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UN Conference Discusses Progress on SDG 7
2 of April 2018
UN Conference Discusses Progress on SDG 7

On February 23, the UN has concluded a Global Conference meant to inform the review, during the July 2018 meeting of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7 - affordable and clean energy).

Women's role on energy access
2 of April 2018
Women's role on energy access

Dear readers,

 

On March 8, the  International Women’s Day was celebrated worldwide. ALER could not fail to mention in our newsletter as women play a key role in energy access and without them it will be impossible to achieve SDG 7. Not to mention that ALER’s President and the two ALER staff members are women.

Miquelina Menezes is the new President of ALER
2 of April 2018
Miquelina Menezes is the new President of ALER

The first mandate of ALER’s Governing Structure has ended, and ALER’s members, gethered on March 14th have elected a new Board of Directors, Supervisory Board and the Board of the General Assembly Meeting. In addition, the 2017 Annual Report and Accounts and the 2018 Action Plan and Budget were approved.

Come to Lisbon for the SEforALL Forum…
29 of March 2018
Come to Lisbon for the SEforALL Forum…

This year the annual meeting of the SEforALL initiative will take place in the Portuguese capital between May 2 and 3, under the motto "Leaving No One Behind ". Come meet with governments, companies, financiers and civil society to discuss and promote new dynamics to reach faster and easier SDG 7.

Mini-grid survey and research summary on subsidies
29 of March 2018
Mini-grid survey and research summary on subsidies

Power for All campaign, partner of ALER, has recently presented a research summary showing that only 10% of electricity subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa flow to households with the lowest income. 

First International Solar Alliance Summit
28 of March 2018
First International Solar Alliance Summit

The first International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit took place in New Deli, on March 11 with the presence of 50 countries, including 11 African Presidents and several African prime ministers.

Why we need a subsidized energy access for remote and poor households?
28 of March 2018
Why we need a subsidized energy access for remote and poor households?

The off-grid industry has appeared as the perfect solution for providing power supply especially for remote and poor people. However, there are evidences that today in reality it cannot reach this target group.

ECREEE launches Regional Certification Scheme
28 of February 2018
ECREEE launches Regional Certification Scheme

ECREEE has announced the launch of the Regional Certification Scheme (RCS), an initiative to increase sustainable energy skills to improve quality of solar PV Installations and to accelerate the deployment of solar PV in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Falling costs of Solar PV leads to rapid growth in Africa
28 of February 2018
Falling costs of Solar PV leads to rapid growth in Africa

Among the most transformative events of the current decade has been the dramatic, and sustained, improvement in the competitiveness of renewable power generation technologies. 

IRENA Report shows renewables are increasingly competitive
28 of February 2018
IRENA Report shows renewables are increasingly competitive

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has recently launch the Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017, a report that demonstrates renewable energy has emerged as an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs.