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Economics of Transiting to Renewable Energy in Morocco: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Economics of Transiting to Renewable Energy in Morocco: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Morocco has set an ambitious target of supplying 42 percent of electricity through renewable sources, 14 percent each through hydro, wind, and solar, by 2020. To analyze the economic and environmental implications of implementing this target, this study uses a dynamic computable general equilibrium model with foresight that includes explicit representation of various electricity generation

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More Power to India: The Challenge of Distribution

The government of India has emphasized that an efficient, resilient, and financially robust power sector is essential for growth and poverty reduction (Ministry of Power 2005). Almost all investment-climate surveys point to poor availability and quality of power as critical constraints to commercial and manufacturing activity with implications for national competitiveness. Further, more than 300

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Providing All Global Energy With Wind,Water,and SolarPower,

Climate change,pollution,andenergyinsecurityareamongthegreatestproblemsofourtime.Addressing them requires major changes in our energy infrastructure. In this paper, an analysis of the feasibility of providing world wide energy for all purposes(electric power,transportation,heating/cooling,etc.)from wind, water, and sunlight(WWS)

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Renewable Energy Sources And Their Applications

Adequate and affordable energy availability is essentially needed for all living beings in all walks of  life. The major energy sources like coal , natural gas and petroleum products are non-renewable fossil fuels. These are finite and thus can be used only for a finite period. Also, emissions from non-renewable energy sources are major environmental

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Multidimensional Auctions for Public Energy Efficiency Projects

Competitive bidding is an important policy tool to procure goods and services from the market at the lowest possible cost. Under traditional public procurement systems, however, it may be difficult to purchase highly customized objects, such as energy efficiency services. This is because not only prices but also other non monetary aspects need to be

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International Experience with Open Access to Power Grids

Reliable and affordable electricity supply is a key driver of economic growth. In recent decades, many developing and emerging economies have embarked on efforts to enhance the efficiency of their electricity markets. The quest for efficiency often involves structural reforms, such as unbundling and other measures, designed to support greater competition in the power sector.

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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,

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Managing the Balancing Act: Energy Subsidies & Energy Affordability

Sheltering consumers from the high cost of energy through subsidies to the energy sector is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many countries in ECA. At a time when fiscal and environmental concerns are calling for increasing tariffs to cost recovery levels, questions on energy affordability challenge the political feasibility of reforms. Governments are faced with a

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