Micro-scale entrepreneurs make inroads into energy market

A group of 20 small entrepreneurs from Ranen, a market town in Western Kenya, are the first DEEP trained entrepreneurs to be linked up with a financial institution for credit facility to grow their energy businesses.

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Community in the Peruvian Andes develops its productive capacities through renewable energy

The Community of San Francisco de Raymina nested in the Southern Peruvian highlands has moved into the first phase of developing a project aimed at increasing their capacity to produce organic flours, herbs, organic vegetables and dairies through the use of renewable energy.

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World’s leading green energy awards announce 2010 winners

Winners of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2010 were announced last week at a VIP ceremony in London addressed by Sir David Attenborough.

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PicoPV systems can make a difference in developing countries

The German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) has published a study that looks at the impact that Pico Photo Voltaic systems may have in the electrification of rural off-grid areas in developing countries.

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Best off-grid lighting products in Sub-Saharan Africa win Lighting Africa support

Five innovative products were selected at the Lighting Africa Conference and Trade Fair in Nairobi in May, as the best able to deliver low-cost off-grid lighting to millions of people in Africa who currently rely on fuel-based lamps.

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Register to the Scholarship program on renewable energy and energy efficiency now!

TREE seminars offer an introduction to technical, legal and financial aspects of renewables and energy efficiency. Target is a better understanding of the correlation and interaction of these issues in order to design suitable political and legal frameworks for RE and EE.

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Get practical experience in social enterprise

LGT Venture Philanthropy is currently looking for business professionals who are keen on making a similar experience and want to use their professional skills to help social organizations around the globe scaling their impact.

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East African energy businesses capture investor interest

Five energy SMEs from East Africa got to pitch their ideas to potential investors at the Business in Development investment market place in the Netherlands on 2nd June thanks to support from GVEP International. The BiD Network annual event brings together developing country entrepreneurs and social impact investors for a day of match making. Over 600 people in total registered for the event.

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Social investment or Aid?

Interest in social investment in developing countries is surging and criticism of aid and grant funded models mounting. How effective can foreign social investment be in achieving the social and economic development of emerging economies, as opposed to aid?

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World Energy Congress Montréal 2010

It is an opportunity for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective. It brings together more than 2,500 top world leaders in the field of energy, coming from industry, governments, and international organizations, as well as the media, universities and energy industry associations.

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FAME 2010 Summit And Exhibition

This event is where the most influential professionals involved in the biofuel and biomass market will gather to share their views, learn about the latest in the industry and listen to consequential, in-depth presentations - from policy makers, biodiesel and biomass producers to fuel distributors.

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