Tagged with energy access

Cycling as you’ve never seen it

Cycling as you’ve never seen it

When we think of the impact of cycling, we think of the Tour de France and the great cycling events at the Olympics. Now Chloe Olewitz writes on the Digital Trends website about an initiative to distribute 10,000 stationary bicycles throughout India that could eventually revolutionise electricity for the billions of people around the world … Continue reading

A global perspective on fuel poverty

A global perspective on fuel poverty

Nick Butler provides a very good blog on the Financial Times website about the importance of energy and yet, according to the most recent forecast from the IEA, almost a billion people will still lack electricity in 2030. It is in everyone’s interest to change that. What do you think?   Energy poverty, the plight … Continue reading

Sustainable Energy for All

Sustainable Energy for All

Globally, there is a new effort to seriously address universal energy access, improve energy efficiency and increase the share of renewable energy. Many organisations and companies are participating. In Europe, the European Commission recently began a couple of important long-term projects in Africa under the SE4ALL banner. Krysta Villeda has written an excellent blog for … Continue reading

UN Secretary-General launches SE4ALL energy efficiency hub

UN Secretary-General launches SE4ALL energy efficiency hub

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) opened a new global centre for Energy Efficiency  as part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. The Energy Efficiency Hub (EE Hub), in Copenhagen, Denmark, will seek to help “drastically increase” energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment. … Continue reading

Bringing electricity to the developing world

Bringing electricity to the developing world

Tina Rosenberg, former Pulitzer Prize winner, recently provided this opinion piece in the New York Times.  As we are seeking solutions to increase access to modern energy services to meet the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Energy for All, Ms. Rosenberg’s article provides important evidence that many of our modern devices that … Continue reading