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ALER's Member RP Global launches mini-grid program in Africa
30 of June 2020
ALER's Member RP Global launches mini-grid program in Africa

JUMEME, a mini-grid operator in Tanzania co-funded by the European Commission and partialy held by ALER's Member RP Global, has launched a “COVID-19 Relief Program” to support the Tanzanian government and local populations in their effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

EDP sponsors eight clean energy access projects in Africa with €500,000
30 of June 2020
EDP sponsors eight clean energy access projects in Africa with €500,000

EDP will sponsor eight sustainable and renewable energy projects in five African countries through the A2E (Access to Energy) Fund. Totalling half a million euros, the financing aims to promote access to clean energy in particularly remote and underprivileged areas and to help tackle energy poverty in that region.

Changes at EDM
30 of June 2020
Changes at EDM

In an Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers on June 17th, EDM elected Marcelino Gildo Alberto as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Engineer by profession, Marcelino Gildo Alberto, who had been acting as PCA Advisor, replaces Eng. Aly Sicola Impija, who was dismissed at the same session of the Council of Ministers.

REN21 Report shows renewables' progress is limited to power sector
30 of June 2020
REN21 Report shows renewables' progress is limited to power sector

Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR). 

Renewables increasingly beat even cheapest coal competitors on cost
30 of June 2020
Renewables increasingly beat even cheapest coal competitors on cost

Accordingly with the new IRENA (Renewable Energy Agency) report renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants.

Covid-19 and the Sustainable Energy Sector
30 of June 2020
Covid-19 and the Sustainable Energy Sector

Several entities around the world are trying to understand how Covid-19 pandemic came not only to affect the Sustainable Energy Sector but also how Sustainable Energy can help to overcome this moment.

AMER claims energy supply services as essential services
30 of June 2020
AMER claims energy supply services as essential services

AMER (Mozambican Renewable Energy Association), ALER's partners, prepared a petition sent to MIREME, on the 5th of May, requesting the definition of energy supply services as essential services and will organize a webinar about the same topic on 14th of July at 13:30 (GMT + 1).

The sustainability of renewable energy projects as a national and regional ambition - the case of mini-grids in Guinea-Bissau
30 of June 2020
The sustainability of renewable energy projects as a national and regional ambition - the case of mini-grids in Guinea-Bissau

In its ten years of operation, ECREEE has developed several activities aimed at promoting renewable energy in all ECOWAS countries.All of these measures are aimed at increasing the rate of electrification of our communities and the greatest energy security of the countries, using renewable energies to facilitate this development that has to be sustainable.

Covid-19 sector response
29 of May 2020
Covid-19 sector response

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit renewable energy companies worldwide and its effects put at risk what the community has ardently worked for in the past years: affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Recent sector surveys paint a picture of challenges ranging from a decrease in revenue, shortage of working capital, HR concerns and supply chain disruption, to uncertainty about credit risk management.

AfDB supports STP with two programs for the Energy Sector
29 of May 2020
AfDB supports STP with two programs for the Energy Sector

Within five years, the São Tomé and Príncipe electricity grid should become more stable, thanks in part to the AfDB contribution who finances the Energy Transition and Institutional Support Programme (ETISP) launched in January 2020 in the country, as well as the Economic Reform and Power Sector Support Program – Phase I (ERPSSP-I).