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Issue | January - March 2017

January 1 2017 Rising to the Global Energy Challenge The Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) data platform, developed by the World Bank's Energy Global Practice with support from ESMAP, is now freely available on an online platform that enables users to customize the information they need on each country's power sector and policy framework.   RISE is the first policy scorecard of… #f79f34

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March 29 2017
New research, supported by ESMAP, indicates significant growth in the area of energy storage for emerging markets, making it possible for low- and middle-income countries to meet renewable energy targets.
March 28 2017
Responding to clients' needs, ESMAP and its partners have created a free, web-based tool--the Global Solar Atlas--hat can help identify potential sites for solar power generation virtually anywhere in the world.
March 29 2017
Indoor air pollution is a critical health issue that affects many households in Nepal. Approximately 75%—or 4 million—of Nepal’s 5.43 million households cook indoors, using fuels like firewood, cattle dung, or agro-waste, in inefficient traditional cookstoves. The negative health consequences—disproportionately impacting women and children—have been well documented. The collection of these fuels is an arduous process, occupying most of the day and causing physical stress. Smoke from these stoves penetrates deep into the lungs, causing deadly and acute health effects. In Nepal approximately 8,700 people die each year from exposure to indoor air pollution.  
March 29 2017
The ESMAP Global Facility on Mini Grids gathered nearly 300 participants from public and private sectors in Myanmar to share and discuss solutions to advance the deployment at scale of mini grids in the rural market.

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