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Virtual Special Edition of Global Food Security on Biofuels and Food Security

There is a Special Virtual Edition of the journal Global Food Security which is devoted to the latest Research on Biofuels and Food Security Global Food Security, Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2013, Overview: Although production of liquid biofuel using food crops as feedstock has been taking place for decades, there was a noticeable increase […]

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New Publication: Understanding the Energy-Water Nexus.

ECN have recently published an overview of the rapidly expanding literature on  the Energy-Water Nexus. Entitled ‘Understanding the Energy-Water Nexus’ the full text can be downloaded from the ECN website. Abstract: Energy, water and food are closely related natural resources. Energy is required in order to produce food and to purify and transport water; water […]

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Sierra Club Report Evaluates MDB Energy Investments – Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice

From IISD Sustainable Energy Update The Sierra Club and Oil Change International have released a report highlighting shortcomings in the multilateral development banks’ (MDBs) efforts to align energy lending with the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) projections for ending energy poverty. The report, titled ‘Failing to Solve Energy Poverty: How Much International Public Investment is Going […]

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Copenhagen Consensus Center Energy Papers

The Post-2015 Consensus project brings together 62 teams of economists with NGOs, international agencies and businesses to identify the targets with the greatest benefit-to-cost ratio for the UN’s post-2015 development goals. They have produced a series of papers on Energy. The first of which by Isabel Galiana, Lecturer in the Department of Economics at McGill […]

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Relative deprivation and energy poverty: when does unequal access to electricity cause dissatisfaction? – Dugoua – 2014 – International Journal of Energy Research – Wiley Online Library

A new article in the International Journal of Energy Research by Eugenie Dugoua and Johannes Urpelainen explores the relationship between unequal electricity access and disatisfaction Abstract: In the least developed countries, unequal access to infrastructure is a major form of inequality. We examine the conditions under which unequal electricity access causes dissatisfaction. The question is […]

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Low cost tubular digesters as appropriate technology for widespread application: Results and lessons learned from Bolivia

Low cost tubular digesters as appropriate technology for widespread application: Results and lessons learned from Bolivia Jaime Martí-Herreroa and colleagues in the latest edition of Renewable Energy. , , Abstract This paper presents the results and lessons learned from four and a half years of implementing low cost tubular digesters in Bolivia. The selection of […]

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Viability of off-grid electricity supply using rice husk: A case study from South Asia

Subhes Bhattacharyya provides a really interesting exploration of the viability of initiatives using rice husk as a means of generating off-grid electricity supply in the latest edition of Biomass and Bioenergy.   Abstract Rice husk-based electricity generation and supply has been popularized in South Asia by the Husk Power Systems (HPS) and the Decentralised Energy […]

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Institutional barriers to a ‘perfect’ policy: A case study of the Senegalese Rural Electrification Plan

Rebecca Mawhood and Robert Gross provide a detailed exploration of the political and institutional factors affecting the success of the Senaglese Rural Electrification Action plan in the latest edition of Energy Policy Abstract This paper investigates the political and institutional factors that have influenced the success of the Senegalese Rural Electrification Action Plan (Plan d׳Action […]

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Role of community acceptance in sustainable bioenergy projects in India

Vimal Kumar Eswarlala and colleagues have published an exploration of the role of community acceptance in sustainable bioenergy projects in India in the latest edition of Energy Policy Abstract Community acceptance has been identified as one of the key requirements for a sustainable bioenergy project. However less attention has been paid to this aspect from […]

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Energy service satisfaction in two Mexican communities: A study on demographic, household, equipment and energy related predictors

There is a really interesting article by Jordi Cravioto and colleagues in the latest edition of Energy Policy which explores the relationship between human wellbeing and access to energy services through a case study of communities in Mexico. Abstract In an age where energy consumption is the major source of environmental impacts, the comprehension on […]

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