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Lessons for Africa from India's Electrification Experience?

The fundamental lesson from the Indian experience for any country looking to rapidly accelerate expansion of electricity access is that market-based decentralized renewable energy solutions represent the fastest and most cost-effective ways to bring energy to underserved rural and peri-urban populations; but to leverage the innovation, expertise and investment of the private sector, governments must work to include such approaches in development and electrification master planning, and to develop sustainable mechanisms for compensating private operators and providers of energy services for providing a public good to society.

PFAN Passes $1 Billion Mark in Clean Energy Financing

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), a clean energy financing advisory group, has announced that it has passed the $ 1 billion mark in total financing raised for clean energy projects in developing countries. The multilateral public-private partnership, currently transitioning to a new governance and hosting arrangement within the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and REEEP, has now raised total financing of $1.2 billion.

Cambodia workshop brings Asian perspective on universal energy access

The United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network held a workshop “Towards Universal Energy Access: An Asian Perspective” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 16-18 March, 2013.  The workshop brought together around 120 practitioners representing the private sector, civil society and policy makers at both international and national levels. It was supported by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), the Blue Moon Fund and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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