Issue | November - December 2015

November 1 2015 Sharing Best Practices from Brazil and India to Bring Electricity to Slums in Jamaica and Kenya Close to 1 billion people live in urban slums and informal settlements without access to legal, safe, and reliable electricity. Under its Urban Poor Energy Access Program, ESMAP funded three knowledge exchanges among Brazil, India, Jamaica, and Kenya. Jamaican and Kenyan delegations learned about successful approaches in Brazil and India that link… #f79f34


June 9 2017
A World Bank study entitled Turkey's Energy Transition - Reform Milestones and Challengesshows that Turkey achieved energy security in a high economic growth environment with rapidly increasing energy needs through a variety of inter-linked measures including electricity, gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency legislation. The energy reforms have attracted more than 800 private companies into Turkey's electricity market, and led investors to take over the entire power distribution system in 2008-2013. Despite the achievements, however, the World Bank report shows challenges remain ahead for Turkey in the country's quest to meet the energy demands of its 80 million people.
September 27 2015
Micro hydropower plants (MHPs), starting as small turbine mills in the hills of Nepal in the early 1960s,…
December 10 2015
• The World Bank’s Energy Efficiency Transformation in Ukrainian Cities technical assistance project, supported by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, and USAID’s Municipal Energy Reform Project convened a joint conference—"Project Development, Financing Opportunities and Further Cooperation"—on October 6, 2015.

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