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ECREEE SPEARHEADS ACTIVITIES AT CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2017

The Clean Energy Summit Africa was held in Accra, Ghana, from 4 – 5 April 2017. Now an annual event, this is the third consecutive time it has been held in Accra, Ghana, with the objective to create a platform for project developers (both small and large) to meet and create new businesses in the clean energy sector.

III German Energy Business Mission to Cabo Verde (Santiago) with the topic “Grid Management and Diversification of Storage in Cabo Verde”

Cabo Verde is highly dependent of primary energy sources, whereas most of the electricity is produced by fossil fuels. High prices of electricity resulting from the costs of imports of fossil fuels have a negative impact on the general economic situation of the archipelago. Consequently, investments in an efficient production of energy from renewable sources should generate positive results and, at the same time, reduce the country’s vulnerability to a price increase of fossil fuels.

MAHAMA KAPPIAH AWARDED AFRICAN ENERGY LEADER OF THE YEAR

Praia, Cabo Verde - April 21, 2017 : ECREEE once again etches its name as the leading regional sustainable energy promotion agency in Sub Saharan Africa as Mr. Mahama Kappiah, the Executive Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), receives the African Energy Leader of the year award at the 10th Annual Africa Energy Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mapping and Assessment of Existing Clean Energy Mini-Grid Experiences

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - March 27, 2017The report “Mapping and Assessment of Existing Clean Energy Mini-Grid Experiences in West Africa” was released at the High-level Workshop on Energy Access in West Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Among other important issues discussed, the report provides orientation regarding financial schemes, management models and technology to face current energy challenges.

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions

Decarbonisation of global energy system, led by renewables and efficiency, would create economic gains

Berlin, Germany, 20 March 2017 — Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, presents the case that increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in G20 countries and globally can achieve the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperature rise to no more than two-degrees Celsius, avoiding the most severe impacts of climate change.

ECREEE, GSEP and R20 organized an energy financing mechanisms conference

Senegal - February 16, 2017 - The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) in partnership with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Regions 20 of Climate Action (R20), and the Agence Nationale pour les Énergies Renouvelables (ANER) of Senegal, have organized an high-level capacity building conference on renewable energy and public-private financing targeting the West African region.

International hydropower conference Africa 2017

International hydropower conference Africa 2017
ECREEE and Poyry Energy GmbH presented GIS Hydropower Resource Mapping incl. Climate Change Scenarios in the international hydropower conference Africa 2017 on 15 March 2017 in Marrakech.
Participants coming from West Africa and from international organizations and private sector showed great interest in results of the mapping.

OFF-GRID AND MINI-GRID CAN SOLVE AFRICA’S ELECTRICITY CRISIS, ACCORDING TO ANNAN REPORT

Abidjan, March 13th – African governments and their partners need to move faster to bridge the continent’s huge energy gap. That means adopting every available solution, on and off the grid, according to a new report from Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel.

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