Renewable Energy for Unleashing Sustainable Development
Colombo, Emanuela, Bologna, Stefano, Masera, Diego (Eds.)
2013, XIX, 302 p. 79 illus.
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Integrated approach on the issue of access to energy and its links to economic development
High level platform of experts
Provides multi-stakeholder perspectives
The book analyzes energy technologies, business models and policies to promote sustainable development. It proposes a set of recommendations for further activities and networking on access to energy and renewable energies and promotes an integrated approach to sustainable resource management. The book discusses access to energy, as a precondition for socio-economic progress. It depicts the global dimension of the challenge in terms of access to electricity and other forms of energy in developing countries. The three main interlinked topics related to energy and sustainable growth are separately discussed: appropriate technologies for modern energy services, business models for the development of new energy markets, and policies to support new energy systems. The description of activities and programmes of some public and private Italian stakeholders is also included.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Access to Energy - Appropriate Technology - Multistakholders Perspective - Renewable Energy - Sustainable Development
Renewable Energies to Promote Local Development.- Global Dimension of Universal Access to Energy.- Modern Energies Services for Cooking: from Improved Cook-Stoves to Domestic and Community Biogas Based Systems.- Distributed Generation for Access to Electricity: ‘‘Off-Main-Grid’’ Systems from Home-Based to Microgrid.- Grid Connected Systems for Access to Electricity: From Microgrid to Grid Extension.- Technologies for Power Generation in Rural Contexts.- End Use Application: The Case of Solar Thermal Systems.- Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.- Financing Energy Access.- Integrating the Social Dimension into New Business Models for Energy Access.- Enabling Environment for Promoting Energy as an Income Opportunity.- Energy Policy Design for Low and Middle Income Countries: From Best Practices to ‘Next’ Practices.- The Vision of Public Donors.- The Contribution of Civil Society.- The Role of Academia for Sustainable Development.- The Mandate of the Association of Producers.- The Contribution of Multinational Companies: Eni Corporate, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.- The Enabling Electricity Programme: Enel Vision and the Role of Enel Foundation.