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  • High-Level Conference on Renewable Energy & Clean Cooking

    12/11/2019

    High-Level Conference on Renewable Energy & Clean Cooking November 12, 2019 On 18-19 November 2019, the Energy Nexus Network, Global Renewables Congress, Tony Blair Institute, the World Future Council and Hivos, in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone will organize the High-Level Conference on Renewable Energy & Clean Cooking. The conference will take […]

  • Death by Dirty Cooking

    05/11/2019

    TripleCam Productions Death by Dirty Cooking November 5, 2019 "It would cost an estimated $4.4 billion annually to meet the world’s residential clean-cooking needs – far more than what is currently available. While that figure is not small, it is dwarfed by the costs of inaction" says Kandeh Yumkella (former United Nations under-secretary-general and chair […]

  • Hivos partners in first global cooking campaign: Clean Cooking Is..

    05/11/2019

    photo: Sven Torfinn. Uganda, Nyambare, December 2015. James Namara (born 30/08/1958) from Nyambare James ays: There is a future in agriculture. And fire wood is a mayor problem in these areas. The digester saves time, no more smoky kitchens. And the by-product (slurry) is the most importent benefit. (James is not interested in the gas […]

  • Clean Cooking Forum 2019

    01/11/2019

    photo: Sven Torfinn. Uganda, Rukungiri, December 2015. Faith Ndyamuhaki (18 years) daughter of Nelson Mubagizi, using Bio Gas to cook vegetables. A Biogas digester is installed closely to the barn which houses cows. In the mornings, one should throw 2 to 3 buckets of cow dung into digester, mix it with water and then let […]

  • Digital rights of vulnerable energy consumers at risk

    30/10/2019

    Sven Torfinn Digital rights of vulnerable energy consumers at risk October 30, 2019 Opinion by Eco Matser, co-authored by Merit Hindriks Digitalization is transforming the energy sector in both developed and developing economies. Every year, new tools and processes are altering energy providers’ business models and creating completely new ones. This changes how energy providers […]

  • Challenges in leveraging (inter)national finance for energy access in Kenya

    16/10/2019

    Triple Cam Productions Challenges in leveraging (inter)national finance for energy access in Kenya October 16, 2019 Kajiado County and its efforts to bring decentralized renewable energy to its people Kajiado County is predominantly semi-arid and sits on the outskirts of Nairobi in the south of Kenya. At the moment, about 39 percent of the county […]

  • Journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean finalize first phase of Renewable Energy Course

    08/10/2019

    Journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean finalize first phase of Renewable Energy Course October 8, 2019 From August - September 2019, more than 150 journalists from different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the ‘Renewable Energy Course for Journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean’ implemented by Hivos and the Latin […]

  • Climate Action Summit 2019 – Key takeaways from the Energy Transition Track: Clean Cooking, Energy and Health

    26/09/2019

    Sven Torfinn Climate Action Summit 2019 – Key takeaways from the Energy Transition Track: Clean Cooking, Energy and Health September 26, 2019 On 22 September 2019, during the Energy Transition Track: Clean Cooking, Energy and Health session, prior to the United Nations Climate Action Summit, government and private sector representatives, local authorities and members from […]

  • Putting clean cooking on the agenda

    21/09/2019

    Putting clean cooking on the agenda September 21, 2019 A Q&A with Rita Poppe From September 23 to 29, the city of New York will host the annual climate week. Besides panel discussion, concerts and exhibitions, the Climate Action Summit of the UN Secretary-General will be organized. In the same week, the SDG Summit will […]

  • Briquetting: From agriculture waste to fuel

    02/09/2019

    t/sdcard/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR1060 Briquetting: From agriculture waste to fuel September 2, 2019 Guest blog by Ann Songole and Bob Aston The silence could have easily been mistaken for inactivity except that there was a systematic production work in progress. On this particular day, ARTI Energy, a briquette manufacturing company in Salasala in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania had […]

  • Women’s Involvement in Energy Availability and Utilization: Indonesian Independence, Energy Independence

    27/08/2019

    Women’s Involvement in Energy Availability and Utilization: Indonesian Independence, Energy Independence August 27, 2019 One week has passed since the celebration of the 74th years Indonesian Independence Day, but the calling for independence in various ways continues. The country’s commitment to be independent and to actualize the renewable energy targets continues. Inequality of access to […]

  • Cigarettes can teach us a lesson when it comes to clean cooking

    20/08/2019

    photo: Sven Torfinn. Tanzania, Moshi, December 2015. Helena Mucharo (55) is living on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro near the town of Moshi in Northern Tanzania. Helena’s health was effected by the smoke of cooking on firewood at least three times a day for her large family. Together with her husband Joshua (63) she decided […]