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Worldwide, access to electricity and sustainable energy services, policies and investments generate national economic growth, development and supports to poverty reduction. The EC’s contribution in developing countries includes:  the EU Energy Initiative; the Energy Facility for ACP; the introduction of modern renewable energy sources or mixing them up with the conventional sources, facilitating the development of networks and interconnections. 

38 groups and 13 articles on Energy. 1862 capacity4dev.eu members interested in Energy.

Articles on Energy

January 10 2014 by Coordination Team
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Young men are being passed over in favour of their aging grandmothers who are being selected to travel from far-flung villages across the world to India, where they receive innovative training as solar engineers.
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April 26 2013 by Coordination Team
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In 2007 commercially viable quantities of oil and gas were discovered in Ghana. The estimated revenue of the oil reserves is about $1 billion per year (approximately EUR 768 million), which is similar to the amount of development assistance received by Ghana annually. As is often said, natural resources can be both a curse and a blessing. When managed well, they can boost development and foster economic growth. Oversight bodies such as parliaments, media and civil society organisations (CSOs) have a pivotal role to play in ensuring proper management of natural resources.
Article relevant to the topics: Civil Society, Energy
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February 8 2013 by Coordination Team
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A European Union (EU) supported bio-fuel research centre reinforces the energy-capacities in West Africa, thanks to a unique partnership involving West African engineering school 2iE, a leading French research centre, local expertise and the sub-region's national electricity companies .
Article relevant to the topics: Energy, Food & Nutrition Security
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February 5 2013 by Coordination Team
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Coordination between policy makers and private partners is key to developing solar energy in Africa, said photovoltaic expert Michael Franz as he presented impressions and conclusions of his extensive work on the development of a solar energy market in Kenya at a recent conference in Brussels.
Article relevant to the topics: Energy, Environment & Climate Change
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August 8 2012 by Coordination Team
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Per capita electricity consumption in Africa is well below the average for residents of the European Union but that doesn’t mean that the continent is short of sustainable power-generating potential, according to a report published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.
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May 14 2012 by Coordination Team
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High-level representatives from governments, civil society, industry and various international bodies came together in April for a special Energy Summit in Brussels, where they presented their vision on how to achieve sustainable energy for all by 2030. Yet, many participants questioned how this initiative may be translated into concrete action on the ground, while highlighting some of the efforts from their organisations towards tackling energy poverty.
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April 30 2012 by Coordination Team
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The main afternoon session of the European Union’s recent Sustainable Energy for All Summit was dedicated to gender issues. Participants agreed that empowering women with access to sustainable, clean energy will open up a world of possibilities to benefit the entire population.
Article relevant to the topics: Energy, Gender
February 22 2012 by Coordination Team
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With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, experts agree that the continuing trend towards urbanisation is both inevitable and irreversible. New EC guidelines propose a fresh mindset to assist the development of better cities.
February 21 2011 by Coordination Team
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Check out the 2010 European Union Development Days' first e-magazine and revisit the highlights from last year’s international event.
November 11 2010 by Coordination Team
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When it comes to climate change, it’s a mad, mad world. That’s the message from a new EC-commissioned e-booklet, which uses the abbreviation “MAD” to outline a strategic framework for combating global warning: Mitigation, Adaptation, Development.
Article relevant to the topics: Energy, Environment & Climate Change

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Posted April 10 2014 by Szabo Sandor
Dear CAPACITY4DEV Members, I send attached the latest paper that was published based on the questionnaire filled in by more than 30 AFRETEP members...
Posted April 10 2014 by Szabo Sandor
Dear CAPACITY4DEV Members, I would like to inform you about one article that have been published by the AFRETEP members. Sustainable energy...
Posted January 10 2014 by Coordination Team
On the eve of the 2013 European Development Days, held in Brussels from the 26-27 November, WWF staged a debate ‘Empowering African communities...

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