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Dr. Marianne Osterkorn, REEEP‘s Director General attended the Cancun conference and was recently quizzed on her thoughts about the outcome. Looking at the Cancun Agreements, would you rate COP16 as a success or failure? I’d say Cancun was a qualified success in that there was an agreement at all – albeit a fairly weak one.  […]

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 […]

Access to energy from renewables in small islands

The Pacific Region covers 15 countries with 9 Million people scattered around an area with 1/3 of the planet, and this area is very difficult for providing energy services because: Geographic conditions vary widely The Pacific market is very thin Limited capacity exists to devise and implement sustainable energy policies Extreme weather events are not […]

 

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