Energy for sustainable rural development

W.S. Hulscher, W.S. Hulscher, E.W. Hommes, E.W. Hommes

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    Rural energy in developing countries is discussed with a view to sustainable development. The project-oriented approach in rural energy which has often dominated in the past, is contrasted with an overall strategy for sustainable rural energy demand and supply. An outline for a demand-oriented policy is formulated, indicating the role of the government in energy pricing and market development. Special attention is given to electricity as the fastest-growing energy subsector. It is concluded that major changes are required to accommodate and institutionalize the planning of decentralized energy supply.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)527-532
    Number of pages6
    JournalEnergy policy
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1992


    • IR-20664
    • METIS-124274

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