Written by well-informed thinkers in leading NGOs, this book seeks to add to the pressure on the World Bank to shift policy in favor of sustainable energy. Explaining the historical development of the bank's energy policies, the book outlines promising initiatives within the bank and explains why these are having little impact on mainstream energy lending. The bank's energy policies have actually led to an increase in fossil fuel power plants in the ten lowest income countries. While not engaging in an ideological attack on privatization, the authors are concerned with how the Bank has allowed regulatory processes to be hi-jacked by vested interests.
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About the Author
Ian Tellam is Senior Consultant in International Energy Policy with the Centre for Energy Conservation and Environmental Technology in Delft, the Netherlands.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE BURNING ISSUES 1. Fuelling Change 2. The World Bank and EnergyPART II: WORLD BANK ENERGY POLICY IN PRACTICE: COUNTRY STUDIES 3. Cameroon 4. Kenya 5. Zimbabwe 6. China 7. India 8. Indonesia 9. Philippines 10. Bulgaria 11. Hungary 12. Lithuania 13. Ukraine 14. Brazil 15. Colombia 16. Mexico 17. UruguayPART III: ENERGY POLICY FOR THE FUTURE: WHICH WAY FORWARD? 18. Which Way Forward? ANNEX: The Regional Banks and Energy