Insights of Micro-Grid Academy project at Sapienza University of Rome

Energy Systems for Sustainable Development Open Class

On 18 December 2017 the Engineering Faculty of Sapienza University held an open class morning on energy systems for sustainable development. Experts from Sapienza University, the State University of New York and RES4Africa gave their insights on ongoing projects, technologies and sustainable energy systems that are instrumental to the electrification and overall development of certain geographical areas. […]

ENEL HOSTS CONFERENCE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ITALY

               Enel hosted a conference on 5 December 2017 on renewable energy challenges and opportunities for Italy. Among others, the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Enel CEO Francesco Starace opened the discussion. PM Gentiloni presented SEN (Strategia Energetica Nazionale) with clear ambitious objectives such as decarbonization. Mr. Starace […]

RES4MED&Africa releases White Paper on Innovation & Sustainability

Graphic credits: PriceWaterhouseCoopers publication “Blockchain: Exploring the disruptive potential of decentralized storage and peer to peer transactions in the energy industry” Innovation represents the main driver that enables the energy sector to provide efficient, affordable and reliable solutions to advance energy access and catalyse sustainable economic development. RES4MED’s approach involves matching innovative technological solutions, sustainable […]

The 4th Advanced Training Course has been completed in Milan

17 November 2017, Milan – RES4MED&Africa held the 4th edition of its flagship Advanced Training Course (ATC) in Milan. The ATC was organised in cooperation with Enel Foundation and Politecnico di Milano, and gathered 35 participants from Southern-Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa for a two-week course on the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy (RE) solutions […]

RES4MED&Africa organises Executive Seminar to the European Commission in Brussels

7 November 2017, Brussels – RES4MED&Africa led an Executive Seminar to the European Commission (EC) on concrete recommendations about what it takes to foster renewable energy (RE) investments in the Southern- Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa. Speakers from the RES4MED&Africa member network conveyed their insights based on direct experience in renewables investments in Southern-Mediterranean and Sub- Saharan […]

RES4MED&Africa organizes session at Ecomondo Conference

RES4Africa in cooperation with Key Energy organized a conference titled “International Scenarios for Renewable Energies”, within the 21st edition of Ecomondo EXPO. Representatives of the private sector, institutions and NGOs met on November 10th in Rimini to discuss renewable energy transition, also in relation to Clean Energy and Energy Access, Sustainable Development Goal n°7 (SDG7). Among the speakers, representatives […]

IRENA releases report “Unlocking Renewable Energy Investment: The role of risk mitigation and structured finance”

Scaling up renewable energy calls for mobilising a massive investment increase. Renewables bring far reaching benefits in terms of human health, energy access, environmental protection and the response to climate change, along with the potential to create new jobs around the world. Amid rapidly falling technology costs, meanwhile, renewable energy technologies have become increasingly cost-competitive […]

IEA releases WEO-2017 Special Report “Energy Access Outlook” in Rome

Universal energy access by 2030 is now within reach thanks to growing political will and falling costs

Download full report IEA website A new and detailed analysis from the International Energy Agency finds that the most cost-effective strategy for providing universal access to electricity and clean-cooking facilities in developing countries is compatible with meeting global climate goals, and prevents millions of premature deaths each year. It would also benefit women the most, […]