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Workshop caps off ECATS project

The dramatic hill town of Enna, Sicily was the setting for the concluding Workshop event for the ECATS (energy efficiency cap and trade) project. The REEEP-funded initiative, led by Professor Giovanni Tesoriere and his team at the Università Kore di Enna, developed a proposed institutional framework for a cap and trade system, particularly focussing on the energy situation in Tunisia.

Energy Globe award for Solomon Islands lighting project

REEEP's very first project in the Southeast Asia Pacific Region has won the National Energy Globe Award for 2009 for the Solomon Islands. The “Pacific Micro Energy Services Company” initiative has brought solar-powered LED lanterns to remote rural households in the Solomon Islands and Kiribati, replacing the default kerosene lighting, which is expensive and has harmful health effects.

More farmers trade crops for solar lighting: a project scales up

Thanks to a REEEP project, cash-poor Pacific island villagers who often have no access to banking systems are able to trade cassava, dalo, bananas and other crops as payments for an LED solar lighting system to replace kerosene lanterns. This also leads to a considerable savings in fuel costs: in the Solomon Islands, kerosene will cost a typical household the equivalent of about €0.63 per day, while the value of the crops traded for solar LED amounts to less than half that, at €0.28 per day.


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