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  • A woman carries a Nile perch landed at Got Kachola, Kenya, where the NGO Renewable World is establishing community-run energy hubs for fish chilling and other local energy needs (Photo: Sarah Best/IIED)

    Four challenges to powering local economies

    There has been remarkable advances in energy access for rural households. But building the wider economy requires energy services that power new jobs and enterprises

    12 September 2016 | Blog | Energy
  • Villagers in Chitral protest about unreliable electricity supplies (Photo: Ground Report, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Crucial role of civil society in campaigning for universal energy access

    IIED senior researcher Sarah Best focused on the important role of civil society organisations (CSOs) can play in advancing universal energy access when she spoke at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

    16 March 2016 | News | Energy
  • A proper technological integration would make feasible the implementation of more micro-grids such as this one, pictured, on Chile's border with Bolivia (Photo: Boris Lopicich)

    What will speed up the micro-grid revolution?

    For investors to have greater confidence in micro-grid electricity generation, more attention needs to be paid to ensuring technology operates well in rural communities

    24 November 2015 | Blog | Energy
  • Among IIED's work on ways to ensure that the benefits of energy systems reach the people who currently lack access to energy are energy labs in Tanzania, explains Ben Garside (Image: IIED)

    Understanding the SDGs: powering Goal Seven

    IIED senior researcher Ben Garside says the Sustainable Development Goal on energy will be a powerful driver for development

    24 September 2015 | News | Energy
  • Companies such as SteamaCo are making energy easier to access in remote villages in Kenya by using 'microgrids' (Photo: Sam Duby, SteamaCo)

    Feeding into energy access: data-driven funding

    Data on rural electricity use in unconnected parts of the world could support new ways of funding renewable technologies, providing access to those who need it most

    14 July 2015 | Blog | Energy
  • The first photograph taken of Earthrise by Apollo 8 in December 1968. The Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change proposes large-scale public investment and determined political effort from powerful states to take down carbon energy sources (Photo: NASA/woodleywonderworks, Flickr, via Creative Commons)

    What should a no-carbon democracy look like?

    Halting planetary warming is fundamental. But as we find safe and affordable solutions to our future society's energy needs, how could we build a world that is more equal and more democratic?

    13 July 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • South Africa: Anna with friends and family in front of her new solar water heating system. It is often more cost-effective to provide energy services to poor communities via off-grid sources (Photo: Abri le Roux, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Public and private sectors: delivering energy access for people living in poverty

    Representatives from the private and public sectors will meet this week in Brussels to discuss innovations in financing and supporting energy services for people living in poverty, as part of the European Development Days (EDD).

    4 June 2015 | News | Energy
  • A community-based green energy project: Sinteyo and the women's group with solar panels at the greenhouse in Isiolo, Kenya (Photo: Annie Bungeroth/CAFOD)

    Sharing the load: who pays for energy access?

    Finance for off-grid energy is increasing – the big challenge is working out how best to blend public and private investment to deliver energy services for poor communities

    29 May 2015 | Blog | Energy
  • Fishermen from Mayadip Island, Bangladesh. IIED will be discussing Bangladesh's work on payments for sustainable fisheries at the EDD15 forum (Photo: Matthew Becker, the Advocacy Project, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    IIED at European Development Days 2015

    IIED researchers and partners will run sessions on economic incentives for fisheries management and delivering energy for poor communities at this year's European Development Days (EDD15) in Brussels. Dr Essam Mohammed, senior researcher in IIED's fisheries team, will moderate a high-level presentation on economic incentives for fisheries management in Bangladesh, and IIED senior researcher Sarah Best will participate in a session on energy access for poor communities

    18 May 2015 | Event | Energy
  • The solar panels at this rural health centre in Uzbekistan help provide power for electricity and heating. A safe, reliable and affordable energy supply allows the clinic to improve the quality of medical services it can offer (Photo: UNDP in Uzbekistan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Civil society coalition calls for inclusive Sustainable Energy for All agenda

    At the second annual UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL), held in New York 18-22 May, a group of 26 civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world are calling for the SE4ALL initiative to ensure civil society can participate effectively in national and regional decision-making processes

    18 May 2015 | News | Energy
  • Which is the best approach when working for sustainable energy for all? (Photo: Bernard Polet, via Flickr)

    How can we finance sustainable energy for all?

    Leading politicians and thinkers are being urged to make sustainable energy available to all. Achieving this goal requires research in how people and communities use energy and how sustainable energy can be financed

    15 December 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • Solar phone charging on a Ugandan island shows even isolated areas in Africa are getting connected by mobile phones and creating demand for energy (Photo:

    Transforming energy access: a conversation with Kandeh Yumkella

    What will it take to deliver modern energy services to the poor – particularly those in rural Africa who need decentralised energy? What are the barriers to transformative change and what opportunities should be seized today?

    31 July 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • In the absence of electricity, students in Bangladesh are given charger lights so they can study at home (Photo: G.M.B. Akash/PANOS)

    Ensuring an Energy Sustainable Development Goal delivers for poor people and the planet

    In late February, discussions over the post-2015 development agenda reached a milestone. The co-Chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG), the body tasked with preparing a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposal for consideration by the UN General Assembly in September 2014, issued a "Focus Areas Document".

    25 March 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • Collecting water from a solar-based purification system supplied by CAFOD. Chila Union, Mongla District, Bangladesh. Photo: Photo: Paula Nyunt / CAFOD

    CAFOD/IIED show context is key to sustainable energy for all

    Universal energy access is a laudable aim, but attempts to achieve it must take on board local contexts and sensitivities, say Sarah Wykes and Ben Garside.

    16 September 2013 | Blog | Energy
  • Collecting water from a solar-based purification system supplied by CAFOD. Chila Union, Mongla District, Bangladesh. Photo: Photo: Paula Nyunt / CAFOD

    Energy delivery models that work for people living in poverty

    Access to modern, safe, affordable and sustainable energy is increasingly recognised as crucial for development. Designing the delivery of energy services that can meet the needs and wants of end-users, in particular those of men and women living in poverty, is a complex task that requires a range of skills (technical, managerial and financial) and cooperation between multiple stakeholders. Equally, scaling up services successfully requires adapting delivery models to different local contexts rather than simple replication or a “one size fits all” approach.

    13 September 2013 | Article | 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.

    New research series kicks off with look at energy delivery models

    What are the barriers to engaging small-scale producers and low-income consumers, and how can private sector interventions be improved to reach the poorest?

    12 December 2012 | Blog | Energy
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