Over $600,000 released to improve productivity of Senegalese businesses and benefit rural communities

By: Marcus Gayle  on: Tue 18 of Mar., 2014 10:21 GMT  (1560 Views)
Grant funding will be used to support thirteen Senegalese businesses in several sectors to enhance their productivity and boost economic activities through improved provision of energy.

Renewable energy powers rural Nepal into the future

By: Marcus Gayle  on: Tue 18 of Mar., 2014 10:00 GMT  (1258 Views)
The micro hydro initiative is meeting the energy needs of Nepal's rural communities and powering their economic development.

Pioneers of low-carbon, climate-resilient development share progress

By: Marcus Gayle  on: Mon 17 of Mar., 2014 19:01 GMT  (920 Views)
Governments from Africa and Asia that are shifting to low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways will share their progress on 20-21 March at a meeting in Ethiopia organised by IIED and Echnoserve.

Caribbean biogas company to provide energy from waste to housing development in Jamaica

By: Marcus Gayle  on: Mon 17 of Mar., 2014 18:31 GMT  (1105 Views)
CaribShare, a social enterprise delivering energy-from-waste solutions has signed a contract to power a new housing development in Jamaica. The deal will help to strengthen the livelihoods of rural communities through sustainable waste management and clean energy generation.

ESMAP develops Renewable Energy Project Resource Center with help from REEEP

By: Marcus Gayle  on: Mon 17 of Mar., 2014 17:03 GMT  (1043 Views)
Renewable energy is making rapid inroads in developing countries, with investment reaching US$112 billion in 2012, representing 46 percent of total global investment in renewable energy. Yet even with this growth in activity, investors, developers, and other practitioners still operate in an information vacuum when it comes to easily finding practical examples of financing and implementation of renewable energy projects.

Kenya’s first Modern Biomass Jiko Factory

By: Marcus Gayle  on: Wed 12 of Mar., 2014 14:06 GMT  (1527 Views)
BURN Manufacturing Co., GE & OPIC invest KSh 500 million in Kenya’s first Modern Biomass Jiko Factory in Kiambu County. Factory will manufacture 3.7 million jikos in the next 10 years.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves announced a number of new grants, loans, research, and other initiatives today to continue progress toward their goal of 100 million households adopting clean cookstoves and fuels by 2020 worldwide – 7 million of which will be in Kenya.

USELF boosts Ukraine's renewable energy sector

By: Marcus Gayle  on: Tue 25 of Feb., 2014 15:31 GMT  (659 Views)
The first phase of the EBRD’s Ukraine Sustainable Energy Lending Facility (USELF) will deliver 200 GWh of renewable energy through an innovative combination of EBRD commercial financing, dedicated technical assistance support and concessional grant co-financing.
The Spark Fund, Pilot Innovation Fund & Women’s Empowerment Fund will help catalyze the global market for clean cooking solutions

IIED and Hivos set up 'Change Labs' on food and energy

By: Marcus Gayle  on: Tue 25 of Feb., 2014 15:22 GMT  (660 Views)
IIED and development organisation Hivos have launched a two-year strategic partnership to provide research-based policy advice to improve sustainable food systems and access to energy in developing and emerging countries.
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