ECOWAS has taken a pioneering role in the promotion of sustainable energy services through a regional approach - resulting in the creation of the ECREEE.
The sixth session of HLPF 2018, took place at UN Headquarters in New York under the UN Economic and Social Council, between July 16 to 18, and the main theme was "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies".
On July 11, the Deputy Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celmira da Silva, officialised the launch of the BCI Environmental Credit Line.
The International Renewable Energy Conference will be held on 22nd and 23rd November 2018 in Cabo Verde, Santiago Island.
ALER organized a 2nd Edition of the ALER Open Day on July 4th at the Association's headquarters in Lisbon.
Two years ago, at a World Bank meeting in Kenya, mini-grid companies (or decentralized utilities as we call them) and donors jointly concluded that one of the major barriers to scaling finance for mini-grids is the lack of reliable benchmark information exists about costs, system and business performance, and finance needs in the mini-grid space.
The XII CPLP Summit took place on 17-18 July in Cape Verde where was granted the category of Consultative Observer to ALER and other 7 entities.
Organized by Trama Tecno Ambiental (TTA), in partnership with EnDev, GIZ, REPIC, the Siemens Foundation, SNV and WISE, the second International Conference on Solar Technologies and Hybrid Mini-Grids to improve access to energy, will be held at Universitat de les Illes Balears, in Palma, Spain, from 17 to 19 October 2018.
Energy plays an important role in the development of any nation. In São Tomé and Príncipe in particular the energy limitations have represented several barriers to socio-economic development. For this reason, the solution for the energy deficit and security problems are one of the main priorities of the XVI Constitutional Government.
On June 4, REN21, of which ALER is a member, published its Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR), the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy worldwide.