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Reaching the last-mile: Women’s social and sustainable energy entrepreneurship

With the support of the US State Department’s wPOWer program, Solar Sister partnered with MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) to study last-mile customer preferences and evaluate the reach of Solar Sister’s women-centered distribution chain. MIT conducted over 600 interviews in Tanzania with both Solar Sister customers and non-customers. This report highlights the findings.

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The renewable energy sector employed 8.1 million people, directly or indirectly, in 2015. In addition, large hydropower accounted for another 1.3 million direct jobs in 2015 . Renewable energy markets and employment continued to be shaped by favourable policy frameworks in several countries, regional shifts in deployment and increased labour productivity. Enabling policy frameworks remained, […]

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Creating Conditions for Gender Equity in Rural Energy Projects: Experience in Productive Uses of Renewable Energy in Guatemala

The Productive Uses of Renewable Energy (PURE) project in Guatemala promotes the adoption of renewable energy by removing obstacles and reducing implementation costs. PURE encourages the adoption of renewable energy technologies, particularly micro and small scale hydroelectric production, as well as demonstration initiatives with photovoltaic systems, biodigestors, and efficient cook stoves. The objectives of the […]

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The Kuyasa CDM pilot project involves retrofitting over 2,300 low-cost homes in the district of Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, with solar water heaters, ceiling insulation, and energy efficiency lighting. The government of South Africa has ambitious plans for the construction of low-cost housing to help alleviate the country’s acute housing shortage. Around 2.4 million […]

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The purpose of this case study is to present the findings of the practical implementation of solar warm water heaters as a new and specifically adapted technology to rural Georgian communities, and its gender implications. The Case Study will conclude with recommendations of how the successful spreading of solar heating can be scaled up through […]

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Power and energy in India have both everything and nothing to do with women. Fossil-fuel subsidies might appear to have even less to do with women and gender relations. Yet their reform could have negative impacts, while at the same time representing an opportunity for women and Indians’ access to modern forms of energy. This […]

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Environmental integrity is at the heart of the CDM and methodologies have a major role in ensuring this integrity. Methodologies are required to establish a project’s emissions baseline, or expected emissions without the project, and to monitor the actual ongoing emissions once a project is implemented. The difference between the baseline and actual emissions determines […]

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