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14 08 2019

Clean cooking – Investments and innovation

In the last few years the clean cooking industry has changed considerably due to the emerge and growth of innovative business models in developing countries and increased investments. Although access to finance remains a constraint for early-stage companies, the clean cooking industry is poised to transition from a long-standing development challenge to a market opportunity in the years to come. These are the highlights of a report from the Clean Cooking Alliance on sector investment and innovation. Investments and innovation:…

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01 08 2019

Electric cooking now cost-competitive

Cooking with renewable electricity is now well within the range of cost-competitiveness with cooking on traditional biomass or biogas. This is concluded in a new report called Beyond fire: how to achieve electric cooking by Hivos and World Future Council. The results show a significant improvement compared to three years ago, when the two organizations studied the cost-competitiveness for the first time. In many parts of Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa cooking with charcoal and firewood sources is still widespread and…

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03 07 2019

Clean cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa

Without huge efforts, around 700 million people (more than 80%) in Sub-Saharan Africa will still cook on traditional biomass in 2030. Phasing out traditional biomass has strong benefits for human health, biodiversity and the climate and can lead to reduced cooking costs. Although many projects for clean cooking are being initiated, the developments cannot keep up with population growth. The UN is therefore calling for clean cooking to be made a political priority. Policy options and pathways for change A…

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12 06 2019

Renewable energy: Dutch development results

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided an overview of the results achieved by the Netherlands in the field of development cooperation since 2015. What are the results regarding renewable energy (SDG 7)? Renewable energy in developing countries One billion people in developing countries do not yet have access to electricity. Another three billion people cook in traditional, polluting ways, causing harm to the environment and their health. The Netherlands is therefore investing in access to renewable energy, especially…

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01 05 2019

Realizing SDG 7: bridging financial challenges

Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) stands for access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Last Friday (5 April), Partners for Innovation was present at the national event for companies, financiers, NGOs and other parties working on the realization of this goal. An important topic was bridging financial challenges for project developers. A billion people have no access to modern means of electricity, and another 3 billion people still use heavily polluted fire wood an charcoal for…

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14 08 2019

Clean cooking – Investments and innovation

In the last few years the clean cooking industry has changed considerably due to the emerge and growth of innovative business models in developing countries and increased investments. Although access to finance remains a constraint for early-stage companies, the clean cooking industry is poised to transition from a long-standing development challenge to a market opportunity in the years to come. These are the highlights of a report from the Clean Cooking Alliance on sector investment and innovation. Investments and innovation:…

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01 08 2019

Electric cooking now cost-competitive

Cooking with renewable electricity is now well within the range of cost-competitiveness with cooking on traditional biomass or biogas. This is concluded in a new report called Beyond fire: how to achieve electric cooking by Hivos and World Future Council. The results show a significant improvement compared to three years ago, when the two organizations studied the cost-competitiveness for the first time. In many parts of Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa cooking with charcoal and firewood sources is still widespread and…

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03 07 2019

Clean cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa

Without huge efforts, around 700 million people (more than 80%) in Sub-Saharan Africa will still cook on traditional biomass in 2030. Phasing out traditional biomass has strong benefits for human health, biodiversity and the climate and can lead to reduced cooking costs. Although many projects for clean cooking are being initiated, the developments cannot keep up with population growth. The UN is therefore calling for clean cooking to be made a political priority. Policy options and pathways for change A…

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12 06 2019

Renewable energy: Dutch development results

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided an overview of the results achieved by the Netherlands in the field of development cooperation since 2015. What are the results regarding renewable energy (SDG 7)? Renewable energy in developing countries One billion people in developing countries do not yet have access to electricity. Another three billion people cook in traditional, polluting ways, causing harm to the environment and their health. The Netherlands is therefore investing in access to renewable energy, especially…

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01 05 2019

Realizing SDG 7: bridging financial challenges

Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) stands for access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Last Friday (5 April), Partners for Innovation was present at the national event for companies, financiers, NGOs and other parties working on the realization of this goal. An important topic was bridging financial challenges for project developers. A billion people have no access to modern means of electricity, and another 3 billion people still use heavily polluted fire wood an charcoal for…

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