Call for Case Studies & Videos – DRE for Mining Campaign: Decarbonising Mines & Powering up Communities

25 August 2021 – Under their new ‘DRE for Mining’ Campaign, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and UNIDO ITPO Germany are inviting mining companies, innovative technology providers and decentralised renewable energy (DRE) stakeholders to submit case studies and videos for […]


Green People’s Energy launches new funding window

The GIZ programme Green People’s Energy (GBE) launches a new 1 Million Euro grant funding window for projects in sub-Saharan Africa targeting two specific energy access challenges: Increasing Off-Grid System Sustainability and Reducing CO2 Emissions via Energy Access. If selected, […]


Green People’s Energy is seeking partnerships to enable better access to renewable energies in rural Africa

Do you want to help improve life in in Africa’s villages? You want to put renewable energies even more into the focus of your work? Perhaps you are already cooperating with a local community or project? You are involved in […]


Nearly 870m people still have no access to electricity, say experts at Middle East Energy

31 May 2021 – Despite the tremendous progress made in accelerating access to electricity, nearly 870 million people  across the globe still lack access to electricity, said top industry heavyweights on the opening day of Middle East Energy in Dubai.  The experts […]


European development finance institutions scale up co- financing for green energy projects

21 April 2021 – Three EDFI members (FMO – Netherlands, OeEB – Austria and Swedfund – Sweden) reinforce the DFI´s collaboration under The Interact Climate Change Facility (ICCF) with a replenishment of EUR 50 million. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues […]


Launch of the National Renewable Energy Associations Toolkit

19 March 2021 – SolarPower Europe and GOGLA launched the NREA toolkit – A Guide for National Renewable Energy Associations. The toolkit was developed with the support of the Transforming Energy Access for Households and Improved Livelihoods Programme (TEA) funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth […]


Podcast: Off-Grid PV: New Ways for Climate Protection & Power Supply?

The off-grid solar sector is playing an essential role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Solar home systems and efficient appliances are keeping the lights on in health centres, powering local businesses and helping families stay connected and informed. […]


Energy SELF Portraits Photographs & Stories Contest 2020-2021

12 Feb 2021 – The collection of  Energy SELF Portraits focusses on different SDG-7 dimensions such as energy access, its costs and options, its quality, its environmental implications as well as how energy efficiency and renewable energy may offer solutions […]


ECREEE appoints Abdou Fall as Sustainable Energy Champion

1 February 2021 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has appointed Mr. Abdou Fall as Sustainable Energy Champion to support the ECOWAS region to attain its sustainable energy objectives by 2030 and showcase the region´s place as […]


AfDB launches $50 million facility to support energy access companies through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

4 December 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $20 million concessional investment from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to establish the COVID-19 Off-Grid Recovery Platform (CRP). The $50 million blended […]