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Description - Fuel for Change by Ian Tellam

This work examines the World Bank's energy policies and seeks to add to the pressure to shift its capital lending and policy advice in favour of sustainable energy. The Bank has traditionally been the leading multilateral financier of energy provision and since 1992 has begun to implement a reform programme based on privatisation of the energy sector The book explains the historical development of the Bank's energy policies. It outlines promising initiatives within the Bank for sustainable energy and explains why these are having little impact on mainstream energy lending. It describes how and why the Bank's energy polices have actually led on an increase in fossil fuel power plants in the top-ten low income countries. while not wishing to launch an ideological attack on privatisation, the contributors are concerned with how the Bank has allowed regulatory processes to be highjacked by vested interests and failed to tackle institutional barriers and ingrained attitudes within the Bank itself. It often gives an impression of talking too much and changing its behaviour too little.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856497824
ISBN-10: 1856497828
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Tellam

Ian Tellam has worked for ten years on energy, environment and development issues in a number of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). He is currently a senior consultant in International Energy Policy with the Centre for Energy Conservation and Environmental Technology in Delft, the Netherlands, and an associate lecturer in International Environmental Policy with the Open University in the UK.