Tag: Energy Policy

Off-grid energy for rural development in Latin America and the Caribbean: concluding workshop

The Smart Villages Initiative held an international workshop on 3 May at the Wyndham Hotel Albrook Mall to help collect and distil the knowledge and experience gathered from the previous 15 months in Latin America and the Caribbean. The workshop brought together government representatives and key stakeholders to discuss the role of renewable energy for …

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The link between access to energy, financial mechanisms, and energy policies in Nicaragua

The Smart Villages Initiative, together with the Central American University (UCA) and the Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences (ACN), held the local workshop “The link between access to energy, financial mechanisms, and energy policies in Nicaragua”. The event took place from 27 to 28 April 2017 at the Selva Negra Resort Hotel in the mountainous area …

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From the bottom up: the role and place of community led approaches in national energy planning in West Africa

As the world moves towards 2030, the deadline of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative, it is important to review the achievements of the past few years and readjust our path to meet the goal. For this reason, Practical Action together with the Smart Villages Initiative held a one-day regional workshop on rural energy access planning on 20 February 2017 at …

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Renewables 2016 Global Status Report

2015 was an extraordinary year for renewable energy. Renewables are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in many markets and are established around the world as mainstream sources of energy. Cities, communities and companies are leading the rapidly expanding “100% renewable” movement, playing a vital role in advancing the global energy transition. Distributed renewable energy …

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[:en]BR7: Lessons learned from the Smart Villages Engagement Programme in East Africa[:es]BR7: Lecciones aprendidas del Programa de Participación en Aldeas Inteligentes en África Oriental[:fr]BR7: Les leçons retenues suite au programme de coopération sur les villages intelligents d’Afrique de l’Est[:]

[:en]This policy brief summarises the findings and recommendations arising from a 15 month programme of engagement in East Africa, commencing in June 2014, undertaken by the Smart Villages Initiative to identify the barriers to off-grid sustainable energy access for development in rural communities and to gather views on how those barriers can be overcome. It …

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