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ECOWAS Agrees on Green Energy Policies as a Voluntary Commitment to the SE4ALL Initiative

 ECOWAS is working towards a voluntary commitment to the Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL) of the UN Secretary-General presented at Rio+20. At a regional validation workshop, held from 25–28 June 2012 in Dakar, Senegal, the Directors of the ECOWAS Ministries of Energy agreed on the main targets and pillars of regional renewable energy and energy efficiency policies for the ECOWAS region.

1st Edition of the ECOWAS RE Investment and Business Forum

The first Edition of the ECOWAS RE Investment and Business Forum was attended by about 90 participants coming from Senegal and the remaining the ECOWAS member countries, Europe and USA on the 27th and 28th of September in Dakar (Senegal). An ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) activity which was jointly organized with African Development Bank (AfDB).

ECOWAS Ministers adopt RE&EE policies

During the ECOWAS High Level Energy Forum the ECOWAS Ministers of Energy adopted the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy and the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy. The conference report and photos are available at the IISD website.

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10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY

call for abstracts - deadline: 24.02.2012

The Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) is organising the international conference on Solar Thermal Energy “Gleisdorf SOLAR” from 12th to 14th September 2012. Approximately 400 international participants are expected to attend the conference. Abstracts can be submitted at latest by 24 February 2012.

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RETScreen training in Gambia

The training is scheduled to take place from 27 to 31 August 2012 in Banjul, Gambia.

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Sistema Fotovoltaico do ECREEE promove a era da energia verde em Cabo Verde

O primeiro sistema privado residencial com recurso às energias renováveis e ligado à rede entrou em funcionamento no âmbito da nova lei de Cabo Verde relativa às energias renováveis.

Request for expression of interest

End date - 30 July, 2012

The African Development Bank is seeking to recruit a consultant under the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to support the Bank and its clients in the preparation of small/medium scale renewable energy (RE) projects.

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ECOWAS agrees on renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and targets

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) works towards a voluntary commitment to the Sustainable Energy For All Initiative. In a regional workshop, held from 25 to 27 June 2012 in Dakar, Senegal, the Directors of the ECOWAS Ministries of Energy agreed on the main targets and pillars of a regional renewable energy and energy efficiency policy of ECOWAS.

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