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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.

REEEP Solar E-Bike Venture Opens in Hanoi

REEEP and Caritas Switzerland announced the opening of the Bach Khoa solar-powered e-bike station in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 12th, 2015. The venture, based in an innovative business model for recharging and servicing e-bikes in Hanoi, was made possible by the generous support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. The solar e-bike system is a prime example of how the REEEP and SECO mission to provide crucial aid for market development and business innovation has enabled cutting-edge market-oriented solutions to environmental and development challenges.

More than 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity, and reducing this number is critical to bringing opportunity and prosperity to developing countries. Many of the world's energy-poor are located in areas without connectivity to an electricity grid, some of which have few prospects for grid connectivity in the near term. While large-scale centralized power generation projects have dominated electrification efforts for decades, advancements in renewable and efficient technologies have made distributed, decentralized systems increasingly attractive to communities, consumers and even low-level industrial users.

REEEP invests in markets for off-grid electrification from the small-scale household (stand-alone solar lighting and power sources) to microgrid and minigrid applications.

Bright outlook for renewables, according to International Energy Agency

“As our global energy system grows and transforms, signs of stress continue to emerge,” said IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven. “But renewables are expected to go from strength to strength, and it is incredible that we can now see a point where they become the world’s number one source of electricity generation.” (http://www.iea.org).

RE-INVEST 2015

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India is organizing the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo on 15-17 February 2015 in New Delhi. The aim of this event is to attract large scale investments for the renewable energy sector in India. It will be a platform for investment promotion and will enable to link investors with renewable stakeholders in India.

Energy access changes lives

According to the World Energy Outlook 2013 nearly 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and that means that almost one-fifth of the global population faces barriers that limit chances for a good education, economic opportunities and healthy well-being. Kenya is among those countries where the share of population with access to electricity is less than 20%.

Ministerial Conference: "Italy-Africa: Working Together for a Sustainable Energy Future"

The Italy-Africa Initiative, in its specific energy-environment sector, plans to relaunch relations with African countries through an analysis of the prospects for investment in power generation, development of transmission networks and renewable energy - all decisive factors in the path towards a sustainable development of the continent.

The aim is to strengthen the presence of businesses in these areas and to share with African partners the experience gained by our companies in the energy sector.

R20 Austria: Regions - The Key Actors for Energy Turnaround

The R20 is a public-private partnership, bringing together subnational governments; businesses; financial institutions; academic institutions; non-profit organizations; intergovernmental organizations, and United Nations Programme to develop and implement measurable, large-scale, low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects at the subnational level which can simultaneously solve the climate crisis and build a sustainable global economy. This solution is already underway; has been proven at scale; and therefore, can now be rapidly expanded on a global scale.

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