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WRI Launches '10 Questions to Ask About Distributed Generation'

10 Questions to Ask about Distributed Generation, a collaboration between WRI, WWF and Prayas (Energy Group), is part of the 10 Questions to Ask Series and provides a framework for stakeholder engagement around the common questions and challenges that arise in the context of planning for and implementing DG option to address electricity access gaps.

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South African Organization Uses EGI’s ’10 Questions to Ask About Integrated Resources Planning’ Framework in Recent Report

Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), a South African not-for-profit research organization, has recently released a report which utilizes EGI’s ’10 Questions to Ask About Integrated Resources Planning’ framework to reflect on South Africa’s opportunities and challenges for optimal electricity planning and implementation.

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A ‘Power’ful Resource for Monitoring Electricity Supply Quality

We are happy to share with you a new initiative by Prayas. Prayas has developed an innovative, technology driven approach to monitor supply quality provided by electricity companies.

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Green Connection Presents 2014 Renewable Energy Programme Review

On September 3rd, EGI partner, Green Connection presented the results of the EGI-SA 2014 renewable energy programme review at a national gathering of civil society energy activists in Cape Town.

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Insights from CU Influence new World Bank Report

At the end of 2012, the World Bank published the report, “Tajikistan’s Winter Energy Crisis: Electricity Supply and Demand Alternatives.” In response, EGI partner,

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10 Questions that Shine a Light on Electricity Prices

By Sarah Martin and Davida Wood

How is the price of electricity set and what exactly are consumers paying for? Are today’s electricity tariffs (or rates) too high or too low?

These questions have often been at the center of public and political debates.

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A Shared Vision for Thailand's Solar Energy Development

Electricity Governance Initiative’s (EGI) 10 Questions to Ask about Scaling On-Grid Renewable Energy is a framework designed to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement for improving renewable energy policy.

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"Financing Clean Energy Access through Socially-Oriented Enterprises in Africa" workshop held in Uganda

At a recently completed workshop in Entebbe, Uganda, with the support of the DOEN Foundation , WRI brought together pioneering social enterprises, key impact investors, and other important actors with a focus on energy access in East Africa.

Key discussions included finance barriers hindering the provision of decentra

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U.S. Signals the End of Public Money for Coal-Fired Power

By Athena Ballesteros.

Photo credit: Mike_tn, FlickrPhoto credit: Mike_tn, Flickr

U.S. public financing for overseas coal-fired power is likely coming to an end.

That’s the clear signal from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s announcement earlier this week. The Treasury Department provided new guidance for multi-lateral development banks’ (MDBs) financing of coal-fired power. These investments will now need to meet the same greenhouse gas requirements as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for new domestic power plants, which were announced earlier this year . The Treasury’s guidance on this matter applies to all MDBs receiving U.S. funding, essentially banning U.S. public financing for overseas coal-fired power plants. At institutions like the World Bank, where the United States is the largest shareholder, this decision holds real significance.

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Call to overhaul planning process in power sector

A recent two-year study carried out by civil society and advocacy groups has suggested that the State government of Tamil Nadu needs to put in place a process to effectively and legitimately judge the power demand in the state.

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