News

  • Maher Chebbo Named Chair of the REEEP Governing Board
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on June 6, 2018 at 11:10 am

    We are pleased to announce that Maher Chebbo, Chief Innovation Officer for Global Digital Energy Solutions at GE Power, has accepted the position of Chair of the REEEP Governing Board. […]

  • Entrepreneurs Pitch Climate & Clean Energy Projects to Investors at PFAN Forum in Vienna
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on May 16, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Eight clean energy entrepreneurs from West Africa and Asia had the opportunity to pitch their projects directly to investors today at the Private Financing Advisory Network’s (PFAN) second global Climate & Clean Energy Investment Forum. […]

  • REEEP and UNIDO Agree to Strengthen Cooperation
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on April 4, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) have reaffirmed their commitment to cooperating for the promotion of sustainable energy solutions and sound environmental practices in developing countries and emerging economies, as a way to further inclusive and sustainable development. […]

  • PFAN Launches Open-Ended Call for Proposals in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on March 5, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    PFAN has launched a call for proposals for climate and clean energy projects and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Selected projects will receive no-cost coaching by professional consultants and, once they are investment-ready, benefit from PFAN’s Investment Facilitation services. Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or scale-up clean energy or other climate change-related projects and seeking an investment of up to $50 million are invited to apply. This is an open-ended call for proposals without a deadline. […]

  • PFAN Investment Forum in Singapore Puts Climate and Clean Energy Projects in Asia in the Spotlight
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on February 16, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Ten climate and clean energy entrepreneurs pitched for a total of over USD 31 million of investment to an audience of close to 90 investors at the 8th annual Asia Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing, organised in Singapore by the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) on February 2nd. PFAN selected these ten projects from a total of 74 proposals, received from 12 countries in Asia. […]

  • PFAN Launches Open-Ended Call for Proposals in Sub-Saharan Africa
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on December 21, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    PFAN has launched an open-ended call for proposals for the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or scale-up clean energy or other climate change-related projects and seeking an investment of up to $50 million are invited to apply here. […]

  • Mini-grids can quickly achieve universal access in India, cut emissions: report
    by John Tkacik on December 13, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Renewable energy mini-grids have huge potential to contribute to the Indian government’s 24x7 Power for All agenda by rapidly expanding reliable electrification in thousands of suitable villages, as well as mitigating significant greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new publication, “Scale and Sustainability: Toward a Public-Private Paradigm in Powering India”. This report was published by REEEP with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation. […]

  • PFAN, ECREEE and CTCN Launch Call for Proposals for Women-led Sustainable Energy Enterprises in West Africa
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on September 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    ECREEE, CTCN and PFAN have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa, as part of the CTCN/ECOWAS Project on Mainstreaming Gender for a Climate-Resilient Energy System in West Africa. Women-led businesses employing clean energy solutions to facilitate women's economic empowerment in the ECOWAS countries and seeking investments of up to USD 50 million are invited to apply here by the 27th of November, 2017. […]

  • Press Release: Sweden's Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Signs First Contracts with Energy Service Providers. The Goal: Modern Energy for One Million Zambians
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on July 10, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Sweden’s Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin signed four contracts last Friday with companies offering a variety of rural energy solutions, marking the start of operations of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ). The USD25m Fund, which is financed by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and managed by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), aims to bring modern energy to one million Zambians, and build a solid foundation for continuing growth of the market such that it can serve all Zambians. […]

  • Press Release: Local Project Launch of ‘Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water’ Project
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on July 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    The project “Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water” has entered its implementation phase, as was announced during an event at the Department of Environmental Affairs in Pretoria, South Africa last Friday. The 2.5-year project is funded by the EU, with UNIDO as Implementation Partner and REEEP as Execution Partner. The initiative promotes the market-based deployment of energy efficiency measures and clean energy technologies and services in municipal waterworks, commencing with pilot demonstration projects in South Africa. […]

  • PFAN Call for Proposals: Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on June 2, 2017 at 9:06 am

    The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is now accepting proposals for the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia.  […]

  • Private Financing Advisory Network Relaunched under REEEP and UNIDO Hosting
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on May 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    On the 10th of May, 2017, the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) was officially relaunched under its new hosting arrangement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in cooperation with REEEP in Vienna, Austria. Under this arrangement, PFAN’s activities will be scaled up by a factor of two to five by the year 2020. […]

  • CTI PFAN Call for Proposals: Project Development and Financing Initiative in India
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on January 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is now accepting proposals from India for participation in the Project Development and Financing Initiative. This PFAN India initiative will present promising clean energy projects from India to interested investors. The initiative actively seeks renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that are financially viable, socially responsible and environmentally beneficial. […]

  • Press Release: EU-funded Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa Initiative Announced
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on November 15, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    A new EU-funded pilot initiative for market-based clean energy technologies and services deployment for South African municipal water works was launched last week at an EU Pavilion event at COP22. The event was organised by the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the South African Department for Environmental Affairs (DEA), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA). […]

  • Press Release: REEEP and PFAN Side Event at COP22: Experts stress crucial importance of financing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in ensuring success of the Paris Agreement
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on November 11, 2016 at 9:09 am

    At the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a panel of experts discussed how innovative financing solutions and closer stakeholder engagement can help developing countries reach and exceed the targets set in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the 2015 Paris Agreement, and how to ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a meaningful and central role in this effort. The panel included high-level representatives from the public and private sector. […]

