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Africa Energy Indaba 2019

Africa Energy Indaba - 19-20 February 2019, Johannesburg

REEEP endorses the next edition of the Africa Energy Indaba Conference, which is the definitive energy conference for Africa, providing an annual programme that shapes energy policy for the African continent. Key issues that impact the African Energy Sector will be discussed and debated at the event, based on the outcomes of the 2018 Africa Energy Ministerial Roundtable.

REEEP July Renewables Roundup: Summer of Solar

The past month has seen the publication of a number of reports concerning renewable energy and energy efficiency. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in particular released a number of interesting publications on the current state and the future of solar energy, to coincide with their #summerofsolar campaign. The NewsREEEP Renewables Roundup provides a synthesis of the most exciting findings.

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.

OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2014

The Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) is an OECD initiative, which operates as an annual event and each year focuses on a different cross-cutting issue related to sustainable development and green growth. The 2014 Forum will examine the distributional consequences of implementing green growth strategies and their impact on employment, skills and income. Green growth’s combination of strong economies and a clean environment could increase the well-being of all citizens if the right policy mix is applied.

Driving new technology adoption in South Africa’s energy sector

In South Africa’s energy sector, several renewable technologies are mature enough to roll out, but need the right support in the right contexts. Around the world, attempts to adopt new or improved technologies often fail because they focus on the ‘hardware’ and ignore the complex mix of interconnected social, institutional, economic and policy issues that can limit success. Academic studies reveal the main ingredients for successful technology adoption, and this briefing outlines these for policymakers and practitioners, along with some practical guidance in the context of energy access and rural development in South Africa and the CHOICES project.

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