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Webinar Recording Available

Did you miss our last webinar on Sustainable Energy for Essential Humanitarian Services? You can now download the presentations and also watch the webinar recording.

PMCC Portal on Energypedia

https://energypedia.info/wiki/Portal:PMCCCheck out how municipalities in Mexico are exchanging knowledge on climate change (in Spanish). This interactive guide from GIZ includes the step by step process on how municipality in Jalisco, Mexico is addressing climate change issues. The portal also includes a blog where participants can document their experiences and consultants can answer any questions that might come up! First blog entries are already up. Everything is in Spanish, also an how-to-video and FAQs.
Check out this guide on energypedia! (If you are interested to get something similar, please do not hesitate to contact us!)

Call For Papers for S@ccess (in April 2020)

The conference "Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to Improve Energy Access" will take place for the second time in April 2020 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Practitioners from industry, academia and development institutions will exchange their knowledge about decentralized energy topics.
►Submit your abstract here www.energy-access-conferences.com
►Deadline: 7th Oct 2019

Article of the Month

Air Quality Management And Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions: This article explains how air quality management is related to greenhouse gas emissions reduction. If you have any pictures or more information on the topic, we are happy to include it into our Mitigation in the context of Air Quality Management portal.

Wiki Tip of the Month: Add References

To add a reference, open the article in edit mode. Then, click on the icon "Ref" in the toolbar. A pop-up menu appears. Type your reference under, "Reference text" and "Reference name". Click "ok" to save your reference. To get a bibliography list, click on the icon "References" in the toolbar. The reference list will be automatically created when you save the article. Read more...
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Energy Sector News

Off-Grid Solar Power for Africa's Emerging Economies

Africa has currently 600 million people without access to electricity. Its total population is expected to expand by 1.4 billion people by the year 2050. Despite the billions of investments put into off-grid solar and mini-grids, there is a gap between the increasing population and the electrification rate. Read more...

Energy Access Explorer Launched

This open-source platform complies and analyses spatial datasets on both energy supply and demand to provide comprehensive energy planning. It uses mapping to visualize the energy access state in different areas. Read more….

Off-grid Energy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

In the DRC, only 1% of the population in rural areas and about 19% in urban areas have access to energy. This low energy access rate makes it an attractive market for off-grid technologies. Read more…

Solar Boom in Brazil

Despite the continuously changing energy regulations in the country, the solar market is almost doubling every year in Brazil. With the evolving PV technology, decreasing cost and high solar radiation, the solar market in Brazil is forecasted for further growth in the coming years. Read more…

Fake Solar Products Flood the Zimbabwean Market

Counterfeit products such as solar inverters, bulbs, and batteries have flooded the Zimbabwean market. The use of such sub-standards products imposes additional costs on poor people. They could also lose their confidence in solar energy. Read more...

Renewable Energy in Namibia

The Namibian Government has announced that it will invest USD 338 million over the next five years to add 220 MW of renewable energy to its generation mix. Namibia and Botswana are also working together to develop 5 GW of solar power project over the next two decades. Read more...

New Publications

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019

Investments in renewable energy capacity is expected to be around USD 2.6 trillion by the end of 2019. China has been the biggest investor (USD 758 billion), followed by the United States of America (USD 356 billion), and Japan (USD 202 billion). The global renewable energy capacity is also expected to increase from 414 in 2009 to 1650 GW by the end of this year. Read more…
Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance released this report.
 

The Role of Household Consumers in Adopting Renewable Energy Technologies in Kenya

The adoption of renewable energy (RE) technologies is critical for transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Yet, adopting and using RE technologies in developing countries like Kenya requires both urban and rural residents’ proactive responses. This paper includes the results of a survey among 250 household consumers in three different counties in Kenya (Nairobi, Makueni, and Uasin Gishu)Read more…
Eliud Kiprop, Kenichi Matsui & Nicholas Maundu coauthored this paper.
 

Conserving Woman-groves: Assessing the Impacts of Improved Cooking Stoves on Resource Management in Langalanga Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Increased firewood collection is threating the mangrove ecosystems in Solomon Islands. This paper includes a field-based experiment in Langalanga Lagoon to evaluate if improved cookstoves could help to reduce the firewood demand and subsequently reduce the pressure on the mangrove ecosystems. Read more...
The Pacific Community published this paper.

World Energy Issues Monitor 2019

This report from the World Energy Council is based on a survey among 2,300 energy leaders on 42 key energy issues. It provides insights into the energy transition’s progress including the uncertainties and issues from the last 10 years. Read more...

Energy Poverty in the Lao PDR and its Impacts on Education and Health

This paper assesses the energy poverty rate in the Lao PDR and its impact on the well-being of the population in terms of education and health. If finds that energy poverty negatively impacts household’s average school years and health status. Read more…
Sothea Oum authored this paper.

Advancing Mini-Grids in Sierra Leone: Exploring a Holistic Framework of Policies, Regulations, and Institutions

This report analyzes the ongoing rural electrification program of the Government of Sierra Leone. It outlines as well as reviews the existing policies and regulations that are relevant for the mini-grid sector. It then includes a discussion of the potential policy and the institutional reform options for informed decision making. Read more...
Clean Energy Solution Center unveiled this publication.

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