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Archive for October 2013

Entrepreneurial-minded Investors Needed!

The last time I wrote I talked about a renewable investment meeting that I attended in Accra. That meeting has stayed with me because of the frustrating disconnect between viable energy options and monies available. The finance people that I spoke with cited that many commercial institutions don’t see distributed energy as bankable yet. But […]

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) recently launched a new policy brief How can the Green Climate Fund initiate a paradigm shift? that explores the measures that will be needed for the Green Climate Fund to fulfill its ambitions. A global decision through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreements paved the way for the […]

REN21 recently participated at the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Investment Week in Accra, Ghana. Coordinated by ECREEE (the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) this conference celebrated the second year of ECREEE’s RE Investment Initiative. This initiative works to reduce one of the main bottlenecks in region—the mobilisation of investments for RE infrastructure projects. […]

Vienna University wins Solar Decathlon 2013

Team Austria from the local Vienna University of Technology has won this year’s  Energy Solar Decathlon 2013! The U.S. Department of Energy has been running the  Solar Decathlon since 2002; each year 20 per-selected University teams build up their proposed building solutions which are then tested for 10 consecutive days. The Austrian Team’s  “LISI” houseis […] now availiable as mobile application

Why this may be news for some of our readers, we have actually had a fully working mobile version of for the last couple of weeks. Considering that a large share of our users come from developing countries, and access by their phones, this seemed like a natural step for us. Making this […]

Energy Access for All

Access to energy services is a key development priority. However how a service is accessed and by whom is equally as important. Gender is often the forgotten component in the energy equation. Men and women typically have different roles in the home and the community, which means that how energy is used varies. For example, […]



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