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Sweden opens first financing round of €20m off-grid electrification fund for Zambia

The Government of Sweden and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced today the opening of the first financing round of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia. The €20m Fund aims to bring modern clean energy access to one million Zambians and jump-start the country’s burgeoning markets for energy services. The Fund will directly support private enterprises in the off-grid energy space through an innovative new results-based financing approach.

Renewable Energy Africa Investment Summit

Energy Infrastructure offers some of the biggest potential business opportunities on the planet. A report published in October by the International Energy Agency predicted that half of Africa’s new power generation capacity added until 2040 will be green energy. The potential for renewable energy development in Africa has attracted growing attention lately, as investors and world leaders seek a new clean energy frontier. The continent could become a gold mine for renewable energy thanks to its abundant solar and wind resources, but roadblocks to clean energy which exist worldwide are amplified throughout the troubled regions of Africa - financial resources are thin and infrastructure is often unreliable.

Sida PFAN Initiative on Clean Energy Financing Accepting Applications

The Sida PFAN Initiative on Clean Energy Financing (SPICEF) seeks to nurture entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams and consortia with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of linking them with investment and finance and making them happen. SPICEF is now accepting applications from project developers in the East and Southern African regions before May 8th 2016.

Sweden launches new fund to bring clean energy to one million Zambians.

Lusaka, 04 March 2016. The Government of Sweden, Power Africa and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced this week the launch of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, an ambitious new market-based undertaking to bring clean energy access to one million Zambians and accelerate private sector growth in energy generation and distribution in the country.

Call for Partners in new Kyrgyzstan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Education and Technology Centre

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have issued a Call for Partners as they set up a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Education and Technology Centre in Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan. 

Need Assessment Study of the South Asia Region

The South Asian region is evolving and growing at an exponential rate in terms of development and economic growth. Hence, it is placed critically in terms of matching the needs of the rising population as well as stabilizing and developing its economy. Agriculture, transport, and building sectors are the three sectors in the South Asian region which play a significant role in the economic development of the region. At the same time, these three sectors are also highly energy intensive. Therefore, it becomes critical to identify the energy requirements and suffice them through various clean energy alternatives, supported by innovative business models. 

Towards a Common Vocabulary for Climate Change

This blog article has been written collaboratively by the project team.
 
Locating good quality and relevant information to help address climate change can be a challenging and time consuming task. Paradoxically, in an increasingly interconnected and information rich world, the sheer volume of information being produced globally and the multiplicity of possible sources can make identifying and accessing the right information for your own particular context and needs increasingly difficult.

Solar, the “sleeping lion” in Africa

A technician fits a solar panel on a corrugated rooftop. © Tom Gilks

With the vast majority of its population still energy poor, Africa is uniquely placed to leapfrog fossil fuel dependence and exploit its abundant natural resources in the form of sunlight, hydropower and wind. WWF and REEEP co-hosted a side event at the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC) in Cape Town to discuss sustainable ways forward for Africa to bring modern energy to its people while minimizing the impacts on climate and environment.

 

 

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.

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