The 2013 edition of the Poor People’s Energy Outlook (PPEO) focuses upon energy for community services such as health, education and community infrastructure. Over 1 Billion people are served by health facilities without electricity. 50% of children (291 Million children!) in the developing world go to schools without access to any electricity.
This article explains how in 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants – and the gap is widening!
“The impact of decentralized renewable energy on livelihoods – a survey on solar home systems for villagers in the East Pamirs/Tajikistan” - thesis written by Maximilian Jedemann fron the University of Koln, supervised by Professor Dr. Boris Braun
The largest wind power plant in the region is being built in Bostanlyke. According to the company, the installed capacity of the equipment is 750 kW, height – 65 m, diameter of blades – 50 m, diameter at the base of the tower – 3.6 m. It is the first time that a wind power plant […]
Here is an interesting insight from Turkey where local villagers have initiated a wind power project to address local energy needs.
At the end of July 2011, ‘The Light Thief’ opened in London after several months of wrangling since its selection successes at the Cannes, Locarno, Berlin and the Toronto Film Festivals in 2010. The film is by award-winning Kyrgyz director Aktan Arym Kubat. This may be the first time you have heard of Kyrgyzstan or […]
Energy poverty is a current challenge for many rural mountainous regions in Asia. Adapting traditional heating methods with renewable energy solutions may be a way of solving some of these issues.
Published on EurasiaNet.org (http://www.eurasianet.org). Submitted by k_kumkova on October 18, 2010 – 1:26pm This year, according to the whitewater-rafting guide, the water was too high, it was too dangerous. The group of beginners he was guiding down one of Kyrgyzstan’s most accessible rivers couldn’t handle the rapids ahead. Downstream, reservoirs were overflowing, causing authorities […]
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S ADVISORY GROUP ON ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE (AGECC) SUMMARY REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS – 28 April 2010 From a Central Asian perspective, this document outlines the recommendations for a strategy of change that should affect all levels of society in this region. Most parts of Central Asia experience severe energy poverty in terms of […]