Going Further, Faster

On June 15, 2016, Sustainable Energy for All held a meeting of its Advisory Board in Brussels in order to introduce a new strategic framework that would drive action on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The new framework, which ushers in a new period of action and policy development for SE4All, aims to meet the dual energy challenge: how do we ensure modern, reliable energy access to all without contributing to climate change? SE4All has acknowledged that reducing the carbon intensity of energy while making it…

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EU-Africa research cooperation to improve energy access in Africa

Energy in Africa is a rarer commodity than in the developed world, with 15% of the world’s population lives on the African continent, yet they represent only 3% of global electricity consumption. Electricity consumption per capita in sub-Saharan Africa is, on average, less than that needed to power a 50-watt light bulb continuously. The 48 sub-Saharan countries have a combined installed generation base of only 68gW, according to the African Development Bank Group. This is roughly equal to the generation capacity of Spain, a country that has a population of…

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