CEEW: New report on 'Clean, Affordable and Sustainable Cooking Energy for India'

By: Karima Hirji  on: Thu 26 of Feb., 2015 16:06 GMT  (146 Views)
A new report titled 'Clean, Affordable and Sustainable Cooking Energy for India: Possibilities and Realities beyond LPG' has been released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water. Despite the growth in LPG consumption, 80% of Indian households continue to use traditional fuels for cooking. The report looks at and compares the other clean cooking energy solutions (Improved Biomass Cookstoves, Biogas, Electricity Based Cooking, PNG) vis-à-vis LPG, which can reduce the indoor air pollution burden and drudgery associated with the use of traditional cooking fuels, while being affordable and sustainable in the long run. Full report available at:

Powering East Africa: 25-27 March 2015, Nairobi, Kenya

By: Karima Hirji  on: Wed 25 of Feb., 2015 16:55 GMT  expires: Fri 27 of Mar., 2015 00:00 GMT  (120 Views)
Powering East Africa is a unique meeting of 100 senior level decision-makers and investors designed to crack the transmission deadlock and open up East Africa's power sector for investment.
A regionally focused meeting, Powering East Africa will welcome ministers, utilities and regulators from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Zambia to engage with international financiers, power developers and investors to focus on what is needed to unlock investment in transmission for regional growth and development. For more information, visit:

ANSI Standards and the Global Supply Chain Dialogue: 12 March 2015, Washington DC

By:  on: Wed 25 of Feb., 2015 16:34 GMT  expires: Thu 12 of Mar., 2015 00:00 GMT  (102 Views)
A dialogue with U.S. leaders on global supply chain initiatives and how voluntary standards and conformance are playing a significant role in creating solutions that cross borders. For more information, visit

Queen Mary, University of London: Cheap Solar Cells made from Shrimp Shells

By: Karima Hirji  on: Wed 25 of Feb., 2015 16:20 GMT  (99 Views)
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for the first time successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found in the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans. The materials chitin and chitosan found in the shells are abundant and significantly cheaper to produce than the expensive metals such as ruthenium, which is similar to platinum, that are currently used in making nanostructured solar-cells.

ARE International Invest'€lec Salon: 10-13 March 2015, Yaoundé, Cameroon

By: Karima Hirji  on: Wed 25 of Feb., 2015 16:01 GMT  expires: Fri 13 of Mar., 2015 00:00 GMT  (118 Views)
The Government of Cameroon, through the Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL), invites you to the International Invest'€lec Salon. This conference and exhibition will focus on realising current and future investment and business opportunities in renewable energy to boost clean rural electrification in Cameroon. For more information visit:

GACC, ENERGIA and ICRW Access to Energy as a Key Driver of Gender Equality Event: 12 March 2015, New York City

By: Karima Hirji  on: Tue 24 of Feb., 2015 15:34 GMT  expires: Thu 12 of Mar., 2015 00:00 GMT  (111 Views)
On the occasion of the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, International Women’s Day, and the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, ENERGIA, and the International Center for Research on Women invite you to an event on: Access to Energy as a Key Driver of Gender Equality. Register by 5 March 2015 at:

SciDev.Net: Solar Powered Water ATMS in India

By: Karima Hirji  on: Tue 24 of Feb., 2015 15:27 GMT  (106 Views)
Anand Shah, founder of Indian firm Sarvajal, has convinced the Delhi authorities to collaborate in a pilot project where 24 solar powered water ATMs are now in place across the city. SciDev.Net visited one of the five ATM machines in Dwarka Sector 3 Resettlement Colony — an unplanned neighbourhood without any public services. Read more about this story at:

GACC and ENERGIA NGO CSW Parallel Event: 9 March 2015, New York City

By: Karima Hirji  on: Tue 24 of Feb., 2015 15:21 GMT  expires: Mon 09 of Mar., 2015 00:00 GMT  (108 Views)
Please join the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and ENERGIA for an Official NGO CSW Parallel Event, featuring a panel discussion on:
Health, Livelihood, Gender and Environmental Benefits of Access to Energy for Women & Girls. This event is open to the public. For more information please visit:

IRENA and ADFD: New Project Loans for Renewable Energy in Rural Communities

By: Karima Hirji  on: Tue 24 of Feb., 2015 15:17 GMT  (122 Views)
The International Renewable Energy Agency and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) Project Facility have announced US$57 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries around the world. The five projects to be financed under the Facility's second project cycle will have a total capacity of 35 MW and will provide electricity for more than 280,000 inhabitants of rural communities. The selected renewable energy projects are: a 4 MW mini-hydro station in Argentina; a 10 MW solar energy plant in Cuba; a 5 MW geothermal facility producing electricity and heat in Iran; a 1 MW hybrid solar and hydropower project in Mauritania; and a 10-15 MW geothermal project in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Project Facility has a committed funding of US$350 million, to be awarded over seven years, and a total estimated project value of US$800 million.

World Bank: Regional Solar Market Initiative launched at Powering Africa Summit

By: Karima Hirji  on: Tue 24 of Feb., 2015 15:13 GMT  (123 Views)
A solar power financing initiative launched by the World Bank, titled ‘Scaling Solar,' will support African Governments in supplying energy to millions of consumers across the region through services aimed at creating a viable market for private projects. The announcement was made at the Powering Africa Summit, which gathered key power sector stakeholders in Washington DC, US, from 28-30 January.

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