GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news en 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 co-developed and launched a survey assessing the challenges that renewable energy enterprises face in emerging economies. 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 target="_blank" href="http://investeddevelopment.com/">Invested Development</a> co-developed and launched a survey assessing the challenges that renewable energy enterprises face in eme</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 GVEP create dual finance training for banks and entrepreneurs http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-create-dual-finance-training-banks-and-entrepreneurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A key challenge facing energy businesses in Africa is the lack of access to finance. Through tailored training to financial institutions and energy businesses alike GVEP aims to improve knowledge of the energy sector and encourage increased lending activity.<br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>A key challenge facing energy businesses in Africa is the lack of access to finance.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-create-dual-finance-training-banks-and-entrepreneurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:44:38 +0000 Meghan Smith 21024 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Millions more now benefitting from clean energy across East Africa http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/millions-more-now-benefitting-clean-energy-across-east-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To date, 2.1 million more people in East Africa have now access to clean energy. This has been achieved after just two years implementation of the Capital Access for Renewable Energy Enterprises Programme (CARE2), run by GVEP International through funding from the Swedish government (Sida). <br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To date, 2.1 million more people in East Africa have now access to clean energy.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/millions-more-now-benefitting-clean-energy-across-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:31 +0000 Meghan Smith 21022 at http://www.gvepinternational.org