Nepal and Bangladesh, this IIED-Hivos briefing shows how policymakers, financiers, civil society and the private sector can leverage ‘inclusive’ financing models to unlock the private investment needed to provide off-grid systems to marginalised communities and bridge the energy access gap.

    Date: February 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 118,7 KB

  • Off-grid productivity: powering universal energy access

    In this briefing we present evidence and experiences from the Hivos' and IIED's Energy Change Lab with Productive Uses of Energy (PUE). It describes the actions needed to be taken by governments, donors and mini-grid developers to unleash the potential of PUE for universal energy access.

    Date: January 2019

    Type: pdf

    Size: 165,86 KB

  • Brooklyn Coalition – Best practices and recommendations

    To speed up the uptake of decentralised renewable energy the Brooklyn Coalition is leading frontrunner solutions for achieving universal energy access. We are committed to ensure that social and economic development includes communities with the greatest energy needs and want to share our best practices from the field in this 2-pager.To speed up the uptake of decentralised renewable energy the...

    Date: July 2018

    Type: pdf

    Size: 60,78 KB

  • Accelerating SDG7 Achievement – Policy Brief 24

    This policy brief on Energy Sector Transformation: Decentralized Renewable Energy for Universal Energy Access, is prepared as inputus for the UN High Level Political Forum SDG7 review. Hivos contributed to drafting this policy brief.

    Date: 2018

    Type: pdf

    Size: 1,78 MB