How Renewable energy policy can address developmental goals

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© National Planning Commission, Republic of South Africa

The decentralised and localised nature of renewable energy power generation offers the potential to couple energy security and carbon emissions reduction goals with socio-economic developmental aspirations. With that in mind, South Africa adopted a competitive bidding policy to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy back in 2011.

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August 19, 2014   No Comments

Les TAGER en Afrique

L’Afrique fait face à une crise énergétique : la capacité de production actuelle n’arrive pas à satisfaire la demande croissante en électricité. L’électricité qui est nécessaire pour alimenter et faire croître l’économie, favoriser le développement local et s’attaquer au problème de la pauvreté urbaine et rurale n’existe tout simplement pas. En outre, les sources traditionnelles ne sont plus fiables, elles sont devenues inabordables d’un point de vue prix ou de plus en plus rédhibitoires.

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July 3, 2014   No Comments

How to spend $100 billion effectively?

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Developing countries are most vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change. It is therefore of utmost importance to empower these countries to cope with the loss and damage already happening as a consequence of climate change. However, next to these necessary adaptation measures it is also important to mention, that the Global South can accelerate the economic development along a green trajectory while reducing poverty through the development of renewable energies. This has to be taken into account when discussing the design of newly emerging international funding mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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November 12, 2013   No Comments