Over the last decade, the global market for clean energy has seen tremendous growth with strong moves towards maturity in many country and regional markets. Since 2005, REEEPs Regional Secretariat in the Southeast Asia and Pacific has had a proud track record of delivering projects and information services to support this growth in our region. REEEP funding has enabled the delivery of a variety of innovative projects.
The United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network held a workshop “Towards Universal Energy Access: An Asian Perspective” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 16-18 March, 2013. The workshop brought together around 120 practitioners representing the private sector, civil society and policy makers at both international and national levels. It was supported by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), the Blue Moon Fund and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
With the right people and the right technology, a localised tofu wastewater stream that was a significant environmental hazard is becoming a reliable energy source and a model for sustainability across Indonesia.
Director General Martin Hiller writes from Doha where REEEP co-hosted a side event with CTI-PFAN on how the new Clean Technology Centre & Network could help galvanise private sector resources for technology transfer, particularly to support small and medium-sized enterprises or SMEs.
Following her article on clean energy SMEs, Sonya Fernandes of REEEP's South Asia has been invited to present another paper, Expanding Rural Energy Access and Improving Agro Industrial Energy Efficiency through Targeted Interventions at the 2013 World Sustainable Energy Days conference in Wels, Austria, which will run from 27 February to 1 March 2013.