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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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Action: Please Consider Signing This Call for SE4All to Make Energy Equity Core To Its Mandate

The need to establish equity at the core of international efforts to deliver universal energy access was among the recommendations made at Waterloo Global Science Initiative’s (WGSI) OpenAccess Energy Summit – a gathering of researchers, practitioners, representatives of Canada’s First Nations and energy-isolated communities, lawyers, government advisors and financiers – which took place April 24-27, […]

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Sustainable Energy Finance Update: MDBs Prioritize Clean, Efficient Energy, Invest in Infrastructure to Expand Electricity Access

From IISD’s Sustainable Energy Policy and Practice Update. During the month of May, many multilateral development banks (MDBs) hosted their annual meetings, at which sustainable energy was often a central theme. The African Development Bank (AfDB), for instance, has placed powering the African continent “on the front burner,” putting it at the top of its […]

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Global Energy Access Frontiers: LCEDN 2016, Fri, May 6, 2016 in Edinburgh | Eventbrite

Decentralized energy networks and systems are at the frontier of energy access innovation in sub-Saharan Africa and south-Asia, where electricity grids are often unbalanced, unreliable or unavailable.  Against the backdrop of the UK Government’s support for research on global energy challenges (from the Global Challenge Fund to DFID’s Transforming Energy Access Programme), the Low Carbon Energy […]

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UNEP Reports World Record in Renewable Energy Investments

(from the IISD Reporting Service) A UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report, titled ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016’ (GTR), finds that global investments in renewables in 2015 hit a new record high at US$286 billion and that, for the first time, investments in renewables in developing countries topped those of developed countries. The tenth […]

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