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Smart Villages News 115 – All Eyes On US

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 think. …

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Smart Villages News 114 – When Ronaldo Scores….

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 a week when I was not expecting too much, there were a surprising number of good news stories. My number one pick, though, has to be the wonderfully penned article …

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Smart Villages News 113 – A Sunny End To The Year

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 as I write this editorial on the shortest day of the year, my desk is full of solar power stories, chief among them the news that solar power is now …

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

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 around the …

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Smart Villages News 111 – How to pick corporate pockets?

Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Hot on the heels of SE4ALL’s call for more industry involvement, comes another this week from SREP. While individual companies have stepped up to the plate funding joint and individual energy …

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Smart Villages News 110 – East Africa Still A Beacon

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 (Biosciences for …

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Smart Villages News 109 – We Hear You Latin America

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 last week just as Smart Villages was holding our opening workshop for the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico region, we received an impassioned plea from Julio Eisman of Fundación …

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Smart Villages News 108 – Once unthinkable now unstoppable?

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 less reported …

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Smart Villages News 107 – Time to revisit the Art of the Deal

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 use moaning in Morocco after the US Election result. The fossil fuel lobby will be back with a vengence. Renewables and off-grid technologies have made remarkable progress in the last …

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Smart Villages News 106 – Is King Coal Dead?

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 coal, …

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Smart Villages News 105 – In praise of solar lanterns

Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Solar lighting has eliminated some 20 million kerosene lanterns. The impact on health will be significant: 4.3 million deaths are caused by indoor pollution from kerosene lanterns and stoves. Similarly, the …

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Smart Villages News 104 – Consumers are king?

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. While …

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Smart Villages News 103 – Smart Village seeds starting to grow

Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Encouraging news this week on Smart Villages itself from both ends of the spectrum of our activities. Firstly, within a day of launching our Off-grid Energy Challenge for West Africa we …

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ECOWAS Country Summaries – Energy

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West Africa Energy Overview

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Smart Villages speaks to European Parliament about energy

On 10 October 2016, Smart Villages was invited to speak to the European Parliament’s Development Committee on the topic of energy and development. Chair of the Development Committee, Linda McAvan (UK), introduced Smart Villages to the Members of the Committee. Molly Hurley-Dépret, Smart Villages’ Policy Manager, presented to the DEVE Committee and called for an …

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NOW OPEN! West Africa: Energy Innovation Challenge

West Africa Off-grid Energy Challenge

APPLY NOW! RULES & GUIDELINES The Competition Technological innovations for providing energy to off-grid communities have started to change the energy access landscape across the world, especially in West Africa. Access to affordable new forms of energy opens doors to a whole range of new social enterprises, where the business delivers a positive social impact …

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Smart Villages News 102 – Killing two birds with one stone

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 all directed …

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Smart Villages News 101 – Better punchlines, bigger hitters needed for renewables!

Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Within 24 hours this week, I listened to both the U.S. presidential debate and a BBC radio phone-in on fracking. In the former, it struck me that with jobs and industrial growth …

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Energy and agriculture: Stronger links must be built for “smart villages” to flourish in India

The Smart Villages Initiative and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), together with experts from across India and beyond, are calling for closer attention to the linkages between energy and agriculture. From 21-23 September 2016, Smart Villages and ICRISAT co-organised a workshop “Energy and Agriculture for Smart Villages in India”, which …

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