Energy is a prime requirement for sustainable development and poverty reduction. The energy dimension of poverty is fundamental. Lack of energy/electricity perpetuates poverty as it precludes most industrial activities and the jobs they create.

Enormous amount of heat energy at high temperature is locked up inside the earth. It remains confined by the earth's crust, which is a good heat insulator, but escapes at the edges of tectonic plates in the form of volcanic eruptions, hot springs and geysers.

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.

This GSI Policy Brief presents an overview of the status of the six blocks needed to undertake the reform of fossil-fuel subsidies at a global scale, with reference to the GSI

Through a review of existing data and literature, this report synthesizes the amount of information and its relative distribution in different fields.

This paper, prepared in support of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) Global Partnership by the International Energy Agency, seeks to inform decision making and prioritisation of RD&D investments and other policies to accelerate low-carbon energy technologies in the MEF and IEA member countries and others by providing three primary sets of information: estimated current levels of public RD&D spendin

This paper focuses on the potential role that large-scale energy storage systems can play in future power systems. The starting point and basis for simulations is the Energy Technology

Current trends in energy supply and use are patently unsustainable

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