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Transforming lives in rural Peru: a REEEP diary

In July, REEEP’s Programme Director Eva Oberender made a journey to South America to visit communities that are serviced by newly REEEP-funded projects, each bringing clean energy solutions to people in remote areas of Peru.

Her experience was both physically challenging and exhilarating, but most importantly was clear proof of how REEEP-funded work goes the last mile and really transforms lives with clean energy. With many thanks for the organisation and hospitality of the teams of MicroEnergy International, PowerMundo and their local partners, here are some excerpts from her diary . . .

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VEF reception: Dr. Kandeh Yumkella praises REEEP’s strong network

Kandeh Yumkella and Martin Hiller

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of UNIDO gave opening comments at the REEEP-hosted reception at the Vienna Energy Forum on 29 May 2013; a testament to the close links between the two organisations.  In front of several hundred assembled guests in the Kleiner Redoutensaal of the Hofburg Palace, Yumkella warmly praised REEEP’s strong network of project implementers and the organisation’s strong partnership approach in service of providing sustainable energy for all.

REEEP-funded roadmap promotes RE in buildings in Changjiang River region

A newly released roadmap document outlines a strategy for integrating renewable energy technologies into buildings in China’s Changjiang River (CJR) basin.  The region covers an area of 1.8 million km² with a population of over 500 million. It includes China's major industrial centres and generates 40% of the country's GDP. The region is also growing quickly, with 500 million m2 of new construction added each year.

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