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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.

ECREEE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SOLAR MEDIA AT THE CLEAN ENERGY WEST AFRICA SUMMIT

In partnership with ECREEE, the Clean Energy West Africa Summit will host up to 300 government officials, developers and investors working on Clean Energy Projects in the ECOWAS region. Attendees can meet representatives from ECREEE on site and will be able to understand how renewable energy markets will develop.

Approaching Energy Access Differently: How West Africa is putting Women’s Interests on the Table

Celebrating International Women’s Day takes many different forms, in many different countries and in many different sectors around the world.   In West Africa, and in the energy sector, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to recognize cutting edge work addressing women’s energy poverty.    In West Africa, ‘ensuring universal energy access by 2030’ is proving to be more than just a political proclamation; African countries are fast-tracking their energy access goals by putting women’s interests at the center of policy solutions.

ECREEE Receives US$ 1 Million Grant to Promote Women in Energy

Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has been awarded a grant of US$ 1 Million for its project on “Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a Changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa”. Funded by AfDB, NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund, the Project aims to advance women’s role as producers and suppliers of energy services in West Africa.

Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa

From L - R: Mr. Bah Saho - ECREEE RE Expert, Ms. Victoria Flattau - Infrastructure Officer NEPAD-IPPF, Ms. Dana Elhassan - Senior Gender Officer, SEOG
The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD-IPPF), is organizing a 4-day workshop, which will culminate with the launch of the regional project on Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for women in a changing Energy Value change in West Africa. The workshop is being held at ECREEE's headquarters, in Praia, Cabo Verde.
 

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