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Smart Villages News 104 – Consumers are king?

Thursday October 20th, 2016 - Smart Villages

  Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, A couple of stories this week remind us of the old adage – Consumers are king – and the effect this is starting to have on the maturing off-grid sector…. […]

Smart Villages News 102 – Killing two birds with one stone

Thursday October 6th, 2016 - Smart Villages

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, One of the sources for this newsletter are alerts on the SDGs. Until now scanning them has been a rather depressing exercise – plenty of noise and initiatives, but… […]

Off-grid 100: One year on, is off-grid high enough on the SDG radar?

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 - Smart Villages

  Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, One year on from the SDGs we see a fair number of countries signed up, lots of activity on the water, education and gender fronts, but in our opinion still… […]

Off-grid 99: China, Musk and Local Ingenuity – An Unbeatable Combination

Thursday September 15th, 2016 - Smart Villages

      View this email in a browser Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Looking through this week`s stories, it struck me that there are are three driving forces that while not officially linked are having the… […]

Off-grid 98 – Why is the food-water-energy nexus being ignored?

Thursday September 8th, 2016 - Smart Villages

  View this email in a browser Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Why is the food-water-energy nexus not higher up the agenda is the question we are asking this week. At our recent West African Nexus Workshop… […]

Off-grid 97 – How much are we missing?

Thursday September 1st, 2016 - Smart Villages

    View this email in a browser Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Last week in Senegal we ran a workshop on achieving a sustainable Water-Energy-Food Nexus and how off-grid energy can play a key role… […]

Off-grid 95 – Are the messages getting through?

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 - Smart Villages

  View this email in a browser               Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Sometimes you wonder if politicians and the public realise the enormity of the renewable energy revolution.This week I have… […]

Off-grid 94 – Rural electrification still hampered by grid extension dogma

Thursday August 11th, 2016 - Smart Villages

    View this email in a browser Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Sir or Madam, The good news this week is that several African and Asian governments are again starting to draw up rural electrification strategies…. […]