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  • Global energy access gap persists: 675 million people without electricity, 2.3 billion people reliant on harmful cooking fuels WASHINGTON, June 6, 2023— A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO), released today, finds […]

  • This article was originally published by Clean Cooking Alliance.  Providing clean energy to households is critical to achieving global climate and sustainable development goals. Yet, with fewer than ten years until we reach 2030, the world remains far off track to meet SDG7. Within the frame of the United Nations’ High-Level Dialogue on Energy, the Clean […]

  • Today, a coalition, initiated by ENERGIA,  Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and supported by the Governments of  Iceland, Ecuador, Nepal, Kenya and Sweden launched a Gender and Energy Compact to catalyze action towards gender equality and women’s empowerment to accelerate a just, inclusive and […]

  • Press release originally posted on WHO website.  Over 20 leaders, including ministers of health and energy, heads of international organizations and senior representatives from civil society institutions today endorsed a Strategic Roadmap on Health and Energy. The Roadmap identifies key steps to accelerate access to clean and sustainable energy for public health protection and serves […]

  •   Power for All was launched 5 years ago, on May 21, 2015. It’s a time to celebrate, but also a time to reflect. We face great disruption in the world, compounded by an unprecedented health crisis. Since its founding, Power for All has grown to 300+ partners. Together, we have achieved much, but we […]

  •   The Clean Cooking Alliance (Alliance) has named Neha Juneja, CEO and Co-Founder of India’s largest cookstoves manufacturer, Greenway Appliances, as the organization’s 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets. Juneja founded Greenway in 2011 to […]

  •   MORONI, June 18, 2019―Globally, the traditional response to electricity theft is to disconnect users, prosecute, and undertake vigorous meter audits. This helps to recover some losses but doesn’t address the root cause. In Comoros, the World Bank’s ESMAP Africa Gender and Energy Program and national energy utility Société Nationale de l’Electricité des Comores (SONELEC) […]

  •   As shown in the latest UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) tracking report published last week, we are making some progress towards the goal of universal energy access by 2030. The number of people without access to electricity is now down to 840 million (compared to 1.2 billion in 2010). However, progress has been […]

  • Governments and donors in sub-Saharan Africa that adopt coordinated approaches to electrifying rural communities using distributed renewables can count on meaningful job creation, according to recent data from REEEP in Zambia. REEEP, which manages the Swedish-funded Beyond the Grid Fund Zambia (BGFZ), is so far supporting four private decentralized renewable energy companies in the southern […]

  •   Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), a non-profit membership association working with women energy experts globally, launched its newly created Women in Energy Expert Platform at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 10th April 2019, which brought together more than 2000 experts and 60% women speakers. The brand new platform has been […]

  • The Clean Cooking Alliance (“Alliance”) released its 2019 Clean Cooking Industry Snapshot (“Snapshot”), a first-of-its-kind publication that highlights investment and business model innovation in the clean cooking sector. The Snapshot gauges progress toward a sustainable and inclusive clean cooking industry, based on investment, operational, and financial performance data provided by more than 40 companies. Visit […]