Member News: April 2022

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2022 SEforALL Forum

The 2022 SEforALL Forum will take place 17-19 May in Kigali, Rwanda. The Forum is the landmark global gathering bringing people together to take stock of progress, showcase success and identify solutions to achieve faster, broader gains towards sustainable energy for all. It serves as a platform to broker new partnerships, spur investment, address challenges and drive action towards realizing Sustainable Development Goal 7 and a global clean energy transition. Registration is open for both in-person and virtual attendance.

Member: SEforALL

2022 Clean Cooking Forum

Save the Date: CCA is excited to announce that it will be hosting the 2022 Clean Cooking Forum in Accra, Ghana from October 11-13 to unite stakeholders across the clean cooking sector. Co-hosted by CCA and the Government of Ghana, the Clean Cooking Forum 2022 will convene global leaders to pave the way for much needed action. Join policymakers, entrepreneurs, investors, donors, and other key partners to help bring clean cooking to the billions who live without it. More details and registration information to come.

Member: Clean Cooking Alliance

The interactive PFAN Annual Report 2021 is out!

n 2021, The Private Financing Advisory Network achieved a significant milestone: USD 2 billion of investment leveraged by PFAN-supported projects; extended tailored coaching support to 216 climate and clean energy projects; supported 41 projects to reach financial closure; added 47 new PFAN Advisors, bringing the total number up to 182 clean energy financing experts around the world; launched the Pakistan Private Sector Energy Project (PPSE) and developed a pipeline of 19 projects; published the report “Investing in a Cooler Future for All” in partnership with Clean Cooling Collaborative and held a series of masterclasses together with Value For Women on Gender Lens Advisory Services and much more. Explore the interactive report!

Member: Private Financing Advisory Network

Join us for the I4E Energy Storage Trends Webinar on 28 Apr

Join our second webinar under ARE’s new Innovation for Electrification (I4E) showcase series on the topic of ‘Energy Storage Trends’ on 28 April 2022 at 14:00 – 15:00 CEST!

The 60-minute webinar will feature presentations from ARE Members and gives participants the chance to:

– Learn more about energy storage trends in emerging markets;
– Interact with sector experts and ask questions; and
– Connect directly with business leaders from the ARE Membership and network.

Read more here.

Member: Alliance for Rural Electrification

ISEC 2022 – Conference for Renewable Heating and Cooling in Integrated Urban and Industrial Energy Systems (5–7 April 2022)

ISEC 2022, the International Sustainable Energy Conference will be held as a hybrid conference in Graz, Austria, 5–7 April 2022. AEE INTEC is expecting participants from all over the world including experts from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and IRENA, as well as globally recognized key-note speakers who will highlight pathways to a CO2-free energy future. Please find further information on the conference website. The program for ISEC 2022 will be published end of January, 2022.

Member: AEE INTEC – AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies

20 African clean energy leaders selected for pioneering programme to help end energy poverty

GOGLA is excited to announce that 20 African companies have been selected to participate in ELEVATE, a pilot programme to support the next generation of locally-owned and managed companies in the off-grid solar sector. The programme will bridge the gap between African companies and international networks and financiers, and enhance their investor readiness. It will offer a specialized suite of technical expertise that will accelerate the companies’ ability to reach rural homes and businesses with life-changing solar electricity.  Read more here.

Member: GOGLA

EuroSun 2022 to take place in Kassel, Germany

EuroSun 2022 – the ISES and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry will take place in Kassel, Germany from 25 – 29 September 2022.

Taking place in Kassel, Germany – home to key renewable energy industries, the University of Kassel, research centers and known for its world-famous art exhibition documenta as well as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site – the conference will provide a forum for scientists/researchers, engineers, architects, and representatives from industry and business to present and discuss their latest findings, developments and perspectives.

EuroSun 2022 will give you a chance to present your work, meet researchers, developers, and industry and government representatives, and send you home inspired and motivated to continue moving the world towards 100% renewable energy.

The programme will include distinguished keynote speakers, technical oral and poster sessions, workshops, technical tours, dedicated events for young researchers as well as social events where you will have the opportunity to network, meet old friends and to make new ones. Read more here.

Member: International Solar Energy Society

Euroheat & Power Conference 2022

After more than two years, the Euroheat & Power Conference 2022 (#22EHPconf) will bring the district heating and cooling (DHC) community together again in Brussels. The pandemic may have interrupted our physical networking, but it has not stopped the energy transition! The European DHC industry, represented by Euroheat & Power (EHP), has pledged to pursue the full decarbonisation of DHC networks in Europe before 2050.

To achieve this goal, the DHC sector will have to innovate and invest so that networks grow smarter, more efficient and become better integrated with the wider energy system. The 2022 EHP Conference will bring together the worlds of policy, industry and research to reflect on how DHC can become the best possible version of itself over the coming years and contribute to achieving climate and energy ambitions. We look forward to welcoming you to Brussels! Read more here.


Renewables contribute record 81% to capacity growth in 2021

The world added almost 257 GW of renewable energy capacity in 2021, accounting for a record 81% of the total power capacity expansion last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Monday. The global renewable generation capacity increased 9.1% during 2021, reaching 3,064 GW, of which 1,230 GW was hydropower. Read more here.

Member: IRENA

World Bank and DOE Philippines Offshore Wind Roadmap Launch (20 April 2022)

The Philippines has immense offshore wind potential, with the World Bank estimating over 178 GW of technical offshore wind potential in the country. With a rapidly rising energy demand and goals to increase renewable energy shares to 50% in the country’s energy mix by 2040, offshore wind can play an important role in increasing energy security and decarbonization efforts in the Philippines. Building up the country’s offshore wind market can also support the growth of many socioeconomic benefits including job creation, local economic growth, and low-cost sustainable energy.

On April 20, 2022 from 13:00-17:00 GMT+8, the Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) and the World Bank Group, with funding from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), will be launching the first-ever Philippines Offshore Wind Roadmap, which will lay out the potential and concrete next steps for developing a robust offshore wind industry in the Philippines. The roadmap launch will bring together stakeholders from across the public and private sector to discuss technical, economic, environmental, social, employment, and financing aspects of establishing the country’s offshore wind market.

The half-day launch event is open to the public with Q&A. Read more here.

Member: World Bank

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Investment Bank to enhance cooperation on promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development

UNIDO and EIB ( sign a Joint Declaration to strengthen cooperation; Focus on circular economy, clean energy, climate change action and access to finance; Initial focus on Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Read more here.

Member: UNIDO

South Australia grid reaches record high of 136.6 pct renewables

South Australia, widely regarded as the most world’s most advanced gigawatt-scale grid in the transition to wind and solar, set a new record high instantaneous share of 136.6 per cent of domestic demand on Sunday. Read more here.

Member: Government of South Australia