Leading Renewable Players Urge Governments to Re-align Recovery Measures with Paris Agreement

7 December 2020 – With the Paris Agreement celebrating its fifth anniversary this week, all eyes are on the world’s governments to urgently scale-up climate action. In a renewed call to action, over 100 leading renewable energy players, as members […]


OFF-GRID Expo + Conference closes on a positive note

Messe Augsburg impresses exhibitors, participants and speakers with the digital format of the international congress and exhibition. The OFF-GRID Expo + Conference managed a successful digital premiere. In total, more than 500 participants from 46 nations took part in the three-day virtual […]


ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2020 (ESEF 2020) Goes Digital

17 November 2020 – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to host the fourth edition of its Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF 2020) from 24-26 November 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s ESEF will be […]


6 ARE Members bag prize at the AFSIA Solar Awards 2020

The winners of the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Solar Awards 2020 were unveiled during first-of-its kind online event ——— 29 October 2020 – The inaugural AFSIA Solar Awards, organised in partnership with the Africa Energy Forum (aef), culminated in […]


Key Findings from the Energy Access Industry Barometer

7 Aug 2020 – With a view to better understand the rapidly evolving economic situation in partner countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, EnDev spearheaded a broad alliance of sector stakeholders to conduct the most inclusive and global […]


Energy Access Sector Essential to Building Back Better

17 Jul 2020 – At the Energy Access COVID-19 Relief Summit this week, nearly 1,600 energy access representatives assessed the pandemic’s impact on businesses and consumers, stressing the sector’s role in (re)building sustainable, resilient communities and economies. The two-day summit […]


Take the Survey – COVID-19: Energy Access Industry Barometer

3 July 2020 – The COVID-19 crisis has created many challenges for the energy access sector and thrown us into a time of great uncertainty. The markets where we operate, and the people we serve, are particularly vulnerable to both […]


ARE Partner REN21’s latest Renewables Global Status Report reveals 126% surge in mini-grid start-ups investment

Paris, 16 June 2020 – This year’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR) reveals an increase in demand for renewable power, yet the growth in total energy demand outweighs the progress. ARE Partner REN21 warns that if the entire energy system […]


Leading energy access representatives call for USD 35 million in immediate lifeline support to survive Covid-19

5 June 2020 – Covid-19 is already severely impacting the energy access sector and threatens to undermine the industry’s achievements, putting SDG7 all but out of reach – a goal that is “inextricably linked” to nearly all of the SDGs. […]


Op-ed: Sustainable Energy Access during COVID-19: Time for Collaboration not Heroes

By Siré A. Diallo, Sustainable Energy Market Development Consultant 28 May 2020 – Our lives have been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As, George W. Bush, former president of the US, put it, “A pandemic is a lot like a forest fire. If […]