Sustainable Energy for Development: People, organizations, and projects active in environmentally benign energy sources for developing countries.
Ken Novak's Weblog
Thursday, May 26, 2005
ADB Funds Solar Thermal Power Station in Morocco: The African Development Bank is lending 136m Euros, and GEF is contributing additional funds. "It will help raise the installed production capacity of the national electricity authority (ONE) from 200 to 250 MW and to inject about 1,590 GWh into the interconnected system, including 55 GWh from solar energy. .. The Bank is a major partner of Morocco in the energy sector. It has financed 10 operations (9 projects and 1 study) in the energy sector for a total amount of UA 262.26 million. " Start-up date and duration: February 2005, 4 years. 1:25:30 AM
Monday, May 23, 2005
Fundable: A web site for pooling money in small groups. "Get it to happen or get your money back." Could be great for non-profits, open-source coders or freelancers wanting to get paid for making a contribution, fans raising money to fund a concert, bulk buying, school projects, and more. (How about a private lottery: if we all chip in, one of us gets to go somewhere amazing..) [From Hugh Pyle] 11:35:26 PM
SEFI: UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative: "SEFI is the UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative - a platform providing financiers with the tools, support, and global network needed to conceive and manage investments in the complex and rapidly changing marketplace for clean energy technologies. SEFI's goal is to foster investment in sustainable energy projects by providing up-to-date investor information, facilitating deal origination, developing partnerships, and creating the momentum needed to shift sustainable energy from the margins of energy supply to the mainstream. " Includes a Sustainable Energy Finance Directory of over 200 organizations.
Related: BASE: Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy: "BASE helps to build strategic partnerships between entrepreneurs and financiers to mobilize capital for sustainable energy in both developing and industrialized countries. BASE is a non-profit foundation and UNEP Collaborating Centre." Offers links to related financing efforts. 12:08:49 PM
Global Village Energy Project: An information hub for sustainable energy in several developing countries. "GVEP is a voluntary Partnership that brings together developing and industrialized country governments, public and private organizations, multilateral institutions, consumers and others in an effort to ensure access to modern energy services by the poor. " Currently lists over 400 partners, 80 publications, and services to facilitate project finance. Started in the World Bank, then shifted to ITDG in the UK. 12:01:31 PM