October 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Solar in the Developing World:

Here a news article about of workshop "Solar in the Developing World" which we organized in the framework of SPI in Anaheim. http://tinyurl.com/yzgpao6

Added by Guido Glania on October 29, 2009 at 11:07am — No Comments

Rural Electrification News

Interested in rural electrification with renewable energy? If yes, see our latest newsletter: http://www.ruralelec.org/238.0.html#c1756

Added by Guido Glania on October 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) founded

Addis Ababa, October 2009

The aim of this new Alliance is to speed up electrification and fight climate change at the same time: Representatives from various African countries today in Addis Ababa established the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA). In this Alliance, utilities, industry, policy-makers and the civil society will work together to boost the take-up of sustainable electrification and thermal power. Abel Didier Tella, Secretary General of union of African utilities UPDEA,… Continue

Added by Guido Glania on October 26, 2009 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Millions of CDM credits could be generated after the approval of a biodiesel/biofuel/bioenergy methodology.

This is about the most progressive CDM move for the past several years and for such a simple ideology it has taken many hours of debate, cajoling, table bashing and even flared tempers to get approval. The methodology implies land assessment partnerships with the CDM consultants within national offices, National and Regional land offices (Departments responsible for primary land assessment and recommendations for land us), local community partnerships and above all a clear value chain for… Continue

Added by CLIVE RICHARDSON on October 22, 2009 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Are you Selling your products or services to NGOs, Civic Organisations and SMEs? Read on ...

About the Procurement Gateway - Civic Society, NGO and SME's Buying Group

Some feedback:

We started this project 3 months ago, because we ourselves as a civic organisation faced various challenges reaching a wide net of potential suppliers for the Adopt-a-Pothole program … we just didn’t have enough information about you as a “supplier”; neither did we have any relevant information on other potential suppliers for the project.

We started by following the… Continue

Added by Laurinda Seabra on October 17, 2009 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Spare the moon for Ramadan

Spare the moon for Ramadan

By Chidi Emmanuel

Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran," US Senator McCain jokingly said during one of his interviews when asked about the Iranian nuclear threat during the US presidential election campaign. Although it was a joke, many people cried foul over the comment. In the past, Americans have bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Vietnam, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, etc. As if these are not enough, their bombs couldn't spare the only moon… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on October 13, 2009 at 7:53pm — No Comments


America weakened, Russia growing stronger, Iran emboldened, North Korea resuming nuclear activities, Middle East peace stalled, Guantanamo still operating, US drones still killing innocent Pakistanis and Afghans, Africa worst than ever in terms of aid etc…….. the question is ----

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on October 9, 2009 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment

Safflower or Jatropha

For sustainability, which of these two feedstocks for biodiesel is more appropriate - Jatropha or Safflower.

Added by Adekunle Peter Orimolade on October 2, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Africa Business Women Network

Today Africa Business Communities launches the Africa Business Women Network.

All African business women - and African women who want to start a business - are more than welcome to join!

Follow this link to visit the Africa Business Women Network:…


Added by Bas Vlugt on October 1, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

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