Former Chilean Minister of Energy appointed as trustee

Marcelo Tokman, Chilean economist and former Minister of Energy during the last years of President Michelle Bachelet’s mandate, has been appointed as the sixth GVEP International...

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GVEP International releases its annual review

GVEP International has released its annual review this week. The report is packed with inspiring case studies of business-led renewable energy solutions for small communities -...

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Social Network for Energy Efficiency goes live on Earth Day 2010 at Welectricity.com

New low-carbon, web-based service uses behavioral factors to nudge householders to use less electricity

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IDB sets up Energy Innovation Centre to work alongside the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

The new IDB initiative gives boost to the development of clean, affordable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The Access to Clean Energy Challenge announces 5 finalists from Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and Tanzania

Five inspiring clean energy entrepreneurs from East Africa will be presented to African Leaders at the World Economic Forum, on 5 May, in Dar-es-Salaam.

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Senegal: GVEP International consultancy opportunity

GVEP International is looking for a consultant to carry out a study in Senegal to support the rural electrification sector

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Seminar gathers clean energy community in Lima

GVEP International brought together public and private stakeholders working on energy issues at their seminar “Clean Energy and innovative IDEAS in Peru and Latin America" which...

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GVEP International publishes a study on briquettes in Kenya

As part of the Developing Energy Enterprises Project – East Africa (DEEP–EA) GVEP International has released a study on briquettes in Kenya.

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Vacancies at GVEP International East Africa - deadline extended

GVEP International is inviting applications for two new positions in East Africa: A Regional Manager East Africa and a Programme Manager to support Energy Small and Medium...

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Investing in small and medium size renewable energy enterprises is the best option for rural communities

Big power projects linked to the national distribution grid always grab the headlines. But for rural communities in many countries locally managed micro- or mini- grids are often the most sensible way of achieving electrification cost- effectively. While promotion of such schemes is increasingly mentioned in national government plans the reality on the ground is disappointing. Is this because the local energy entrepreneurs aren't out there? Are donors and policy makers pushing policies which don't connect to the reality on the ground? Or can steps be taken to strengthen SME involvement in localised power supply?

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11th-13th May 2010 May - USAID Speakers Corner: Access to ...

Microfinance and Energy: Scaling Up ...

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