This briefing note examines the potential for mini-grids to complement grid-based electrification in southern Africa, and the conditions needed to support their successful development. Southern Africa faces a number of severe energy pressures.

This briefing note examines the potential for mini-grids to complement grid-based electrification in southern Africa, and the conditions needed to support their successful development. Southern Africa faces a number of severe energy pressures.

GGGI launched an Insight Brief titled ‘Mind the Gap: Bridging the Climate Financing Gap with Innovative Financial Mechanisms’. This report aims to advance the public sector’s understanding of innovative financial mechanisms by examining their function, characteristics, and use.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Subsidy for Power Generation, 24/11/2016. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) provides incentives/subsidy/central financial assistance to the producers and consumers for power generation from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources under various Renewable Energy Programmes as per details given in Annexure.

As the EU Commission prepares to release a review of the EU Renewable Energy Directive and Market Design Initiative in late November 2016, this RE100 report, prepared by E3G, calls on policy makers to ensure that measures are put in place that would give companies easier access to renewable power in Europe - providing greater control over energy

India’s energy system faces the triple challenge of meeting growing demand, cutting pollution and offering more than 300m people not connected to the power grid access to modern energy.

India’s energy system faces the triple challenge of meeting growing demand, cutting pollution and offering more than 300m people not connected to the power grid access to modern energy.

A new World Bank study outlines how Sub-Saharan Africa’s struggling power utilities can be financially viable and at the same time make electricity access affordable for the poor.

The number of people without access to electricity is estimated at more than a billion, while almost 2.9 billion still rely on traditional, unsustainable biomass sources such as firewood for cooking and heating. About 80% of those lacking modern energy access live in rural areas, which also host more than 70% of the world’s poor.

The East African Community (EAC) is the second largest single regional market in Africa and economically one of the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa. The report reveals that the off-grid market is firmly established in the region and that the mini/micro-grid sector is also attracting significant investment.

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