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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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The Great African Bake-Off

The Great African Bake-Off

Posted by Jon Sumanik-Leary · on November 13, 2015 · in Community > Blog, News · with 2 Comments

by Charlotte Ray, University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham teamed up with the Women’s Cultural Exchange (part of the Nottingham Refugee Forum) for a bake-off event.   On Monday 14th September 2015, the University of Nottingham hosted the Great African Bake-Off where academics, policy makers and practitioners were invited to observe volunteers from the […]

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IRENA Global Atlas Contest

IRENA Global Atlas Contest

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

Today, IRENA has launched a Twitter contest to promote the new Global Atlas app, a first-of-its kind, free mobile tool that can show you the renewable energy potential for any given location in the world. We welcome your support in joining/promoting this effort.   The contest will run until 30th September . Ten winners will […]

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SuperGEN Bioenergy Hub: A bioenergy research prospectus for Southern Africa

The SuperGEN Bioenergy Hub are pleased to present the report based around a workshop funded by the British Council which was held in South Africa in September 2014.  The workshop was organized by Dr Patricia Thornley of The University of Manchester and Prof. Emile van Zyl of the University of Stellenbosch.  Expert mentors included Prof. Jim […]

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Civil Society Calls for Inclusive SE4ALL Agenda

Civil Society Calls for Inclusive SE4ALL Agenda

Posted by · on May 28, 2015 · in News · with 0 Comments

From the IISD Sustainable Energy Policy and Practice Newsletter The Alliance of CSOs for Clean Energy Access (ACCESS) hosted a workshop, titled ‘Voices from the Field,’ with the participation of almost 50 organizations working to bring safe, reliable and affordable energy to those who lack it. Participants included civil society groups, commercial and social enterprises, […]

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SE4ALL Ministerial Dialogue Hears Commitments from Over 100 Countries – Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice

From the IISD Sustainable Energy Policy and Practice Newsletter Opening the final day of the Global Energy Ministerial Dialogue, a part of the Second Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum, SE4ALL CEO Kandeh Yumkella urged participants to make commitments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on energy. The day was largely dedicated to […]

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SE4ALL Launches Sustainable Bioenergy Initiative – Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice

A multi-stakeholder coalition has been launched, co-chaired by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions in order to meet global sustainable energy needs and contribute to the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) goals of doubling […]

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SE4ALL Global Energy Ministerial Opens, Highlights “Trillion-Dollar Opportunity” – Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice

The first-ever Global Energy Ministerial Dialogue, taking place as part of the Second Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum, opened with UN leaders emphasizing the interlinkages between sustainable energy and sustainable development, crisis management, poverty eradication and economic growth. The Ministerial Dialogue is being convened with the objective of reaffirming the Rio+20 determination “to […]

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UNDP Launches EnergyPlus Guidelines – Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a toolkit for planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating energy access programmes that promote productive energy uses for improved livelihoods. The report, titled ‘The EnergyPlus Guidelines,’ was released at a UNDP-organized session on Energy for Productive Uses held at the Second SE4ALL Forum, taking place 18-21 May 2015 […]

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Pew Reports Clean Energy Investment Shifting to Developing Countries – Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice

The Clean Energy Initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report highlighting global trends in electricity investment. The report, titled ‘Power Shifts—Emerging Clean Energy Markets,’ finds that investment in electricity infrastructure is shifting from industrialized countries to the developing world and from fossil fuels to clean energy. The report projects that renewables will […]

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