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This study aims to formulate a strategic policy framework in Laos to promote and develop renewable energy resources to improve rural living conditions and reduce poverty without endangering food security. The study provides insights on how to overcome challenges in developing renewable alternative sources of energy to help power the country’s economic growth. The authors argue that the country can capitalize on its favorable climate and vast land and labor to begin a national strategy for renewable energy.

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Data Resource Preview - Status and potential for the development of biofuels and rural renewable energy: Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Biofuel crops
  • Biofuels
  • Energy
  • Energy for transport
  • Energy policy and administration
  • Renewable energy production
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Copyright Yes
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License CC-BY-4.0

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Author (individual) Sanatem, Kham
Co-author (individual) Malaykham, Bouathep; Phommabouth, Phouvong; Ketphanh, Southone; Insixiengmai, Keophayvan
Publication place Manila, Philippines
Publisher ADB
Publication date 2009
Pagination 38 p.
Date uploaded July 27, 2015, 05:40 (UTC)
Date modified July 27, 2015, 05:44 (UTC)