GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news en Women in Senegal to benefit from new opportunities in the energy market http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-senegal-benefit-new-opportunities-energy-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP International and SEM Fund are joining forces to increase women&rsquo;s participation in the energy market in Senegal and make sustainable energy available to the poorest communities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>GVEP International and <a href="http://sem-fund.org/home/" target="_blank">SEM Fund</a> are joining forces to increase women&rsquo;s participation in the energy market in Senegal and make susta</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-senegal-benefit-new-opportunities-energy-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:26:59 +0000 Laura Nolan 21057 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Clean cooking campaign enters new phase http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/clean-cooking-campaign-enters-new-phase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pledges of new activity worth $413m were announced by international organisations and donors at the Cookstove Futures Summit in New York on November 21st. The conference marks the start of phase two of a ten year campaign by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to bring cleaner cooking to 100 million households.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Pledges of new activity worth $413m were announced by international organisations and donors at the Cookstove Futures Summit in New York on November 21st.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/clean-cooking-campaign-enters-new-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:14:11 +0000 alessandra 21051 at http://www.gvepinternational.org How improved cookstoves are changing the face of Ugandan schools http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-improved-cookstoves-are-changing-face-ugandan-schools <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Schools in Kampala are cutting down fuel consumption by up to 50% thanks to energy efficient cookstoves, providing staff with a safer smoke-free environment and students with well-cooked, timely meals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Schools in Kampala are cutting down fuel consumption by up to 50% thanks to energy efficient cookstoves, providing staff with a safer smoke-free environment and students with well-cooked, timel</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-improved-cookstoves-are-changing-face-ugandan-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:27:54 +0000 Laura Nolan 21048 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Challenges that energy businesses face in emerging economies: a survey http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/challenges-energy-businesses-face-emerging-economies-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP and Invested Development, in collaboration with Power Africa and the UN SE4All Energy Access Practitioner Network, developed and launched a survey assessing the challenges that renewable energy enterprises experience in emerging economies.&nbsp;Of 131 respondents, 90% operate primarily in Africa and over 50% operate in East Africa. Over 80% of responding companies employ less than 25 individuals and 75% generate up to $500,000 USD in revenue.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>GVEP and <a href="http://investeddevelopment.com/" target="_blank">Invested Development</a>, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.usaid.gov/powerafrica" target="_blank">Power Africa</a> and th</p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/challenges-energy-businesses-face-emerging-economies-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:26:50 +0000 Laura Nolan 21045 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Energy efficient sugarcane bio-electricity plant to reduce Belize’s dependence on imported electricity http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/energy-efficient-sugarcane-bio-electricity-plant-reduce-belize%E2%80%99s-dependence-imported-e <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a bid to address the energy shortage affecting the country, GSR Energy Limited (GSR) fully developed a project, a sugarcane bio-electricity plant and a bio-ethanol distillery in Belize, which will produce electricity for domestic use and ethanol for export.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In a bid to address the energy shortage affecting the country, <a href="http://www.gsrenergylimited.net/" target="_blank">GSR Energy Limited (GSR)</a> fully developed a project, a sugarcane bio</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/energy-efficient-sugarcane-bio-electricity-plant-reduce-belize%E2%80%99s-dependence-imported-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:08:50 +0000 Meghan Smith 21040 at http://www.gvepinternational.org A solar company crowdfunds to launch activities in Tanzania http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/solar-company-crowdfunds-launch-activities-tanzania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;Solar company Eternum Energy is crowdfunding to test their solar charging business model that aims to provide stable income streams for and facilitate the start-up of solar businesses in Mwanza, Tanzania.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&nbsp;Solar company Eternum Energy is crowdfunding to test their solar charging business model that aims to provide stable income streams for and facilitate the start-up of solar businesses in </em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/solar-company-crowdfunds-launch-activities-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:41:01 +0000 Meghan Smith 21038 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Hybrid mini-grid project to power rural island in Tanzania http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/hybrid-mini-grid-project-power-rural-island-tanzania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;670 households and 350 businesses on Ukara Island in Tanzania can now look forward to having access to modern electricity. This will be achieved through a pilot project worth &euro;1.7m implemented by INENSUS (an energy private business- developer of the project business model), Terra Projects (a German energy consulting firm) and St. Augustine University of Tanzania, with GVEP working as the lead agency.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&nbsp;670 households and 350 businesses on Ukara Island in Tanzania can now look forward to having access to modern electricity.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/hybrid-mini-grid-project-power-rural-island-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:06:38 +0000 Christine Murugami 21036 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Sanivation crowdfund to turn human waste into power in Kenya http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/sanivation-crowdfund-turn-human-waste-power-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Transforming waste. Transforming lives&rdquo; is the motto of a Kenyan based company that is crowdfunding to purchase a mechanical briquette-making machine, which will increase their production of environmentally friendly briquettes made from human waste.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img src="/sites/default/files/images/sanivation_image_2.jpg" width="250" height="208" align="left" style="margin-right:10px;" alt="" />&ldquo;Transforming waste.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/sanivation-crowdfund-turn-human-waste-power-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:50:03 +0000 Meghan Smith 21035 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Recycling waste oil to fuel generator in Suriname http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/recycling-waste-oil-fuel-generator-suriname <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An IDEAS2 winning enterprise in Suriname is working on a system of waste oil collection from communities and companies to use as a feedstock for biodiesel production.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="left" src="/sites/default/files/images/vsh_foods_biodiesel_holding_tanks.jpg" alt="VSF Foods biodiesel holding tanks" style=" margin-right:10px; " /><em>An IDEAS2 winning enterprise in </em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/recycling-waste-oil-fuel-generator-suriname" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:44:26 +0000 Christine Murugami 21034 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Versatile SOLARKIOSKS providing much needed energy services for off grid communities http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/versatile-solarkiosks-providing-much-needed-energy-services-grid-communities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>SOLARKIOSK Holding, a German based e-SME, is changing the lives of those living in off-grid rural communities with the installation of multi-functional business units known as SOLARKIOSKS, providing modern energy services and products as well as creating jobs and providing &lsquo;local marketplace&rsquo; for villagers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>SOLARKIOSK Holding, a German based e-SME, is changing the lives of those living in off-grid rural communities with the installation of multi-functional business units known as SOLARKIOSKS, prov</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/versatile-solarkiosks-providing-much-needed-energy-services-grid-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:30:06 +0000 Meghan Smith 21031 at http://www.gvepinternational.org