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We believe that business-led solutions are essential to meet the energy needs of rural populations living in developing countries. We curate and share links related to: renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy entrepreneurs, microfinance, impact investing, business development, solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, phone-charging, briquette and cookstoves small businesses, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan countries.
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Integrating Energy Access and Employment Creation to Accelerate Progress on the MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa | UNDP

Integrating Energy Access and Employment Creation to Accelerate Progress on the MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa | UNDP | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

Based on case studies and analysis, this report recommends policy actions under three headings to achieve universal energy access while maximizing the contribution of decentralized and renewable energies: improving policy and planning by governments; enabling private sector and community action; and coordinating action at the international level. With these policy recommendations as a guide and with support from the international community and global institutions, the report demonstrates that it is possible to expand access to energy in a different way that contributes to the achievement of the MDGs in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Latin America Report: Mexico Climate Law Takes Shape

Latin America Report: Mexico Climate Law Takes Shape | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
Mexico, a heavyweight in oil production, took a firm stand against climate change by passing a law that would make it the second nation after the United Kingdom to institute legally binding carbon targets.

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Pitching for a unified strategy for clean cookstoves in Malawi

Pitching for a unified strategy for clean cookstoves in Malawi | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

For many developing countries cooking and heating needs in rural areas are met by traditional cookstoves reliant on biomass fuels. This month, GVEP International was invited to present at a Clean Cookstoves Workshop aimed at engaging the support of Government of Malawi .

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Kenya First in Continent to Have Climate Change Law

Kenya is set to become the first African country to establish an independent Climate Change Authority through the enactment of a law this year, the Parliamentary Network for Renewable Energy and Climate Change (Panerecc) has said. 

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