wood electrification Articles

  • Energising sustainable development. Concepts and projects

    Energy security in sub-Saharan Africa requires a two-pronged approach addressing investments and capacity development. Years of insufficient support have rendered power supply notoriously inefficient in the region. Theauthors argue that there is much scope both for renewables and for private sector initiative. On the 4th November 2006, trouble with power transmission in Northern Germany left ...

  • Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder – New approach for energy-starved rural poor

    Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to electricity. Many of these people rely on unhealthy polluting kerosene lamps for nighttime lighting. Those with access to electricity in the developing world often rely on coal- or diesel-based grid power. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • If we quit oil, then what?

    Ditching oil would hugely increase electricity demand. Here’s why that’s a good thing for the environment. The recent oil pipeline spill in Santa Barbara has been an unfortunate case of déjà vu, bringing back collective memories of oil-slicked seabirds and blackened beaches. It came ...


    By Ensia

  • Huge scope of tiny thermal power plants

    Steam energy is coming back very fast as blessing for distributed generation.There is bright scope of establishing 10 million tiny thermal power plants in India. Capacity of most of such tiny power plants will be from 2 kw to 20 kw and rarely up to 100 kw. Liberalization of power generation has opened vast opportunities for small generation capacities in villages. Such tiny power plants will have ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • The utility of the future? Think shopping mall

    The energy world is about to turn upside down. With the coming of smart grid, the electricity consumer becomes the electricity seller; the passive home appliance becomes the active energy manager; the grid repairman becomes the grid itself. Such an upheaval means that the energy world needs to start thinking about a new business model, says a recent report by IBM Global Business Services Energy ...

  • What`s cool about air conditioning

    Conservationists often mock Americans for their love affair with the car. But the air conditioner appears to be a growing rival for our affection. Twenty years ago only about one-quarter of US residences had central air conditioning; by 2005 it was up to 62%, according to the United States Census Bureau. ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Envision 2050: The Future of Transportation

    What will transportation be like in 2050? Will we all be stuck in one giant traffic jam? Flying to our appointments in personal airborne delivery systems? Teleporting ourselves and our stuff around? Or not going anywhere at all? In large part, the answers to these questions will depend on how we answer two other questions today: What would we like it to be like? And what would it ...


    By Ensia

  • Using partnerships and governance to solve the energy `Trilemma`

    The theme of today’s Blog Action Day is the “Power of We,” a celebration of people working together to make a positive difference in the world. The idea of partnership is at the core of WRI’s Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI), a network of civil society ...

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