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Energy and Sustainable Development

Case Studies

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: September 2002
  • Page count: 240
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 02.II.A.8

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Energy poses a dilemma in efforts aimed at achieving sustainable development in that it is necessary for economic and social development, yet it is a major cause of environmental degradation especially with regard to the atmosphere. Despite the growth in commercial energy use, two billion people remain without access to modern energy and this represents a major challenge for those committed to achieving sustainable development. These case studies presented in this publication provide a wide range of experiences related to: conventional energy, energy market reform, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Many of these cases can be replicated in other countries and regions and it is hoped that policy makers, technical experts and stakeholders will benefit from them.