Assessing the Sustainability of Decentralized Renewable Energy Systems: A Comprehensive Framework with Analytical Methods

Author(s): Katre, A. & Tozzi, A. Publication date: 3 April 2018 Publication type: Journal article Journal: Sustainability Abstract: The number of models of Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) systems, particularly for rural electrification, is growing globally. Most approaches to assess the...

Green power for Africa - Overcoming the Main Constraints

Author(s) : Pueyo, Ana; Bawakyillenuo, Simon (eds.) Publication date : December 2017 Publication type : Journal issue Journal : Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Bulletin Abstract: Inadequate power supply in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) means that only 37 per cent of sub-Saharan Africans have...

Conference proceedings: LCEDN 6th Conference, 2017

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Presentations of plenary speakers and conference delegates can be accessed below: Plenaries Vanessa Castán Broto (University College London, UK): “Energy sovereignty in Mozambique: making territories, disciplining populations” – view the plenary here Joy Clancy (University of Twente, The...

Smart Villages webinar, 29 September 2017: ‘Perspectives on energy justice: views from the UK, India, and Myanmar’

The webinar can be viewed here . On 11-12 September, the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) held its annual conference on the topic of "Equity and Energy Justice" at Durham University, UK. As a follow-up to this conference, we have held two webinars (September and October 2017) to...

Smart Villages webinar, 31 August 2017: 'Scaling up distributed renewable energy for healthcare in India’

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The webinar can be viewed here . This month, Smart Villages and LCEDN partnered with Power for All to deliver a webinar about the nexus between universal healthcare (SDG3) and universal electricity access (SDG7). As a follow up to our February webinar, “Healthy villages are smart villages”, we...

Smart Villages webinar, 26 July 2017: ‘Off-grid but online: ICT in the last mile’

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26 July 2017, 14:00 GMT onwards. Webinar topic: ‘Off-grid but online: ICT in the last mile’. The webinar can be viewed here ICT is clearly a game changer both for on-grid and off-grid areas of the world. With smartphones, people in remote, “last mile” areas are increasingly gaining access to the...

Imagining renewable energy: Towards a Social Energy Systems approach to community renewable energy projects in the Global South

Author(s) : Cloke, Jonathan; Mohr, Alison; Brown, Ed Publication date : 29th June 2017 Publication type : Journal article Journal : Energy Research & Social Science Abstract : Rural community energy projects in the Global South have too frequently been framed within a top-down technologically-...

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