E-BulletinIssue | July 2012
June 13 2017
The global Sustainable Energy for All initiative calls for concerted action to achieve universal energy access, a doubling of the share of world energy supplied by renewable sources, and a doubling in the rate of improvement in energy efficiency – all by 2030. The World Bank declared its support for the initiative at the Rio+20 conference, with a number of the key inputs of this support coming from ESMAP. These inputs include scaled up support for energy efficiency in cities, mapping of renewable energy resources, and new initiatives to support development of geothermal power generation. ESMAP will also work together with the World Bank’s energy unit and a consortium of international agencies to produce a report that will mark the baseline for progress towards the three Sustainable Energy for All goals. Read the press release. More information on the World Bank’s support for Sustainable Energy for All.
June 27 2012
The selection of electricity technology is critical for designing new power generation projects, but these choices are increasingly complex, due to the pace of technological change, rapid shifts in equipment and fuel prices, and the challenge of reducing carbon emissions. To help electricity policy-makers and planners, ESMAP has developed the Model for Electricity Technology Assessment (META), which provides a comparative assessment of the levelized costs for a range of electricity supply options, including renewable energy. The model takes into account changes in capital and operating costs over time, environmental externalities, and transmission and distribution options. META was launched at a workshop at the World Bank in Washington on June 12
June 27 2012
Attendees at the ESMAP-organized practitionersâ workshop agreed that the public sector can serve as a strategic market for energy efficient goods and services.
June 28 2012
Exchange among client countries took place at WFER on regulation in developing markets, and sponsored the participation of officials from Brazil, Guatemala and South Africa, as well as from the African Forum for Utility Regulators.