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Energy for all

We have 13 items tagged with ‘Energy for all’.
  • Mechanical workshop

    Productive uses of energy: what does it take to stimulate demand?

    Off-grid energy systems are increasingly being used to reach less-densely populated rural areas around the world.

    17 June 2021 | Event | Energy
  • A carpenter uses a jointer powered by a mini-grid

    Productive uses of energy to jumpstart livelihoods

    Stimulating productive uses of energy is critical to catalyse income-generating activities and for the sustainability of energy systems, especially in rural communities

    9 December 2020 | Article | Energy
  • Solar energy panel on a hut.

    How can subsidies accelerate universal energy access?

    Access to affordable, reliable and clean energy remains one of the greatest development challenges. This event on Thursday, 22 October 2020 explored the role that subsidies as a form of public finance can play in achieving universal access to energy

    2 October 2020 | Event | Economics
  • People installing solar panels in a field

    Accelerating energy access with aggregation

    Our ‘Insights’ series highlights links between business and sustainability. Our latest study looks at access to energy, and focuses on the potential for financial aggregation to channel funds to millions of off-grid energy projects

    13 November 2019 | Article | Energy
  • People putting up solar panels

    Inclusive finance for universal energy access

    The financing gap for universal energy access (Sustainable Development Goal 7) is persistent and enormous. IIED is exploring how finance instruments and models can be better calibrated to achieve energy for all

    13 November 2019 | Article | Economics
  • A local blackout in Dar Es Salaam. Power outages in Tanzania's capital are often caused by old cables and transformers (Photo: jay grandin, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Improving Tanzania’s power quality: can data help?

    Ben Garside and Davida Wood discuss whether customer-sourced data can help unpick the problems of electricity supply in Tanzania

    29 June 2018 | Blog | Energy
  • House in Zambia with solar panels on the roof.

    How can business help boost access to energy for those who need it most?

    From crowdfunding platforms to development banks, the private sector can have a big impact in low-income energy markets.

    7 June 2013 | Blog | Energy
  • A girl studies under the light of a rechargeable solar lamp

    Improving people’s access to sustainable energy

    1.3 billion people have no electricity and 2.7 billion people do not have clean and safe access to energy for cooking. This means that around 40% of the world’s population breathe in toxic smoke created when burning charcoal, wood, coal or animal waste to cook their food.

    26 October 2012 | Project | Energy
  • A pot with bubbling food sits cooking on an open fire.

    Sustainable energy: can a new initiative succeed where Rio+20 failed?

    Rio+20 failed to deliver any significant globally binding agreements on energy. Will voluntary Sustainable Energy For All initiative commitments fare any better?

    25 June 2012 | Blog | Energy
  • Seven Rio+20 briefing papers from IIED

    Seven Rio+20 briefing papers from IIED

    The International Institute for Environment and Development has published seven briefing papers on topics that will feature in the Rio+20 summit and IIED’s Fair ideas conference, also in Rio, on 16-17 June.

    25 May 2012 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Closeup of the flame of a small oil lamp.

    Energy equity: can the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative make a difference?

    The Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (abbreviated to SE4ALL) has set three goals to be attained by 2030: 1) ensuring universal access to modern energy services; 2) doubling the rate of improve

    29 March 2012 | Blog | Energy
  • A new President: what does this mean for Bulgaria’s energy sector?

    On 23 January 2012, Bulgaria’s new President, Rosen Plevneliev, will start his new job.

    17 January 2012 | Blog | Energy
  • Caspian Energy Initiative

    To help promote transparency and good governance in the energy sector in the Caspian region, IIED carried out a series of dialogues in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. The aim was to bring industry, government and civil society stakeholders together to discuss key issues and develop plans for future action

    11 November 2011 | Project | Energy
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