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Carmen Dienst   Ms.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Carmen Dienst published an article in November 2018.
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Thomas Fischer

23 shared publications

China Meteorological Administration

Daniel Vallentin

12 shared publications

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy/Doeppersberg 19, Wuppertal D-42109, Germany

Willington Ortiz

10 shared publications

Environment and Energy GmbH

Mathieu Saurat

5 shared publications

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy/Doeppersberg 19, Wuppertal D-42109, Germany

Julia Terrapon-Pfaff

4 shared publications

Environment and Energy GmbH

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Productive use of energy – Pathway to development? Reviewing the outcomes and impacts of small-scale energy projects in ... Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Marie-Christine Gröne, Carmen Dienst, ... Published: 01 November 2018
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.07.016
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Impact pathways of small-scale energy projects in the global south – Findings from a systematic evaluation Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Marie-Christine Gröne, Carmen Dienst, ... Published: 01 November 2018
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.06.045
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Access to clean and affordable modern energy services has been widely recognised as a significant factor for enabling social and economic development. Stand-alone systems and mini-grids are presumed to play an important role in the provision of sustainable energy to those people who currently lack access. Accordingly, an increasing number of small-scale energy projects are being implemented in developing countries and emerging economies. However, despite the large number of energy development projects, only limited evidence exists about the actual contribution they make to sustainable development. This paper addresses this research gap by providing a systematic assessment of three selected impact pathways based on the evaluation of over 30 small-scale sustainable energy projects. Applying a theory-based evaluation approach in the form of a contribution analysis, the aim of this research is to better understand if and how these types of technical interventions can create development outcomes and impacts. The results show that technological issues are often not the most decisive factor in achieving development effects, but that embedding the technology in a set of actions that address social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects is essential.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Energising the WEF nexus to enhance sustainable development at local level Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Willington Ortiz, Carmen Dienst, Marie... Published: 01 October 2018
Journal of Environmental Management, doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.037
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The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus is increasingly recognised as a conceptual framework able to support the efficient implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite growing attention paid to the WEF nexus, the role that renewable energies can play in addressing trade-offs and realising synergies has received limited attention. Until now, the focus of WEF nexus discussions and applications has mainly been on national or global levels, macro-level drivers, material flows and large infrastructure developments. This overlooks the fact that major nexus challenges are faced at local level. Aiming to address these knowledge gaps, the authors conduct a systematic analysis of the linkages between small-scale energy projects in developing countries and the food and water aspects of development. The analysis is based on empirical data from continuous process and impact evaluations complemented by secondary data and relevant literature. The study provides initial insights into how to identify interconnections and the potential benefits of integrating the nexus pillars into local level projects in the global south. The study identifies the complex links which exist between sustainable energy projects and the food and water sectors and highlights that these needs are currently not systematically integrated into project design or project evaluation. A more systematic approach, integrating the water and food pillars into energy planning at local level in the global south, is recommended to avoid trade-offs and enhance the development outcomes and impacts of energy projects.
BOOK-CHAPTER 5 Reads 0 Citations The Role of Gender Concerns in the Planning of Small-Scale Energy Projects in Developing Countries Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Carmen Dienst, Willington Ortiz Published: 04 March 2015
Springer Proceedings in Energy, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15964-5_25
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Wuxi – a Chinese City on its Way to a Low Carbon Future Carmen Dienst, Chun Xia, Clemens Schneider, Daniel Vallentin... Published: 01 March 2015
Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, doi: 10.13044/j.sdewes.2015.03.0002
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations How effective are small-scale energy interventions in developing countries? Results from a post-evaluation on project-le... Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Carmen Dienst, Julian König, Willingto... Published: 01 December 2014
Applied Energy, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.05.032
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