Energy poverty is a frequently used term among energy specialists, but unfortunately the concept is rather loosely defined. Several existing approaches measure energy poverty by defining an energy poverty line as the minimum quantity of physical energy needed to perform such basic tasks as cooking and lighting. This
paper proposes an alternative measure that is based on
energy demand.

Large-scale production of crop based (first generation) biofuels may not be feasible without adversely affecting
global food supply or encroaching on other important land uses.

Recent increases in production of crop-based (or first-generation) biofuels have engendered increasing
concerns over potential conflicts with food supplies and land protection, as well as disputes over greenhouse gas reductions. This has heightened a sense of urgency around the development of biofuels produced from non-food biomass (second-generation biofuels).

Energy subsidies are often used to alleviate energy poverty and promote economic development by enabling access to affordable modern energy services.

This paper studies welfare impacts of household energy use & estimates household minimum energy requirement that could be used as a basis for an energy poverty line.

This report focuses on East Asia

This report presents an overview of recent developments in the consumption and production of bioenergy. Examines main issues, the possible economic implications of these developments and assesses their potential impact on land use and environment, especially with respect to forests.

This report illustrates two alternative approaches to promoting sustainable woodfuel production by farmers and communities with a commercial focus. The report aims to provide readers with a thorough analysis of these two approaches, focusing on strategic aspects, guiding principles, overall results, and lessons learned.

Over the past two years, the world has seen turmoil in a relatively small segment of the U.S. credit markets morph into a severe global economic and financial crisis.

The Little Green Data Book 2009 points to the world