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Capacity building for renewable energy in rural areas

Bunker Roy, the founder of the Barefoot College in Tilona, gave a whole new meaning to Mark Twain’s famous quote: don’t let school interfere with your education. Today, at DIREC 2010, during the Capacity Building session, he shared with us an amazing model of teaching essential skills for the rural poor. Their approach is the […]

Track 2 Policy – Renewable Energy Scenarios

A panel of five experts (Hans Jorgen Koch, Danish Energy Agency, Julien Pestiaux, European Climate Foundation, Paolo Frankl, IEA, Sven Teske, Greenpeace, Dr. Kirit Parikh, Planning Commission, India, Dr. Karsten Sach, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germany) led by Dr. Eric Martinot, (Institute for Sustainable Energy politics) discussed the future development and scenarios for RES […]

The side event was supported by the German Federal Environment Ministry. It hosted a panel of four speakers, Dr. Mario Ragwitz ( Fraunhofer ISI, Germany) and Dr. Ulrike Lehr (Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftliche Strukturforschung, Germany) who presented two studieson the costs and overall economic benefits of increasing renewable energy in the past and gave a future […]

Report from the Inaugural Plenary of DIREC 2010

On 26th October 2010 the DIREC 2010 conference was opened by the Inaugural Plenary Session in New Delhi. Honorable President of India, Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil addressed the Opening Plenary Session and stated that Renewable energy is an important component of India’s energy planning process leading to the development of one of the largest and […]

Dr. Osterkorn, Director General of REEEP, participated in the Solar Water Heating event, co-organised by the MNRE and TERI. The afternoon event included several sessions and interesting presentations on this most effective technology. In her welcome speech, Dr. Osterkorn stressed the importance of awareness raising and necessary government involvement in promoting the introduction of SWH […]

Solar Water Heating Systems: Global Perspectives

Rekindling the commitment to derive learnings from the global programmes and accelerate penetration of solar water heating systems in India under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), in association with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and UNDP […]



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