Renewable Energy Policies for Developing Countries Research Proposal by Nicky

A proposal to research an alternative and renewable energy strategy as a sustainable policy for economic growth in developing countries.
# 151244 | 2,451 words | 9 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 30, 2012 in Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy)

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This paper presents a research proposal to determine how sustainable policies concerning the introduction and use of alternative and renewable energy sources can be used as a framework in which economic growth can be achieved in developing countries. The paper identifies the research questions, looks at how the proposed research relates to previous work on this subject and explains the methodology and sources of data. The paper also includes an outline, in tabular form, of the content of the proposed study.

Explanation of Intended Research Proposal and Research Questions
How the Proposed Research Relates to Previous Work in the Area
Explanation of the Likely Research Methods and Sources of Data
Brief Outline Stating the Precise Subject of the Proposed Area of Research

From the Paper:

"It is at this juncture in history that more efficient alternative sources of energy must be identified and implemented on a wide scale in order to support an increasing population that will need and demand an improved lifestyle and access to the same goods and services that developed countries have enjoyed for much of the 20th century. Nevertheless, a wide range of economic, social, legal and even cultural barriers are responsible for much of the failure of developing nations to achieve greater use of renewable energy resources; however, many of these obstacles can be overcome in developing countries by introducing legislation that can remove these barriers, determine an appropriate balance of pricing levels and encourage successful use of renewable energy resources (Ottinger & Williams, 2002).
"The problem is further compounded by the investments that will be required to replace existing energy infrastructures with alternative energy resources. Indeed, many developing countries continue to have significantly lower levels of energy production and consumption per capita compared to their developed counterparts, and as a result, a large percentage of the population of many developing countries still do not enjoy the levels of benefits that developed nations have experienced for several decades."

Sample of Sources Used:

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