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  • News | GVEP International
    World s leading green energy awards announce 2010 winners Winners of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2010 were announced last week at a VIP ceremony in London addressed by Sir David Attenborough Register to the Scholarship program on renewable energy and energy efficiency now TREE seminars offer an introduction to technical legal and financial aspects of renewables and energy efficiency Target is a better understanding of the correlation and interaction of these issues in order to design suitable political and legal frameworks for RE and EE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy s Best in Show A new Compendium of Best U S Practices in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Aims to Inspire Local Leaders domestically and in emerging markets The American Council on Renewable Energy ACORE and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership REEEP have jointly released their Compendium of Best Practices Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States Research identifies wind as India s leading renewable Wind power industry in India has all the required components to become the country s main renewable energy source according to AM Devendranath Associate Vice President at research based consulting firm Feedback Business Consulting Services PicoPV systems can make a difference in developing countries The German Technical Cooperation GTZ has published a study that looks at the impact that Pico Photo Voltaic systems may have in the electrification of rural off grid areas in developing countries According to the report one person out of four is without access to electricity today and rural electrification rates even in countries with relatively high GDP remain low Micro scale entrepreneurs make inroads into energy market A group of 20 small entrepreneurs from Ranen a market town in Western Kenya are the first DEEP trained entrepreneurs to

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  • News | GVEP International
    to support from GVEP International The BiD Network annual event brings together developing country entrepreneurs and social impact investors for a day of match making Over 600 people in total registered for the event Help 2 4 billion people and reduce millions of tons of emissions all with one click More than 125 000 years ago humans discovered fire With it came a source of heat warmth and light Unfortunately for 1 in 3 people living today very little has changed This is energy poverty Young Australian entrepreneur Hugh Whalan and New York carbon credit and green energy specialist Scott Tudman have co founded a new non profit organization Energy in Common EIC to change all of this A Tale of Two Workshops Connie Smith experienced consultant in sustainable energy development energy and environment and climate change mitigation policies explains why peri urban electrification in Africa is lagging behind E4SD offers free capacity building activity to promote policy dialogue Energy for Sustainable Development E4SD has just launched a new complementary capacity building activity aimed at promoting active dialogue and exchange of ideas to respond to key challenges related to energy for sustainable development EU and LAC to tighten their cooperation on renewable energy and energy efficiency The Sixth EU LAC Summit that was held in Madrid on May 18 2010 was another key step in strengthening and deepening the strategic partnership between EU and Latin America and the Caribbean The theme of the symposium Towards a new phase of bi regional partnership innovation and technology for sustainable development and social inclusion continues the debate started at the previous 2008 Lima Summit Senegal GVEP International consultancy opportunity GVEP International is looking for a consultant to carry out a study in Senegal to support the rural electrification sector Seminar gathers clean energy

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  • News | GVEP International
    Energy SMEs Programme Manager required in East Africa GVEP International is looking for a Programme Manager to support Energy Small and Medium Enterprises in selected countries in East and West Africa The position is Nairobi based and the candidate should have good managerial and communication skills A major focus of the position will be to strengthen the role of the private sector in energy delivery Social Network for Energy Efficiency went live on Earth Day 2010 at Welectricity com New low carbon web based service uses behavioral factors to nudge householders to use less electricity Welectricity a free web application for tracking and reducing household electricity consumption has been launched by startup Welectricity Inc on April 22nd 2010 the 40th anniversary of Earth Day Awarded energy innovation IDEAS become reality The twenty six winners of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for Latin America and the Caribbean 2009 have now started turning their ideas into sustainable energy realities Over the next two years they will receive technical and business development assistance as well as funding to help them GVEP International releases its annual review GVEP International has released its annual review this week The report is packed with inspiring case studies of business led renewable energy solutions for small communities creating bioethanol from waste milk whey for example or producing fuel and power from tyre recycling IIEC Wins Financial Innovation Grant Competition The International Institute for Energy Conservation IIEC was announced to be one of the 5 winners of the Financial Innovation Grant Competition last month in Paris The IIEC Which GVEP International had previously supported through the GAPfund programme was awarded a grant of US 100 000 to implement a pilot project in Marathi Thane India GVEP International Vacancy regional Manager in East Africa GVEP International s regional office has

