“Africa will be the powerhouse of the world”

Africa will be at the centre of the global energy map in the coming decade, thanks to massive investments in renewable energy technologies, the electricity grid, and off-grid appliances.

25 participants from 17 countries at annual AREA conference in Bellagio, Italy

Participants of the annual meeting of the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) made this positive conclusion based on [Read more →]

May 30, 2012   No Comments

Access to renewable energy: Powering developing countries out of poverty?

Energy has been proven to be a critical enabler in all aspects of development. One out of five people in the world do not have access to energy and those people happen to live in the poorest regions of the globe. If we must attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is essential to acknowledge the correlation between lack of access to energy and poverty: energy can affect social, economic, environmental, health, educational, gender and many other aspects of human life. Therefore it is necessary to enable the access and enhance the quantity and quality of renewable energy services available in developing countries. [Read more →]

May 9, 2012   1 Comment