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Smart Villages News 132 – The Curse Of Brexit

Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Whilst I will not debate the rights and wrongs of Brexit, there is no doubt it has a devastating impact on renewable energy and off-grid issues. In the UK, it dominates …

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Apply now! New Smart Villages Photography Competition 2017 – Apply before 30 May!

Apply for the Smart Villages Photography Competition 2017 Apply before:  30 May! Deadline extended! Smart Villages Photography Competition 2017 (CLOSED) http://e4sv.org/competition/photography/[:]

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Smart Villages News 131 – The new big four- Mini-Grids, Storage, Block Chain and Perovskite?

Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Even though we’re in May, I’m still getting quite a few releases on trends for 2017! Distilling them, four topics seem to stand out: the first two you are probably well …

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Smart Villages News 130 – Front Line Heroes Deserve More Recognition

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 other world …

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Smart Villages News 129 – Further, faster – holistically?

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 know it’s a hackneyed old word that many of you would like to consign to history along with synergy and management speak from the 90s. However, my main thought from …

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Smart Villages News 128 – They Came And They Were Heard

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 writing this editorial at the end of the SE4ALL Forum in Brooklyn. The highlights are covered by the top stories – a raft of launches including the Global Tracking Framework, …

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Smart Villages News 127 – A Canute For Our Times?

Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, So there he sits at his tiny desk surrounded by sycophantic courtiers signing away Obama’s legacy. One of the worst days in our planet’s history? Possibly, but it more brings to …

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Smart Villages News 126 – Victims of Success?

Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Sustainable off-grid energy has many positive benefits: improved healthcare and sanitation, better education, more productive agriculture, etc. But beyond these benefits, it’s also clear that improved security is at the top …

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Smart Villages News 125 – Brooklyn Calling

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 make what …

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Smart Villages News 124 – Calling All Photographers And Entrepreneurs

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, There have been two refrains we’ve heard during our near 3-year journey to the front-lines of off-grid energy provision. Help us grow our businesses from …

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Smart Villages News 123 – Could A Nudge Be Better Than A Bribe?

Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Whilst we all must continue to focus on efforts to provide energy to the 1.4 billion without access, downstream issues are growing in complexity, and we will try to cover these …

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Smart Villages News 122 – Full Partnerships: The Only Way To RISE up?

  Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, By coincidence, in the week that World Bank launched its RISE report, Smart Villages also held our latest ECOWAS workshop in Togo. The topic was how to improve renewable energy …

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Togo Workshop Demands Bottom-Up Approach to Energy Planning

West African front-line practitioners say communities must be full partners in plans to catalyse energy access and improve livelihoods among rural poor LOMÉ: Delegates to the Smart Villages Initiative and Practical Action workshop held in Lomé, Togo on Monday 20 February emphasised that communities must be full partners in plans to catalyse energy access and …

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Smart Villages News 121 – Coal Raises Its Head Again

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 stakeholders. From …

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

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 CEO Parami …

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Smart Villages News 119 – Your starter for 2017

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’ve seen a flurry of reports this week, which, if you have the energy, will give you interesting insights on where the sector is heading: these are not only straight solar, …

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Our webinars – Your ideas!

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The Smart Villages Initiative and the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) have been running a successful webinar series for nearly one year. Thanks to everyone for making it a success! We’d love to hear your feedback in terms of the next topics that we might tackle – would you like us to organise …

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Smart Villages News 118 – Everything Under The Sun

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 have had …

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Smart Villages News 117 – This Pyramid Looks Built To Last

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, With Davos and the upcoming U.S. presidential inauguration, this is a week with a number of important pronouncements and actions by major world leaders. However, …

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Smart Villages News 116 – Two new magic numbers

  Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Numbers matter in off-grid renewables. All of us involved are driven by the shocking 1.2 billion people without electricity and 2.7 without clean cooking facilities. Fortunately, over the last year …

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