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    Costing a 2020 target of 15% renewable electricity for South Africa

    Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2008
    This paper models the costs and benefits of setting a target of generating 15% of South Africa’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The modelling results show that the most promising scenario is a mix of solar thermal and wind, which benefits both from the lower cost of wind and the ability of solar thermal plants to contribute to peak demand.
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    SMART 2020: enabling the low carbon economy in the information age

    The Climate Group, 2008
    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has increased productivity and supported economic growth across the globe. But what impact does ICT have on climate change? This report attempts to quantify the direct emissions from ICT products and services based on expected growth and looks at where ICT could enable significant reductions of emissions in other sectors of the economy.
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    The role of decentralised renewable energy technologies in adaptation to climate change in developing countries.

    South Centre, 2008
    This paper analyses the positive impact of decentralised renewable energy technologies that enhance climate change adaptation capacity in developing countries facing increasing climate change-related hazards.
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    Energy Planning in sub-Saharan Africa - facing the challenges of equitable access, secure supply and climate change

    Research4Development, 2007
    This report presents the findings of a research scoping study undertaken for DFID, with the overall objective of informing the development of a future research programme on energy planning in developing countries. It specifically aims to identify key research areas and knowledge gaps that need to be addressed to improve medium/long-term energy planning in developing countries in Africa.
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    Low-carbon energy projects for development in sub-Saharan Africa. Unveiling the potential, addressing the barriers

    The World Bank Carbon Finance Unit, 2008
    This study aims to evaluate sub-Saharan Africa’s potential for clean energy projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. It also looks at the technical opportunities available and discusses how sub-Saharan Africa’s clean energy project potential can be unlocked.
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    Climate change and energy in the Mediterranean

    Plan Bleu, 2008
    An analysis of climate change issues in the Mediterranean region with an emphasis on Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs). SEMCs appear to be more vulnerable to climate change as they are more exposed to accelerated desertification, soil aridity and water scarcity, with economic structures that are more strongly dependent on natural resources.
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    Potential impacts of a global cap and share scheme on South Africa

    The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, 2008
    This study seeks to identify the initial impact that a global cap and share (C&S) scheme might have on South Africa, based on a set of limiting assumptions. In particular, it attempts to quantify the immediate impacts on energy process, the macro economy, household expenditure and income, industries and the competitiveness of renewable energy sources.
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    Clean energy investment project synthesis report

    International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2008
    This paper focuses on how investment flows into new clean energy infrastructure in developing countries can be ensured. It considers key political factors, barriers and incentives to energy investment and the role of international investment law.
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    A preliminary assessment of energy and ecosystem resilience in ten African countries

    HELIO International, 2007
    Africa is vulnerable to climate change on two fronts: firstly, because of existing vulnerabilities and secondly, due to capacity limitations for disaster mitigation and inability to adapt to climate change.
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    India renewable energy trends

    Centre for Social Markets, UK, 2008
    India has developed to a stage where it is generally recognised that renewable energy is the most substantial and sustainable solution to its future needs. This paper provides an objective analysis of present day trends in renewable energy in India.

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