Tag Archives: Renewable energy

Smart Villages News 120 – It doesn’t take a rocket scientist

Sunday February 12th, 2017 - 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, For a sector that is supposed to be under pressure, I’ve been pleasantly surprised this week by the strength of the language in many of the articles. From the… […]

Renewable energy in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Dario Rodriguez, an engineer with Ecuador’s National Institute of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, explains some of the unique social and environmental challenges that Ecuador faces in its efforts to promote renewable energy, including the delicate environment of the Galapagos Islands and the remoteness and isolation of the Amazon.

Making an impact with clean tech in Tanzania

Tuesday January 31st, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Jodie Wu CEO & Founder at Global Cycle Solutions “New products need to be used and experienced and taught” When Jodie Wu was still an engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she invented a simple device that let farmers use a bicycle to shell corn. The mechanism allowed rural farmers to… […]

Smart Villages News 118 – Everything Under The Sun

Friday January 27th, 2017 - 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, Although we are technology neutral at the Smart Villages Initiative, it was impossible this week to avoid a slightly biased issue since I… […]

Smart Villages News 115 – All Eyes On US

Saturday January 14th, 2017 - 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, As we approach the U.S. presidential inauguration, an interesting and diverse crop of stories from the U.S. this week again demonstrate that renewables may be more deeply rooted than many… […]

Franchising renewable energy: Smart kiosks across Rwanda

Wednesday January 11th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Henri Nyakarundi Founder, The African Renewable Energy Distributor Location: Kigali, Rwanda “Looking back, the only way you can be in business is to be a little bit naive” From bus stops and hospitals, to marketplaces and health centres, to Nyabiheke, one of the four major refugee camps in Rwanda, Henri Nyakarundi is ensuring… […]

Smart Villages News 112 – The news you don’t hear

Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 - 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, In yet another week dominated by President-elect Trump’s decisions on key political appointments that could affect U.S. and world energy policy, we’ve tried to look deeper for positive stories… […]

Smart Villages News 110 – East Africa Still A Beacon

Saturday December 10th, 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, The Smart Villages Initiative kicked off its global programme in East Africa two years ago. Even though many of us had previous experience of the region through the B4FA… […]

Smart Villages News 108 – Once unthinkable now unstoppable?

Saturday November 19th, 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, No, that’s not the US media reflecting on President Elect Donald Trump, but a quote from outgoing on climate change action, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the slightly… […]

Smart Villages News 106 – Is King Coal Dead?

Friday November 11th, 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, On the eve of both COP22 and the US Presidential Election, we feature a timely intervention by Professor Daniel Kammen of Berkeley in which he debunks the lingering myths about… […]