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Rural Energy Needs and Policies | The Energy Collective

Rural Energy Needs and Policies | The Energy Collective | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
What an RFIT does is adapt the principles that made feed-in tariffs (FITs) wildly successful in Germany and other parts of the world -- including certainty for investors and early stage support for nascent clean energy markets -- to a radically different operating environment. That's because policy making beyond the grid requires a whole new approach steeped in the realities of the communities it's attempting to serve. That's how you tame the wild west of beyond the grid policy making.
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Africa: 'Urgent Action' Needed on Clean Development Mechanism

CDM allows developing economies to earn credits for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as renewable energy production. These credits, known as Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), are equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide and can be traded globally, so that industrialised countries can meet their emission-reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol.

But the CDM is now under threat from a collapse in the carbon market.
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Industrial energy efficiency: scoring a hat trick

Industrial energy efficiency: scoring a hat trick | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will launch its Industrial Development Report 2011 (IDR), Industrial energy efficiency for sustainable wealth creation: capturing environmental, economic and social dividends at ODI in London on 27 March. The Report calls for investing in energy-efficient technologies which can deliver a hat trick of economic, environmental and social dividends that will help to achieve sustainable growth in developing countries. It provides a comprehensive analysis and description of the impacts of energy efficiency in developing countries.

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"Barefoot" Solar Energy Engineers

"Barefoot" Solar Energy Engineers | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
The Barefoot College in western India is training illiterate or semi-literate women from all over the world to be solar engineers, making renewable energy technology and knowledge accessible.
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Social enterprise to provide 10 million with access to renewable energy

Social enterprise to provide 10 million with access to renewable energy | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Ten million low-income people living in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, will gain access to low-cost solar energy by 2015, in part due to a commitment made by solar energy provider Barefoot Power to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).

The BCtA is a global initiative that encourages private sector efforts to fight poverty, supported by several international organizations including the UN Development Programme (UNDP)

 


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