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Title Renewables and energy for rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa / edited by Maxwell Mapako and Abel Mbewe ; contributing authors, Semere Habtetsion [and seven others]
Published London ; New York : Zed Books ; Nairobi : African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPREN), 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 395 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series African energy policy research series
African energy policy research series.
Contents pt. 1. Introduction -- pt. 2. Overview -- pt. 3. Zimbabwe -- pt. 4. Zambia -- pt. 5. Botswana -- pt. 6. Ethiopia -- pt. 7. Eritrea -- pt. 8. Data and statistics
Summary Energy supply is a key factor in economic and social development, but lack of modern energy in rural areas limits efforts to alleviate poverty and improve living standards. This book identifies the options for providing modern and improved renewables-based energy to low-income rural areas, with special emphasis on the productive uses. In the five countries represented - Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - the contributors focus on the advantages of a decentralized approach to energy delivery, the role of income-generating activities in attracting modern energy services to rural
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Energy policy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Renewable energy sources -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Rural development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Rural electrification -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
Author Habtetsion, Semere, editor
Mapako, M. C., editor
Mbewe, A. (Abel), editor
African Energy Policy Research Network.
ISBN 1848130805 (electronic bk.)
9781848130807 (electronic bk.)