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Building power and water infrastructure capability in South Africa

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has identified opportunities for the South African city of Durban to increase its use of renewable energy, while at the same time driving down water infrastructure operating costs. Entura received a grant from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international non-profit organisation, to identify opportunities to install mini-hydro (100kW to 1MW) on existing water supply infrastructure. The opportunities identified would enable generation of energy from renewable sources without the need for large and costly new infrastructure.

More than 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity, and reducing this number is critical to bringing opportunity and prosperity to developing countries. Many of the world's energy-poor are located in areas without connectivity to an electricity grid, some of which have few prospects for grid connectivity in the near term. While large-scale centralized power generation projects have dominated electrification efforts for decades, advancements in renewable and efficient technologies have made distributed, decentralized systems increasingly attractive to communities, consumers and even low-level industrial users.

REEEP invests in markets for off-grid electrification from the small-scale household (stand-alone solar lighting and power sources) to microgrid and minigrid applications.

Market Acceleration for Green Growth

REEEP invests in clean energy markets to help developing countries expand modern energy services and improve lives; increase prosperity and economic dynamism; and keep CO2 emissions in check - markets that accelerate green growth. REEEP’s tools are modern clean energy technologies - renewable energy and energy efficiency - market forces, and knowledge management. 

Bright outlook for renewables, according to International Energy Agency

“As our global energy system grows and transforms, signs of stress continue to emerge,” said IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven. “But renewables are expected to go from strength to strength, and it is incredible that we can now see a point where they become the world’s number one source of electricity generation.” (http://www.iea.org).

RE-INVEST 2015

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India is organizing the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo on 15-17 February 2015 in New Delhi. The aim of this event is to attract large scale investments for the renewable energy sector in India. It will be a platform for investment promotion and will enable to link investors with renewable stakeholders in India.

Climate Tagger to Aid Organizations in Using Knowledge to Combat Climate Change

REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) has joined forces with the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism, to launch Climate Tagger. This new tool, which automatically scans, labels, sorts and catalogues data and document collections, will help knowledge-driven organizations in the climate and development arenas streamline their information resources, and connect them to the wider climate knowledge community.

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