Policy perspectives on expanding cogeneration from Bagasse in Malawi

Author(s) : To, Long Seng; Kwapata, Kingdom; Masala, Leonard; Alonso Navarro, Virginia; Batchelor, Simon; Mulugetta, Yacob; Barnett, Andrew; Karekezi, Stephen. Publication date : February 2017 Publication type : Journal article Journal : Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Abstract : Agro-...

Practical Action wins top international renewable energy and sustainability prize

Practical Action, one of the LCEDN's key partners, has been awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize in recognition of its pioneering approach to renewable energy and sustainability. The prize recognises individuals and organisations that apply impact, innovation, leadership and long-term vision in...

Comparative studies of fish smoking and solar drying in the Sierra Leone artisanal fishing industry

Author(s) : Kallon A, Lebbie A, Sturm B, Garnett T, Wadsworth R Publication date : 20 December 2016 Publication type : Journal article Journal : Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research Abstract : “Energy efficient rural food processing utilizing renewable energy to improve rural...

Smart Villages webinar, 19 December 2016: 'Growing smart villages: Agriculture and energy for development'

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The webinar can be viewed here . 70% of the world’s poor live in rural areas. Many of them rely on agriculture for their incomes. Equally, many of them lack access to energy. But what if they can access energy – and apply it to their livelihood? In this webinar, we heard from several speakers who...

Smart Villages webinar, 22 November 2016: 'Going off the grid: Disaster, resilience, and off-grid energy'

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The webinar can be viewed here . When disaster strikes, a community’s ability to respond and recover is tested, whether it is affected by a flood, an earthquake, a drought, a tsunami, or a hurricane, and whether it is located in a rural, urban, or peri-urban area. In this webinar, we brought...

Smart Villages webinar, 13 October 2016: 'Scaling up gender: Women in off-grid energy business models and supply chains'

LCEDN resource
The webinar can be viewed here . In this webinar, we heard from off-grid companies, including Frontier Markets, PEG Ghana, among others, on how they have scaled up inclusiveness and integrated gender into their overall business: supply chains, production, marketing, and beyond. How can existing...

Improved cookstoves: next generation ideas

Author(s) : Open University (UK), African Centre for Technology Studies, Gamos, The Nairobi Women's Hospital, United International University, Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Publication date : October 2016 Publication type : workshop report...

Powering sub-Saharan Africa's urban revolution: an energy transitions approach

Author(s) : Silver, Jonathan, Marvin, Simon Publication date : 27 September 2016 Publication type : Journal article Journal : Urban Studies Abstract : This paper develops a geographic understanding of urban energy transitions in sub-Saharan African towns and cities. In doing so this paper seeks to...

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