Energy Access, Poverty, and Development: The Governance of by Benjamin K. Sovacool

By Benjamin K. Sovacool

This ebook showcases how small-scale renewable strength applied sciences equivalent to sun panels, cookstoves, biogas digesters, microhydro devices, and wind generators are aiding Asia reply to a frightening set of strength governance demanding situations. utilizing huge unique study this booklet deals a compendium of the main fascinating renewable power case reviews over the past ten years from essentially the most diversified areas within the world.Through an in-depth exploration of case experiences in Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka, the authors spotlight the applicability of alternative methods and applied sciences and illuminates how family and advertisement recommendations ensue (or fail to ensue) inside specific strength governance regimes. It additionally, uniquely, explores winning case stories along mess ups or 'worst perform' examples which are usually simply as revealing as those who met their targets.Based on those successes and screw ups, the e-book offers twelve salient classes for policymakers and practitioners wishing to extend strength entry and lift criteria of residing in many of the world's poorest groups. It additionally develops an leading edge framework such as forty two designated components that specify why a few strength improvement interventions accomplish all in their pursuits whereas others languish to accomplish any.

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During the first phase of the REP, which ran from 2006 to 2010, 65,000 households were connected to the grid and another 17,000 were provided access to solar home systems. Chapter 6 evaluates the Renewable Energy and Rural Electricity Access Project (REAP) in Mongolia, an internationally sponsored $23 million program that distributed almost 50,000 solar home systems and small-scale wind turbine systems to rural energy users, mostly nomadic herders. It first briefly describes the history and current status of the electricity sector in Mongolia as well as the current state of rural electrification and energy use among nomads and off-grid herders.

43 The low level of light produced by kerosene and candles is undesirable for performing ordinary tasks best done during the nighttime and creates a barrier to education for children who cannot study after dark. Thankfully, communities and households can utilize biogas digesters, solar photovoltaic panels, small wind energy systems, and microhydro dams to provide light without connecting to a fossil-fueled electric-grid or relying on liquid fuels. The electricity from these distributed systems can be used to power incandescent lamps, CFLs, and WLEDs.

We can communicate the feeling or suggest the emotion imparted by activities, environments, and interactions. 65 Though the practice of including images in research is more common in the disciplines of advertising, business, marketing, anthropology, sociology, communication studies, and rhetoric, we believe those presented in our book help augment our presentation of textual data. 63 Pink, S. 2007. Doing Visual Ethnography: Images, Media, and Representation in Research. London: Sage. S. and Groarke L.

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