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Sustainable energy for all? Linking poor communities to modern energy services

This paper explores energy delivery models that provide sustainable and clean energy services to the poor. Four key building blocks are: the implementation process, including finance, resource sourcing, conversion and end use; support services (additional services such as training or micro-finance facilities); the enabling environment of policies, regulations and incentives; and the socio-cultural context including local norms and preferences, decision-making structures and levels of social cohesion. We cover a range of products and services targeted at communities located in diverse socio-cultural and geographical contexts. We identify useful experience that can help to replicate or scale up successful models that link the poor to modern energy markets. Linking Worlds series

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  • IIED code: 16038IIED
  • Published: Dec 2012 - IIED
  • Theme: Energy
  • ISBN: 978-1-84369-865-4
  • Language: English

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