Policy lessons from ten renewable energy access programs in developing Asia

Sovacool, Benjamin K (2011) Policy lessons from ten renewable energy access programs in developing Asia. Journal of Energy and Development, 37 (1). pp. 1-44. ISSN 0361-4476

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Based on 441 research interviews over the course of four years, site visits to 90 renewable energy facilities, and focus groups with almost 800 community members in 10 countries, this study develops 12 overarching lessons and 42 qualitative factors that correlate with successful energy access programs. Through an in-depth exploration of 10 case studies, the article highlights the applicability of different approaches and technologies and illuminates how household and commercial innovations occur (or fail to occur) within particular energy development programs. It also, uniquely, explores successful case studies alongside failures or “worst practice” examples that are often just as revealing as those that met their targets.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: energy poverty, energy development, renewable energy, developing Asia, Bangladesh, China, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 15:20
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2017 16:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58343
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