Tag Archives: renewables

Smart Villages News 147 – Never so relevant

Wednesday October 18th, 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, Increased resilience for communities has been one of the key dividends of off-grid energy we have confirmed during the first phase of the Smart Villages Initiative. Our workshops in… […]

Interview with Vladimir Delagneau Barquero, Tecnosol

Saturday October 14th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Vladimir Delagneau Barquero, President and Managing Director, Tecnosol Location: Managua, Nicaragua “20 years ago, some Nicaraguans thought renewable energy was the work of the devil” When Vladimir Delagneau Barquero explains why he launched Tecnosol he brings the story back to an experience he had over a decade in the mid-eighties, during his military service in… […]

Smart Villages News 146 – Fake News, Good News, No News

Sunday September 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, We see a mixture of news again this week: despite the growing attacks on the media worldwide, there is still some healthy debate going on.There is the continuing debate… […]

Smart Villages News 145 – Frustrating Times

Friday August 25th, 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, Looking at this week’s off-grid news, it really seems a case of one step forward, one step back in improving off-grid energy access. There are several positive reports on… […]

Smart Villages News 144 – Mixed Fortunes In Indian Sub-Continent and Fossil Fuel …

Sunday August 20th, 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, On the anniversary of Partition, mixed fortunes are apparent in the renewables sector for India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. In India, while the debate over the role of fossil fuels… […]

Smart Villages News 141 – Who would have thought?

Sunday July 16th, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

    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, We’re sharing a few stories this week that might challenge in your preconceptions–in a nice way. Firstly, it is heartening to see the… […]

Smart Villages News 137 – The M Word

Saturday June 17th, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, I’m back from the stimulating European Development Days in Brussels last week with several thoughts to share. Almost invariably visitors to our stand made two points. Firstly, they said… […]

Smart Villages News 130 – Front Line Heroes Deserve More Recognition

Sunday April 23rd, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Already, unfortunately, the SEforALL Forum seems a fleeting memory. I do not envy Rachel Kyte and her team the job of keeping the momentum going in the face of… […]

Smart Villages News 125 – Brooklyn Calling

Sunday March 19th, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Only a couple of weeks to go to SEforALL’s Forum in Brooklyn New York and I do hope that of all the conferences on offer many of you can… […]

Smart Villages News 121 – Coal Raises Its Head Again

Saturday February 18th, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, TERI’s recent report on the future of India’s energy sector and the important role renewables could play has created quite a stir this week across the whole spectrum of… […]