Sharing the load: Public and private sector roles in financing pro-poor energy access
Emma Wilson, Neha Rai, Sarah Best
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WLPGA to Host the LPG Village at World Gas Conference 2015

By: Karima Hirji  on: Wed 24 of Sep., 2014 10:31 GMT  expires: Mon 01 of Dec., 2014 00:00 GMT  (137 Views)
The World Gas Conference (WGC)
1-5 June 2015, Porte de Versailles convention centre, Paris.

MENA Clean Energy Forum 2014

By: Karima Hirji  on: Wed 27 of Aug., 2014 10:00 GMT  expires: Mon 08 of Dec., 2014 00:00 GMT  (847 Views)
We are delighted to announce the upcoming MENA Clean Energy Forum which will be taking place in Dubai on 9 December 2014.

The MENA Clean Energy Forum will bring together stakeholders interested in investing, financing, developing and operating clean energy projects in the regions.

We have a number of speaking opportunities available and are currently accepting presentation proposals. For more information on speaking and sponsoring opportunities please contact: Vivian Peters on +44 (0) 20 3239 6776 or


Tanzania To Use More Natural Gas And Coal To Combat Energy Poverty

By: Karima Hirji  on: Tue 12 of Aug., 2014 10:05 GMT  (1460 Views)
In the last several years, Tanzania has suffered from a growing energy deficit, in part due to recurring droughts that have crippled hydropower capacity. The government recently launched a 10-year initiative aiming to diversify its power generation sources to include more natural gas and introduce coal. Concerns about the climate are legitimate, but to raise its citizens out of poverty, the energy roadmap has prioritised raising per capita income in Tanzania from $640 to at least $3,000. Critics say the government has mostly failed to tap the country’s other renewable energy potential to help bridge the power gap.

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund announces third round of the REACT funding window

By: Karima Hirji  on: Wed 06 of Aug., 2014 10:10 GMT  (347 Views)
The AECF Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT) window is a special fund of the AECF that is open to business ideas based on low cost clean energy and solutions (technologies, products, services) that can help rural people adapt to climate change.

REACT provides patient risk capital (grants, interest free loans) to businesses with potentially transformative climate change solutions and which seek to make a profit, go to scale and to have a deep social impact. To date, REACT is investing in 32 companies across East Africa and 12 in Mozambique, with an overall portfolio size of approximately US$34 million.

ICCG Competition: Best Climate Practices for Energy Poverty Alleviation

By: Karima Hirji  on: Thu 31 of July, 2014 10:29 GMT  (417 Views)
On the launching of the Best Climate Practices observatory’s new platform, the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) is inaugurating its second edition of the International Competition on Best Climate Practices with this year’s invitation to submit innovative proposals on the theme of energy poverty.

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New GSI and IISD Report: Power, Gender and Fossil-fuel Subsidy Reform in India

By: Karima Hirji  on: Thu 31 of July, 2014 10:23 GMT  (386 Views)
Published on July 11 2014, this paper explores the link between fossil-fuel subsidies and gender in India. It focuses on the likely gender impacts of reform across cooking, lighting, pumping and transport fuels.

First African Waste-to-Ethanol Company recognized by Mentor Capital Network

By: Karima Hirji  on: Mon 28 of July, 2014 16:03 GMT  (388 Views)
Small Medium Enterprise Fundamentals’ (SMEFUNDS) Green Energy & Biofuels won the 2014 WJF Chuck Dell Award for Sustainable Business. Mentor Capital Network selected the enterprise based on social impact and potential for growth. The award was a competitive process that considered the business models and results from 558 social enterprises from around the world.

2014 Ashden Award Winners

By: Karima Hirji  on: Mon 28 of July, 2014 11:37 GMT  (395 Views)
Ashden Awards announces its 2014 winners- 14 trailblazing sustainable energy organisations presented with an Ashden Award worth £5,000–£40,000 at a prestigious ceremony in London. Learn more about the winners and their projects at:

Power for All – The Energy Access Imperative

By: Karima Hirji  on: Mon 28 of July, 2014 11:32 GMT  (402 Views)
The white paper “Power for All – The Energy Access Imperative” is a call to a different action for the policymakers, stakeholders, entrepreneurs and customers engaged in driving universal energy access for the billions of people without reliable power
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