Transitioning to a low-carbon energy system can help Southeast Asia create jobs, improve public health and build back better from COVID-19.
In addition to the current health crisis, Colombia is facing simultaneous water and energy crises. Nature-based solutions that utilize forests can be a key part of creating sustainable water and energy systems in the long term.
Sustainable development depends on access to electricity. New WRI research presents four ways to better link energy and development efforts.
We urgently need to understand how to improve energy access through demand-based approaches. This new study discusses how to implement demand-based approach by examining the results of a pilot project, in which health-care providers in Kenya were able to select renewable energy options to improve the continuity of power supply.
Rural areas face unique risks due to COVID-19, with many rural hospitals also struggle with unreliable access to electricity, affecting the day-to-day treatment of patients. Nav Jivan Hospital in rural India shows the life-saving value of sustainable energy, especially in times of crisis.
This working paper discusses investments made by impact investors in clean energy access in Kenya, which has been the hub of renewable energy access investment in Africa.
Solar panels can help rural doctors in India maintain reliable electricity and save more lives. But remote hospitals remain a largely untapped market for renewables.
Today, WRI and nearly 20 partners launched, Energy Access Explorer, a dynamic open-source platform which will equip energy planners, donors and clean energy entrepreneurs with the information they need to electrify East Africa.
11% of the world's population still lives without reliable electricity, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. New data from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda reveals an untapped solution: high potential for wind, solar and hydropower.
This paper introduces the methods and data used in Energy Access Explorer – an online, open-source, interactive platform that uses satellite imagery and local data to visualize energy supply and demand in East Africa, equipping electricity planners, investors and clean energy entrepreneurs with the data they need to close the electricity gap.
While the number of people without electricity has dropped, experts predict that more than 600 million will still lack power in 2030. Nine out of 10 of them will live in sub-Saharan Africa.
Advancing demand-driven solutions for affordable, reliable, clean energy to power sustainable development around the world.
Millions of Indians still lack power, despite significant increases in electrification in recent years. Rooftop solar is a promising solution for the country's many rural health centers.
A mapping platform to connect affordable, reliable and clean energy to sustainable development solutions for all.
Supporting local businesses pioneer affordable, reliable and clean energy solutions for all.
Local Kenyan entrepreneurs are developing profitable energy access businesses, but these investable opportunities are a blind spot for impact investors. At this workshop, WRI and SEforALL’s People-Centered Accelerator will showcase the investment opportunities in local clean energy enterprises and host a discussion on broader solutions to their investment needs.
As a side event at the African Development Bank’s annual Civil Society Organizations Policy Forum, this panel will explore innovative approaches for facilitating successful implementation of one of Africa’s biggest renewable energy programs – the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI).
African entrepreneurs are developing innovative solutions to address development issues in a climate challenged world. At this World Bank Civil Society Forum side event, WRI, the Wallace Global Fund and DOEN Foundation bring together a panel of experts to discuss the challenges faced by these entrepreneurs and the ecosystem changes that must take place to create change at scale.
Solar power provides Kenya's health clinics with critical services like reliable electricity and the ability to safely store vaccines. And there's another bonus: increased profits.
In 10 years, the percent of Bhutan's population with access to electricity rose from 61 percent to 100 percent, even in the most remote mountain villages. Off-grid renewables were a big reason why.