Providing clean energy and energy access through cooperatives

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Organization: 
International Labour Office Cooperatives Unit (COOP)

Through a selection of case studies and examples from around the world this paper aims to raise awareness on how energy can be made accessible and affordable through the promotion and support of energy cooperatives, particularly in relation to renewable energy. The paper both contributes to raising awareness on the cooperative model enterprise and provides insights into how the cooperative model is contributing to bringing sustainable energy to different areas of the world and its potential for further growth.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 - ENERGY COOPERATIVES: THE MODEL AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

  • 1.1 What are energy cooperatives?
  • 1.2 The cooperative advantage in energy production and distribution
  • 1.3 Size and prevalence of energy cooperatives
  • 1.4 Types of energy cooperatives

CHAPTER 2 - THE DIVERSITY OF ENERGY COOPERATIVES: SELECTED CASE STUDIES

  • 2.1 Rural electrification cooperatives
  • 2.2 Power centres or energy hubs
  • 2.3 Biomass
  • 2.4 Wind power and photovoltaic (PV) cooperatives

CHAPTER 3 - PROMOTING ENERGY COOPERATIVES: ENABLING CONDITIONS

  • 3.1 Promotion of energy cooperatives by the state
  • 3.2 Promotion by the cooperative movement
  • 3.3 Promotion by international organizations

CHAPTER 4 - OUTLOOK AND RECOMMENDATIONS
 

Year: 
2013
Format: 
Guidebook
Categories: 
Co-operatives
Sector-Based Strategies
Sustainable Development
Source: 
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