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Type Journal Article - Journal of Renewable Energy
Title Institutional and Policy Assessment of Renewable Energy Sector in Afghanistan
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Volume 2017
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/jre/2017/5723152.pdf
Abstract
Renewable energy resources could play a vital role in the sustainable economic, social, and environmental development of
Afghanistan. Heavy reliance of rural households on firewood, rising costs of fossil fuels, outdoor and indoor air pollution, and
climate change are some of the challenges that can be addressed by diversifying our power production fuel inputs and adopting
renewable energy technologies. In order to deploy and scale up renewable energy technologies and improve access to sustainable
energy, clear policies and targets and dedicated institutions are crucial. Fortunately, Afghan government with the support of
international community is setting ambitious targets for the renewable energy sector and is encouraging national and international
investors to take part in the generation, transmission, and distribution of renewable energy especially electricity through Power
Purchase Agreements or very cheap land leases. Thus, the objectives of this report are (I) to review the existing institutions in the
field of renewable energy, (II) to review renewable energy policies and targets in Afghanistan, and (III) to identify institutional and
policy gaps and recommend solutions.

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Ershad, Ahmad Murtaza. "Institutional and Policy Assessment of Renewable Energy Sector in Afghanistan." Journal of Renewable Energy (2017).
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