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Harnessing African Natural Gas A New Opportunity for Africa’s Energy Agenda?

Harnessing African Natural Gas A New Opportunity for Africa’s Energy Agenda?

Sub-Saharan Africa’s persistent power shortages act as a severe constraint on its economic and human development. Over the last several years, a series of major offshore gas discoveries in Mozambique and Tanzania have rekindled interest in expanding the use of natural gas to address the continent’s power shortages. Once thought of as a Nigeria-only story,


Scaling-Up Renewable Geothermal Energy in Indonesia

Indonesia is rapidly increasing its power generation capacity to meet the needs of its growing economy. This has included a significant expansion of coal-based power—a cheap option with significant environmental costs. To meet its increasing energy demand in an environmentally responsible way, the government has embarked on an ambitious plan to expand its geothermal resource,

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The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol For Use By World Bank Clients.

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol is a framework for assessing the sustainability of hydropower projects with a consistent, globally-applicable methodology. Its objective is to improve the quality and public acceptance of hydropower. It is the product of 30 months of review and engagement by the multi-stakeholder Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum (HSAF), which was constituted in

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Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Hydropower

This report presents a Climate Risk Assessment (CRA) for the five main river basins of Cameroon, focusing on the potential climate change impacts on water resources availability for hydro-energy generation, particularly in the Sanaga, Benue, Nyong and Ntem River Basins. Central and West Africa have experienced a marked climate variability in the 20th century and


Understanding CO2 Emissions from the Global Energy Sector

The energy sector contributes about 40 percent of global emissions of CO2. Three quarters of those emissions come from six major economies. Although coal-fired plants account for just 40 percent of world energy production, they were responsible for more than 70 percent of energy-sector emissions in 2010. Despite improvements in some countries, the global CO2

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Southern Africa Energy-Water Nexus

The objective of this paper is to provide high-level background information on the interdependency between the supply of electricity and water in Southern Africa. The paper assimilates information based an extensive review of recent work on the energy and water sectors in the region and beyond, and the World Bank’s sector dialogue in the region.

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Best Practices Guide For Geothermal Exploration

Exploration best practices for any natural resource commodity should aim to reduce the resource risk prior to commitment of any     significant capital investment. While presenting the framework, information, and guidelines for best practices for geothermal exploration, this Guide will assist geothermal developers, contractors, and investors to address early stage risks in a cost-sensitive


Climate Finance Tracking Guidance Manual: Energy Sector

Financial resources from a variety of public and private sources have been, and will continue to be, committed to support climate change adaptation and mitigation. While there is a wide agreement that rapid and successful deployment of this international public finance is a critical first step in allowing developing countries to adapt to climate change

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