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World Bank Group financing for power generation, transmission and distribution, and energy policy and regulatory reform has helped expand access to millions of households in over 60 countries. Bank Group financing, combined with advisory and analytical services, knowledge products, as well as policy support, has also helped launch and scale up renewable energy generation and energy efficiency at national, sub-national and municipal levels. During 2002-11, the Bank supported projects for the construction and rehabilitation of about 115,000 kilometers of transmission and distribution lines and about 19,000 megawatts of generation capacity to improve access to reliable energy.
More than 1.2 billion people—about 17 percent of the world’s population—are without access to electricity, most of them concentrated in about a dozen countries in Africa and Asia. Another 2.8 billion rely on wood, charcoal, dung and coal for cooking and heating, which results in over four million premature deaths a year due to indoor air pollution. Shortages in power supplies, and their unreliable and poor quality, due to underinvestment, are also major challenges facing developing countries.
Interview with Paul Runge, Managing Director, Africa Project Access. Paul will chair two hydropower sessions during the upcoming Clean Power Africa in Cape Town in May.
“Solar investors, project developers and EPCs are shifting from a short term cost per Watt focus to a more accurate measure of a system’s value based on the levelized cost of electricity, expressed as cost per kilowatt hour.”
African Utility Week to look at municipalities’ key water challenges
CDMC Events will be presenting the10th Clean Coal Forum 2013 on June 13nd-14th，2013 in Beijing,China. It will make you understand regulatory aspects for coal conversion and utilization to ensure you are up to date with industry requirements and understand China’s 12th 5-year bridge plan, gain insights on how to increase quality of product to meet China’s new requirement, learn about new initiatives, projects and techniques to develop a deep understanding of the China coal industry and worldwide, hear from local and international experts to acquire knowledge of the latest trends and technologies to improve the clean energy development.
Clean Power Africa to showcase successful renewable projects
Clean Power Africa will give an exclusive look at hydro, wind and solar projects and opportunities across the African continent in Cape Town in May.
Cape Town, South Africa, March 10, 2013 –(PR.com)– There is undoubtedly awareness among South Africans that renewable energy is the way to go. But how feasible is it for the ordinary householder to switch to new, greener technology?
“In a country such as South Africa where solar energy is abundant, the sustainability of its usage through solar geysers and solar panels is unquestioned,” says Dr Roula Inglesi-Lotz, senior lecturer at the Department of Economics of the University of Pretoria and headline speaker at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition from 14-15 May in Cape Town.
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