Biomass Waste-to-Energy Toolkit for Development Practitioners

By: Karima Hirji  on: Tue 14 of Oct., 2014 20:54 GMT  (192 Views)
This toolkit has been developed by SNVs REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP). With the purpose of supporting development practicioners this toolkit does not promote a one size fits all approach. But instead it provides practitioners a waste to energy project with a focus on the use of agricultural and forestry waste for the generation of electricity, by using technologies including combustion, gasification and anaerobic digestion.

Has your organization or company been involved in providing energy access in a relief setting? If so, we want to hear from you!

By: Karima Hirji  on: Tue 07 of Oct., 2014 15:10 GMT  expires: Sun 07 of Dec., 2014 00:00 GMT  (111 Views)
The SAFE Initiative (Safe Access to Fuels and Energy) is data mapping all energy access projects in humanitarian environments. Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) is a cross-sectoral issue that focuses on ensuring access to fuel and energy for cooking, heating, lighting, and powering for crisis-affected populations.

To be included in this public data map, please fill out the attached Excel spreadsheet. Then, please send all submissions to Aneri Patel at All submissions will be uploaded here:

Nigerian NGO, SMEFUNDS Reducing Indoor Air Pollution Through Clean Stoves

By: Karima Hirji  on: Tue 07 of Oct., 2014 15:02 GMT  (688 Views)
Lagos, Nigeria, October 06, 2014, SMEFunds, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Nigeria, has announced that its clean cookstoves programme will reach over one million women and households in Africa by 2015. The announcement was made during the ‘Indoor Air Pollution' event, organized on 25 September 2014, in New York, US, on the sidelines of the 2014 Climate Summit. SMEFunds, based in Lagos, Nigeria, works to end poverty in Africa through promoting safer and cleaner biofuel gel and cook stoves. Together with the Carbon Credit Network, SMEFunds works through the Kike Green Cook Stove programme, which focuses on spreading the use of clean cook stove technology as a substitute to charcoal, firewood and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in Africa.

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  (259 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  (1585 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


ICCG Competition: Best Climate Practices for Energy Poverty Alleviation

By: Karima Hirji  on: Thu 31 of July, 2014 10:29 GMT  (560 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.

Watch the video:

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  (513 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  (524 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  (479 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  (512 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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