Social Entrepreneurship, Energy and Urban Innovations

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Abstract

Energy has become a central focus of human existence and lack of access to energy is an indication of lack of access to many basic needs. Especially people in developing countries face a greater hurdle to access electricity. Given the constraints in the capacities of developing countries, it may be difficult to cater for the escalating energy needs in urban areas unless innovative methods are explored. However, what becomes very significant in this mileu in developing countries is the fact that the third sector is emerging very strong—in particular, social enterprises with their innovative strategies, processes and methods to provide access to energy and protect the environment from over-usage of natural resources. With this background, the current chapter, through a case study approach, attempts to explore how social entrepreneurs in India adopt better ways of providing energy to the excluded and marginalized social sections.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMainstreaming Climate Co-Benefits in Indian Cities
Subtitle of host publicationPost-Habitat III Innovations and Reforms
EditorsMahendra Sethi, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages265-283
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789811058165
ISBN (Print)9789811058158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameExploring Urban Change in South Asia
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2367-0045
ISSN (Electronic)2367-0053

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