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IRENA Develops Renewable Energy Action Plan For Small Island States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) now have an action plan to increase their domestic deployment of renewable energy.   The Martinique Action Plan (MAP), developed during a June conference in Martinique, outlines practical steps for deployment of renewable energy resources and technologies on SIDS.   The MAP focuses largely on the development of wind, marine, […]

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2 million patents & 400 standards for renewable technology now together on IRENA’s INSPIRE

Dear Energy-L colleagues,   Today, IRENA released the International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy (INSPIRE) platform, the first and most complete solution of its kind, helping users search through, locate and analyse 400 international standards and more than 2 million patents for renewable energy technology.   Thanks to collaboration between IRENA, the European Patent […]

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Practical Action briefing paper: Energy-Water-Food Nexus at Decentralised Scales

Practical Action is pleased to announce the launch of the latest edition of our poor people’s energy briefing series on The Energy-Water-Food Nexus at Decentralised Scales. This paper uses Practical Action’s experiences with micro-hydro schemes to connect global nexus debates to the experiences of and solutions for remote off-grid communities and smallholder farmers. Through examples […]

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Renewable Energy Can Unlock Socio-Economic Benefits for Islands

Dear Energy-L colleagues: Developing the vast renewable energy resources of Fiji, the Marshall Islands and Vanuatu would provide substantial socio-economic benefits for their citizens, according to three reports released today by IRENA. Renewables Readiness Assessments (RRA’s) for the three island nations find that a combination of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, biomass and biofuel could meet […]

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Renewables 2015 Global Status Report

The newly released Renewables 2015 Global Status Reportis now available. Find out what made 2014 another record year for renewables. First released in 2005, REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. It enables policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to […]

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Reducing energy poverty through increasing choice of fuels and stoves in Kenya: Complementing the multiple fuel model

Michael Trieber and his colleagues have a new article in the latest edition of Energy for Sustainable Development which explores reducing energy poverty through increasing choice of fuels and stoves in Kenya. Abstract: Energy transition theory and its applications in energy policies and development interventions are dominated by the traditional theory of the energy ladder. […]

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LIGTT publish 50 most critical scientific and technological breakthroughs required for sustainable global development.

The LIGTT (Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies, a Lawrence Berkley National Lab) have just published their 50 most critical scientific and technological breakthroughs required for sustainable global development. The chapter on Access to Electricity is of particular relevance to LCEDN members and is summarised in the report as follows: Access to electricity is fundamental to […]

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Boiling Point: No. 65 Latest issue : Building Inclusive Energy Markets

The 65th Issue of HEDON’s Boiling Point has just been published. This edition focuses on ‘Building Inclusive energy markets.’ The special edition has been developed in partnership with Guest Editors the Shell Foundation. Theme articles include: Accelerating Access to Energy: Lessons learnt from efforts to build inclusive energy markets in developing countries Authors: Karima Hirji […]

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New Article: The Political Economy of Low-carbon Investments: Insights from the Wind and Solar Power Sectors in India – Institute of Development Studies

The Political Economy of Low-carbon Investments: Insights from the Wind and Solar Power Sectors in India Krishna, C., Sagar, A.D. and Spratt, S. IDS Evidence Report 104 The primary motivation behind this research is the need to accelerate the supply of renewable energy because of the important role that it plays in mitigating climate change […]

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New Article: Future Prospects for RES Cooperation in North Africa

The BETTER project (Bringing Europe and Third countries closer together through renewable Energies)  has published the 4th Issue of the BETTER Policy Brief  entitled “Future Prospects for RES Cooperation Mechanisms in North Africa.” The brief summarizes the current energy status of the North Africa region with regards to RES targets, as well as the grid […]

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