ENERGIA developed a report for the World LP Gas Association, investigating the need for access to clean cooking energy for women and girls. The World Energy Outlook estimates that almost 1.3 billion people living mostly in developing Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa and in rural areas are without access to electricity. Reports estimate that another 2.6 billion people rely on traditional use of biomass for cooking and heating purposes which causes… Read more >
Are you empowering women and girls through sustainable energy? 2015 Ashden International Awards open for entries The Ashden Awards – the world’s leading green energy awards scheme – is seeking entries for its 2015 International Awards. Ashden particularly wants to hear from enterprises or programmes that are providing sustainable energy to women and girls (for example: clean cookstoves, electrification of health centres and clinics, vaccine refrigeration, solar street lighting, transport… Read more >
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks the support of a qualified consultant to promote the integration of gender considerations into expected capacity building projects of clean cookstoves and fuel companies. Please see the attached Terms of Reference for details and application instructions. Feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested. Applications and questions can be sent to Rachel Mahmud (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Corinne Hart (email@example.com).
As you may know, ESMAP has partnered with the World Bank’s Social Development team to develop a report on Gender and Electricity Infrastructure. The research is focusing on the linkages between gender and social issues on Electricity Infrastructure (Generation, Transmission and Distribution) through land and labor impacts. There is a need within this report, to have a better understanding of good practices and challenges within energy utilities, agencies and other public/private… Read more >
Neha Juneja showing the Greenway Smart Cookstove at the Ashden Awards Ceremony Photo: ENERGIA ENERGIA interviewed Neha Juneja, co-founder and CEO of Greenway Grameen, at the Ashden Awards 2014. She is an industrial engineer and has founded Greenway Grameen with two partners: a chemical engineer and a mechanical engineer. They started designing clean cookstoves in 2010, and launched their line of stoves in December 2011. To date, they have sold 140,000… Read more >