Renewable Energy: From Europe To Africa by David Elliott

Renewable Energy: From Europe To Africa

byDavid Elliott, Terence Cook

Hardcover | April 11, 2018

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Significant progress has been made by industrial countries to reduce emissions from the use of fossil fuels, but as the economies of the less-developed regions of the world begin to expand, they too will face similar challenges. This book looks at energy transitions being made in developing countries, focusing on the adoption of renewable energy systems in Africa, for example under the UN Sustainable Energy for All programme, but also by the EU in the Former Soviet countries of Eastern and Central Europe. It draws on experience from involvement with programmes in the EU and Africa and will be of great interest to academics, policy makers and practitioners in the development aid and renewable energy policy fields.
David Elliott is Emeritus Professor of Technology Policy at the Open University UK. Elliott''s expertise is in renewable energy policy, on which he has written extensively. He has worked on a range of projects, including an OU-led New Europe-New Energy programme (2003-2011), together with co-author Terence Cook.Terence Cook is ...
Title:Renewable Energy: From Europe To AfricaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:139 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 inShipping dimensions:139 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 inPublished:April 11, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783319747866

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Table of Contents

1.Introduction: sustainable energy for all (2k words- draft done)

1.1Mitigating climate change 

Setting out the global energy policy context and its drivers


1.2 Global energy priorities   

Issues for the developed and developing world reviewed  


1.3 Beyond mega projects  

The limits to ''top down'' government and corporate intervention


2. Spreading renewables: the EU and beyond

(10k words- draft done)


2.1 EU enlargement

Energy policy challenges and issues in the accession countries  


2.2 The starting situation- and the Baltic area energy options 

with a Lithuania case study of decommissioning Soviet era nuclear plant 


2.3 Economic and political drivers for change

New Europe-new energy policy initiatives


2.4 The Balkans and beyond 

Renewable options in the East, in and outside the new EU


2.5. Subsequent progress in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond Progress review in the EU pre-accession candidate countries


2.6. The Russian potential

The influence of Russia on the region and future prospects 


2.7 Beyond Europe and the West

Going south- to the developing world


3. Spreading renewables south- with new power infrastructures (<20k words,half donein draft)


3.1 Green energy for Africa

Overview of the technological state of play and key issues

3.2 Ghana  

Case study on setting up Ghana''s Renewable Energy Fund

3.3 South Africa  

Large scale projects grid extension v off-grid local projects

3.4 Kenya 

Case study of energy- from- waste for Nairobi''s giant municipal dump


3.5 Uganda


Case study of monitoring Sustainable Energy for All targets for energy access


3.6 Technical Aid 

The role of technical expertise and policy aids


3.7 Institutional problems

Internal and external policy conflicts


3.8 Effectiveness assessments 

Measuring success, but of what?


3.9 Conclusions  

Are the aid programmes working?


(An extra case study/analysis section may be added)&


4. Supporting and promoting renewables: aid and beyond  

(<15k words, half done in draft)


4.1 Supporting renewables 

The existing aid and technical support programmes


4.2 The limits of aid and corporate involvement

Pitfalls of commercial motivations


4.3 Financing renewable expansion 

  Feed-in Tariffs v Competitive Auctions


4.4 Choosing the right technology

Renewable options for the future


4.5 Corporate involvement and social progress

The need for institutional and corporate change


4.6 Conclusions: Sustainable Africa

New policy options for the future


5. Conclusions: all change (2k words)

<p>New frameworks for change</p>