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Is cooking on batteries really a good idea?

Conventional wisdom tells us that using batteries for thermal applications is generally not a good idea, as they are expensive and using high-grade electrical energy to produce lower grade heat energy would be inefficient. However a new article published in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments explores this proposition in the context of ever decreasing battery […]

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13 Oct: Engineering4Change/LCEDN/Wind Empowerment Webinar

E4C Webinar | The Role of Small  Wind in Rural Electrification    Presented by   Jon Cloke, Co-Founder & Network Manager, UK Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN)   Dr. Jon Sumanik-Leary, Coordinator of the Wind Empowerment Association October 13, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT (convert to your time) Greetings! The mass roll out […]

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1st Community-based Sustainable Energy Workshop 2016

by Sam Williamson, Electrical Energy Management Group, University of Bristol In February 2016, 30 early career researchers from the UK and Brazil met at the Federal University of Santa Catarina’s Smart Solar Building (http://smart.lisha.ufsc.br/) in Florianopolis, Brazil, for a workshop on wireless systems, smart generation through microgrids and education. The workshop was supported by the Newton Fund […]

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NEW HELPDESK REQUEST: Extent of Evidence Relating to Impacts of Household Solar

 Objective of work: To help DFID assess the extent of evidence relating to the impact of household solar energy in order to inform DFID’s decision to undertake either a Rapid Evidence Assessment or a full Systematic Review.   Description of work: A senior academic expert in household solar energy is required to produce an annotated […]

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Upcoming Clean Energy Solutions Webinars

You are invited to attend the following free webinar training opportunities being offered through the Clean Energy Solutions Center and its partners. Additional information on all upcoming webinars, as well as recordings of previously held webinars, can be accessed at https://cleanenergysolutions.org/training. --------------------------------------------------------- ***Towards Energy Access in Mozambique*** 15 December 2015 9:00 a.m. EST | 3:00 […]

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Short Term Contract Opportunity:  Market Assessment Research Assistant/Instructor

Wind Empowerment have been contracted by the Scottish Government to carry out a market assessment for small wind turbines in Malawi in partnership with Community Energy Malawi. This will be carried out between December 2015 and March 2016 and will involve a week long training and planning session in Malawi with Community Energy Malawi staff. The […]

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Exciting new energy consultant roles at Practical Action Consulting

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) has two new exciting roles within its energy team:   Senior Energy Consultant We’re looking for someone who can use their knowledge of energy access and energy technologies to lead PAC’s UK energy team in developing project proposals, managing projects and delivering high quality consultancy.   For more information on the […]

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A Sustainable Energy Security (SES) Index for Developing Countries

We would like to draw your attention to a recently published paper in ‘Energy’ titled A Sustainable Energy Security (SES) Index for Developing Countries. The following personal article link will provide free access to the article, and is valid for 50 days, until January 11, 2016 http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1S4iq_8CgI-7Oi   Abstract Measuring the performance of the energy system of […]

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UK launches its major Energy Africa campaign

UK launches its major Energy Africa campaign

Posted by Jon Sumanik-Leary · on November 18, 2015 · in News · with 0 Comments

Reblogged from UKCDS. 26 OCTOBER 2015 The Department for International Development has launched the UK’s Energy Africa campaign. The campaign, which was formally started last week, aims to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of universal energy access by 2030 by focusing its efforts on Africa’s energy supply. Two out of three people living in Africa, […]

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IRENA/ADFD: New funding available for RE projects in developing countries

  IRENA is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The USD 50 million now available is part of a USD 350 million commitment by the UAE to provide concessional loans to projects endorsed by IRENA over seven funding cycles, through the Abu Dhabi Fund […]

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