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Global LEAP 2016-17 Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition Launches

The 2016-17 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition (A joint initiative of Global LEAP, USAID, U.K. Department for International Development & Power Africa) has recently been launched. (From the Competition Website) The Emerging Off-Grid Refrigeration Market Refrigerators hold unique potential to unlock economic and social progress for the billions of un- and under-electrified people globally. Access […]

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New Position Available at Practical Action: Energy Access Partnership and Innovation Manager

Role Outline: Practical Action is an international development charity that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through smart ideas and simple solutions, we enable and help poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and […]

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Call for Papers: SAMSET Accra Ghana June 2017: Strategies for sustainable energy transitions in Urban Sub-Saharan Africa

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana and University College London – Energy Institute are jointly organising a conference on the theme “Strategies for sustainable energy transitions in Urban Sub-Saharan Africa” in Accra, Ghana from June 19-20, 2017. The conference is part of the project called “Supporting Sub-Saharan African Municipalities […]

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International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), September 30th, Nairobi

The 3rd edition of the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 30th September and 1st October 2016. The Conference is being organized by IRENA in partnership with the Kenya Ministry of Energy & Petroleum and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE). In parallel with the Conference, […]

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Supergen Bioenergy Conference, March 2017, University of Manchester: Call for Papers closes 16th September

The SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub has been funded by the EPSRC to bring together the academic, industrial and policy communities to focus on sustainable bioenergy development. In March 2017, they are running an international bioenergy conference which will showcase and connect the best of the UK’s bioenergy research internationally as well as bringing together the full […]

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Rewriting the Textbook for African Power Utilities – September 15th, London

Fast growing countries in Africa often have national electricity grids that are stressed financially and technically in ways that do not satisfy some traditionally used assumptions and methods. There is a need in some cases to create new methods and theories to deal effectively with design, operation, and upgrading of these systems. Participants are invited […]

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Nepal After the Earthquake: Energy Update

Nepal After the Earthquake: Energy Update

Posted by · on August 09, 2016 · in News · with 0 Comments

Matthew Herington, Yuwan Malakar, Long Seng To, Niraj Subedi and Yacob Mulugetta   In April 2015, a catastrophic earthquake and a series of aftershocks crippled human lives, livelihoods and Nepal’s developing economy. As a result, approximately 9,000 Nepalese lost their lives and more than 22,000 people were injured. Additionally, half a million homes have been […]

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Reflections on Energy in Anthropology: Thoughts on ASA16 – Durham University 4 – 7 July 2016

Energy was on the table at the just concluded 2016 Association of Social Anthropologists Conference, as it has been in recent times with the reality of the fall in oil prices, dangers of climate change and a growing focus on the transition to a less carbon intensive future. Energy as a theme, however had to […]

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New Opportunities at Practical Action

Practical Action is about to embark on both the second phase of the Moving Energy Initiative (http://practicalaction.org/moving-energy-initiative-launch), which they are working on with GVEP, UNHCR, NRC and Chatham House, and preparation of the next edition of their flagship publication, the Poor People’s Energy Outlook (http://policy.practicalaction.org/policy-themes/energy/poor-peoples-energy-outlook).   They are looking for one or two people with […]

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