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  • Global Energy Challenge- deadline extended | GVEP International
    submissions to The Global Energy Challenge Advancing Change Energy for India s Poor has now been extended to 31st March 2010 GVEP International is partnering with ennovent to find proven for profit solutions in India and around the world that can meet some of the critical energy needs of India s poor The Global Energy Challenge Advancing Change Energy for India s Poor was launched just 2 months ago to promote entrepreneurs who advance innovations for sustainability at the base of the economic pyramid On popular demand the deadline for submissions has now been extended to 31st March 2010 You can follow the Challenge live on Twitter become a fan on Facebook and join discussions on the newly launched Innovations for Sustainability blog Help us in the search for the best for profit solutions from India and elsewhere that can meet some of the critical energy needs of India s poor ennovent will invest up to USD 500 000 in the winning enterprise And the Connector who nominates the winning company also wins USD 3 000 Submit your energy solution or nominate an enterprise at www ennovent com For more information please contact ennovent at office ennovent com Your support

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  • New magazine on rural electrification launched | GVEP International
    New magazine on rural electrification launched Posted by Alessandra 18 Jan 2010 German NGO The Solar Energy Foundation Stiftung Solarenergie launches the first issue of a new magazine on rural electrification and photovoltaics Sun Connect Aimed at professionals and other interested parties Sun Connect will not only explore the technical issues associated with rural electrification but also its social impact which has become increasingly relevant in recent years as the pace of electrification has gathered speed across rural Africa Asia and South America Topics from the first issue include an assessment of the viability of solar mobile phones for rural communities the advantages and disadvantages of CFL and LED lights and using microfinance to make solar products more affordable The magazine also includes a news round up reviews of new publications and a diary of forthcoming events worldwide Sun Connect will be published quarterly in English PDF subscriptions are free of charge and the print version can be purchased for US 40 a year Read More The Solar Foundation works in Africa to alleviate poverty by promoting the use of renewable sources of energy particularly solar power Find out more at www stiftung solarenergie org Share this page Interested in

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  • SNV calls for scaling-up practices at International Biogas Event in Nepal | GVEP International
    Nepal More than 150 experts from 26 countries participated in SNV s International Workshop on Domestic Biogas 10 12 November which ended with the celebration of the 200 000th constructed biogas plant in Nepal under the SNV supported programme and was attended by various international donors and government ministers How to improve and how to scale up domestic biogas practises around the world were among the key discussion issues at the event Among the discussants representatives of private and civil society organisations government institutes knowledge centres development agencies and international donors during the Workshop A variety of topics were discussed among others carbon finance components in biogas programmes the importance of the private sector in SNV s market oriented sector development approach and cost price reduction initiatives to expand the target group of potential biogas users During the event the Asian Development Bank ADB co funder of the Workshop and SNV officially launched the working group on domestic biogas under ADB s Energy for All Partnership The working group aims to equip one million households with biogas plants by 2015 Please click here for the report of the International Workshop on Domestic Biogas which provides a comprehensive overview of the

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  • GVEP International is ‘social’ networking | GVEP International
    know about events groups news and innovative developments in energy Social networking is a big step towards a community that can reach more people and share more knowledge That s why we re trying to bring people with similar beliefs together wherever they are online On Facebook for example you can read our news watch our videos stay in the know about important environmental events and even join in climate change discussions Search for GVEP International and become a fan GVEP International is also on Twitter where followers can read reports news and explore links to other sites including an animation video on carbon capping and trading Subscribing to GVEP International on Youtube is a great way of keeping up to date with our work as well as watching amazing videos from the world over about innovative energy solutions StumbleUpon is a site for discovering and sharing great websites based on your interests On our page we have a series of links to other websites Subscribe to our profile and start finding top spots online for energy and environmental topics We are also on Delicious where we share our top internet bookmarks with you LinkedIn where we take part in

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  • Cameroon International Energy and Water Conference | GVEP International
    way forward for their resource rich country The conference held on 20 21 January 2009 is a must attend for senior industry representative legal advisors financial sponsors operating in these sectors and other professionals interested in initiating investments in the Cameroon energy and water resource sector The two day conference will bring together various stakeholders within the industry for a series of discussions on the best way to further enhance private sector investment in the Energy and Water resource sector The conference will deal with the outlook for investment in the Cameroon power sector the development of suitable financing mechanisms for Cameroon s energy and water infrastructure as well as looking at the opportunities present within the renewable and green energy industry Cameroon s objectives for the energy and water sectors include providing universal access to cleaner forms of energy for all sectors of the economy and the general population at competitive prices Their aim is to leverage the countries natural resources in order to attract investment capital as well as targeting private sector operators CIEW aims to build on the experiences of existing investors and success stories and examine the guiding principals needed to further enhance private sector investment

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