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Renewable Energy

From Europe to Africa

  • Provides an accessible account of the problems encountered when implementing sustainable energy in countries where there is little or no experience with renewables

  • Discusses potential conflicts between countries, agencies and what resources are available for a sustainable future

  • Explores the potential for environmentally and socially sustainable energy systems to be developed


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. David Elliott, Terence Cook
    Pages 1-8
  3. David Elliott, Terence Cook
    Pages 9-38
  4. David Elliott, Terence Cook
    Pages 39-78
  5. David Elliott, Terence Cook
    Pages 79-124
  6. David Elliott, Terence Cook
    Pages 125-136
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-139

About this book


Significant progress has been made by industrial countries to reduce emissions from the use of fossil fuels, but as the economies of the less-developed regions of the world begin to expand, they too will face similar challenges. This book looks at energy transitions being made in developing countries, focusing on the adoption of renewable energy systems in Africa, for example under the UN Sustainable Energy for All programme, but also by the EU in the Former Soviet countries of Eastern and Central Europe. It draws on experience from involvement with programmes in the EU and Africa and will be of great interest to academics, policy makers and practitioners in the development aid and renewable energy policy fields.


Energy energy transition renewable energy energy policy sustainable development energy and development energy and society global south Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) Marshall Plan for Africa Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) development aid renewable futures global warming

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

About the authors

David Elliott is Emeritus Professor of Technology Policy at the Open University UK. Elliott’s expertise is in renewable energy policy, on which he has written extensively. He has worked on a range of projects, including an OU-led New Europe-New Energy programme (2003-2011), together with co-author Terence Cook.

Terence Cook is a Research Fellow at the Open University, UK. He has extensive field work experience of projects and practices in developing countries, most recently working for the EU’s Technical Assistance Facility in Eastern and Southern Africa, in support of the UN Sustainable Energy for All programme.

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