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Technology Transfer for Renewable Energy: Overcoming Barriers in Developing Countries

By: Gill Wilkins

237 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2002 | #123720 | ISBN: 1853837539
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This text highlights the role that renewable energy can play in achieving sustainable development. It focuses on rural areas of developing countries, looking in particular at stand-alone solar home systems and grid-connected biomass cogeneration plants. It analyzes the main barriers to the successful transfer of renewable energy technology, with case studies from a range of South-East Asian, South Asian, Pacific and African countries, and explains the ways in which these obstables can be overcome. The roles of the key players involved and how the Kyoto Protocol can facilitate the transfer in order to mitigate climate change are also discussed.


Introduction - Climate Change and Renewable Energy - Renewable Energy in Industrializing Countries - Technology Transfer: The main barriers - Case Studies - Policies for Progress - Conclusions - Bibliography, Index

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Gill Wilkins is a Senior Research Fellow in the Energy and Environment Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London

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