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Renewable Energy for Unleashing Sustainable Development

Blending Technology, Finance and Policy in Low and Middle Income Economies

  • Emanuela Colombo
  • Stefano Bologna
  • Diego Masera

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Access to Energy and Sustainable Development

    1. Emanuela Colombo, Diego Masera, Stefano Bologna
      Pages 3-25
    2. Emanuela Colombo, Lorenzo Mattarolo, Stefano Mandelli
      Pages 27-39
  3. Energy and Technology: Tailoring Strategies and Technologies to Enhance Livelihood

  4. Energy and Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-180
    2. Stefano Bologna
      Pages 181-193
    3. Koffi Ekouevi, Gabriela Elizondo-Azuela
      Pages 195-201
  5. Energy and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-220
    2. Diego Masera, Vittoria Paramithiotti
      Pages 221-238
  6. Public and Private Players: Italian Insight

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Annalidia Pansini
      Pages 255-258
    3. Lorenzo Mattarolo, Claudio Di Benedetto
      Pages 259-278
    4. Emanuela Colombo, Fabio Inzoli
      Pages 279-284

About this book


The book analyzes energy technologies, business models and policies to promote sustainable development. It proposes a set of recommendations for further activities and networking on access to energy and renewable energies and promotes an integrated approach to sustainable resource management. The book discusses access to energy, as a precondition for socio-economic progress. It depicts the global dimension of the challenge in terms of access to electricity and other forms of energy in developing countries. The three main interlinked topics related to energy and sustainable growth are separately discussed: appropriate technologies for modern energy services, business models for the development of new energy markets, and policies to support new energy systems. The description of activities and programmes of some public and private Italian stakeholders is also included.


Access to Energy Appropriate Technology Multistakholders Perspective Renewable Energy Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Emanuela Colombo
    • 1
  • Stefano Bologna
    • 2
  • Diego Masera
    • 3
  1. 1.EnergyPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.UN Industrial Development OrganizationViennaAustria
  3. 3.UN Industrial Development OrganizationViennaAustria

About the editors

Emanuela Colombo is Associate Professor in Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics and Energetic at Politecnico di Milano. She is also Rector’s Delegate to the international relationship with Africa and to Cooperation and Development at Politecnico di Milano.

Stefano Bologna is the Director of the International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS) of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which focuses on scientific and technical capacity building of developing countries particularly in the areas of renewable energies and utilization of bio-resources.

Diego Masera is the Chief of the Renewable and Rural Energy Unit at UNIDO, where he coordinates the Organization’s global portfolio of Renewable Energy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Renewable Energy for Unleashing Sustainable Development
  • Book Subtitle Blending Technology, Finance and Policy in Low and Middle Income Economies
  • Editors Emanuela Colombo
    Stefano Bologna
    Diego Masera
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-00283-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34456-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-00284-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 302
  • Number of Illustrations 79 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Energy Policy, Economics and Management
    Sustainable Development
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