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UK Opportunity: Engineering for People Design Challenge from Engineers Without Borders

Our friends at Engineers Without Borders have announced this year’s Design Challenge. Read on to find out how to get your institution involved if you work or study in the UK. The Engineering for People Design Challenge is an award winning initiative delivered by Engineers Without Borders UK. The Challenge is embedded in undergraduate engineering […]

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Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition

Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition

Posted by · on November 23, 2016 · in News · with 0 Comments

Our colleagues from Energy4Impact have asked us to circulate a reminder about the Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition being supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) Ideas to Impact Programme and the Global LEAP Awards. This is a global competition aimed at spurring innovation in the emerging off-grid refrigeration market and advancing access to modern […]

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LCEDN Colleague Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury of UIU WINS “UN MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE 2016” IN COP 22 IN MARRAKESH, MOROCCO

The LCEDN is very proud to relay the news that our good colleague and friend Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury (Director, Centre for Energy Research, United International University) is among other “UN Momentum for Change 2016” Award Winners at CoP 22 in Marakkesh, Morocco. He is the team leader and principal investigator of the award winning research […]

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Decarbonising the Yucatan region of Mexico: Challenges, strategies and partnerships

A British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Mexico is energetically independent, but more than 80% of its energy supply is derived from fossil fuels. National laws and regulations in support of alternative forms of energy are very recent, with a fledgling nuclear energy industry and modest investments in wind (amidst land and social conflicts) […]

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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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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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Our Next Webinar with Smart Villages: The big chill: Off-grid cooling for water, refrigeration, spaces, and more

Come and join us on Thursday June 30th for our next webinar with Smart Villages. The topic this time is ‘The big chill: Off-grid cooling for water, refrigeration, spaces, and more… ‘ Thu, Jun 30, 2016 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM BSTS Cooling is crucial in off-grid villages throughout the developing world: water, refrigeration for […]

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