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REEEP Kenya Ventures Announced as Powering Agriculture Innovators

REEEP is proud to announce that two ventures from its Powering Agrifood Value Chains 2015 Portfolio have been announced as 2015 Innovators of the Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC). Sunculture and Futurepump, providers of solar-powered irrigation systems to medium and smallholder farmers, respectively, are "helping to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions that will enhance agricultural yields/productivity, decrease post-harvest loss, improve farmer and agribusiness income generating opportunities and revenues, and/or increase energy efficiency and associated savings within the operations of farms and agribusinesses all while stimulating low carbon economic growth within the agriculture sector of developing countries."

REEEP Annual Report 2014/2015

REEEP invests in clean energy markets. The REEEP Annual Report 2014/2015 explains REEEP's strategy and overarching theory of change, and takes a close look at REEEP's Cross Sector Systems focal area, through which REEEP brings systems thinking to the complex challenges of green growth. The Annual Report also includes a synopsis of REEEP's new 2015-2017 Powering Agrifood Value Chains Portfolio, including profiles of individual enterprises. 

reegle Translate to Break Down Language Barriers in the Global Fight against Climate Change, Changement Climatique, Cambio Climatico, Mudança Climática, and Klimawandel.

reegle Translate

REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) launched today reegle Translate (translate.reegle.info), a free online service to help bridge language gaps within the growing global climate and development community. Precision is critical when dealing with technical terminology – reegle Translate helps experts, students, politicians, entrepreneurs and others connect across borders and languages, without sacrificing accuracy and exactness.     

Estimates drastically underestimated clean energy potential - except one

Brian Merchant at Vice takes a look at a new report from Meister Consultants Group on the global clean energy revolution, and notes that the predictions of practically every agency dealing with the energy sector were wildly off - with one notable exception: Greenpeace.

Building power and water infrastructure capability in South Africa

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has identified opportunities for the South African city of Durban to increase its use of renewable energy, while at the same time driving down water infrastructure operating costs. Entura received a grant from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international non-profit organisation, to identify opportunities to install mini-hydro (100kW to 1MW) on existing water supply infrastructure. The opportunities identified would enable generation of energy from renewable sources without the need for large and costly new infrastructure.

Tough language and a clear message from the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented on Sunday (2 November) in Copenhagen its Assessment Synthesis Report. The conclusions of the report result from the week-long discussion between scientists and governments involved. According to the authors, while the world is on a perilous path toward irreversibly damaging the global environment, we can still avoid the most serious impacts through immediate action. Adapting to climate change is important but it is mitigation that is central to achieve sustainable actions.

REEEP Portfolio

REEEP operates a portfolio of high potential projects to shift markets. We selectively fund entrepreneurs and ventures that are based on sound business models and have strong potential to stimulate clean energy market growth.

UNIDO and REEEP map out deeper cooperation on sustainable development

LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Martin Hiller, Director General of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) met this week in Vienna to discuss intensifying the cooperation between the two organizations; the aim is to jointly promote sustainable pathways for developing countries to reduce poverty and develop their industrial base.

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awards PowerMundo $100,000 as a winner of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

A press release from the REEEP-funded, Colorado-based international social enterprise PowerMundo has just announced that they have been selected as one of 10 winners of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest, an initiative to promote innovative solutions to energy problems, benefit communities, create jobs and expand access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB chose PowerMundo’s proposal entitled “Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru” as one of the top 10 proposals in a field of 563 applicants. PowerMundo will receive $100,000, technical and business development support, as well as access to experts, policy makers, institutions and potential financial partners to implement and scale up its ideas.

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