  • IRENA and REEEP release new tool to aid in harmonizing and streamlining renewable energy knowledge
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on October 11, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced the release of Renewables Tagger, a new extension of the Climate Tagger automated knowledge-cataloguing system. The Renewables Tagger, which will be integrated into IRENA’s REsource knowledge management platform as well as made publicly available at no cost, will contribute to streamlining and improving the global renewable energy knowledge landscape. […]

  • PFAN Passes $1 Billion Mark in Clean Energy Financing
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on September 8, 2016 at 10:58 am

    The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), a clean energy financing advisory group, has announced that it has passed the $ 1 billion mark in total financing raised for clean energy projects in developing countries. The multilateral public-private partnership, currently transitioning to a new governance and hosting arrangement within the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and REEEP, has now raised total financing of $1.2 billion. […]

  • CKB Side Event at GGKP Conference: Linking Climate Knowledge to Green Growth
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on September 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    The CKB and REEEP side event 'Linking Climate Knowledge to Green Growth', which was held yesterday at the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Conference on Jeju Island, South Korea, was a great success! It was led by Quinn Reifmesser, REEEP's Senior Manager of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, and featured contributions by PFAN's Peter Storey and Mairi Dupar of CDKN. […]

  • Call for Experts on Clean Energy in Urban Water Works in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies
    by Anonymous on August 10, 2016 at 9:27 am

    REEEP is calling for experts and consultants for its new Roster for Clean Energy in Urban Water Works in developing countries and emerging economies. This Call for Experts is now closed. […]

  • REEEP July Renewables Roundup: Summer of Solar
    by Maria van Veldhuizen on June 28, 2016 at 8:33 am

    The past month has seen the publication of a number of reports concerning renewable energy and energy efficiency. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in particular released a number of interesting publications on the current state and the future of solar energy, to coincide with their #summerofsolar campaign. The NewsREEEP Renewables Roundup provides a synthesis of the most exciting findings. […]

  • Sweden opens first financing round of €20m off-grid electrification fund for Zambia
    by John Tkacik on June 21, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    The Government of Sweden and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced today the opening of the first financing round of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia. The €20m Fund aims to bring modern clean energy access to one million Zambians and jump-start the country’s burgeoning markets for energy services. The Fund will directly support private enterprises in the off-grid energy space through an innovative new results-based financing approach. […]

  • Tide of support for Climate Knowledge Manifesto
    by Sigmund Kluckner on May 30, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Sigmund Kluckner, the Coordinator of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, provides a round-up of the astonishing response received by the Group’s ‘Manifesto’ since it was launched some eight months ago. Could delivering the Manifesto be just what’s needed to hasten action on the Paris climate agreement? […]

  • Sida PFAN Initiative on Clean Energy Financing Accepting Applications
    by John Tkacik on March 22, 2016 at 9:24 am

    The Sida PFAN Initiative on Clean Energy Financing (SPICEF) seeks to nurture entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams and consortia with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of linking them with investment and finance and making them happen. SPICEF is now accepting applications from project developers in the East and Southern African regions before May 8th 2016. […]

  • Sweden launches new fund to bring clean energy to one million Zambians.
    by John Tkacik on March 4, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Lusaka, 04 March 2016. The Government of Sweden, Power Africa and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced this week the launch of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, an ambitious new market-based undertaking to bring clean energy access to one million Zambians and accelerate private sector growth in energy generation and distribution in the country. […]

  • The Private Finance Gap: Challenges and Opportunities
    by John Tkacik on January 18, 2016 at 7:50 am

    At the Paris COP21, an expert panel including REEEP's Martin Hiller and Peter Storey of CTI-PFAN looked at the challenges and opportunities to scaling-up private financing for adaptation projects in the developing world.      […]

  • Rockefeller Foundation and REEEP to investigate lessons of mini-grid market development in India
    by John Tkacik on December 14, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Since 2010, The Rockefeller Foundation has been working to expand access to electricity in India through a model utilising mini-grids for lighting and productive use. In 2014, The Rockefeller Foundation significantly intensified this work with a USD 75 million commitment as part of a new Smart Power for Rural Development Initiative (SPRD), which seeks to electrify 1,000 villages in India over the next several years.  […]

  • UNIDO and REEEP join hands to co-host the next generation of PFAN to accelerate private financing for clean energy businesses in the developing world
    by John Tkacik on November 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    VIENNA, 26 November, 2015. The governing board of the Private Finance Advisory Network (PFAN), a multilateral public-private partnership that connects clean energy businesses with private financing, announced today that it has entered negotiations with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) for the two organizations to jointly host the next generation of PFAN in Vienna. […]

  • REEEP at COP 21
    by John Tkacik on November 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    The 21st Conference of the Parties, the most momentous COP in nearly two decades, begins on November 30th, 2015. REEEP will be participating in the following events at Le Bourget. […]

  • IRENA and DTU Launch World’s Most Detailed Wind Resource Data
    by John Tkacik on October 22, 2015 at 8:21 am

    The most detailed data and statistics on global wind energy potential are now available online, thanks to a free resource launched today by IRENA and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The Global Wind Atlas provides wind resource data at one-kilometre resolution. Prior to this release, global wind data was only publically available at 10-kilometre resolution or poorer, which resulted in underestimations, increased risk and increased costs for wind energy planners.  […]

  • REEEP Kenya Ventures Announced as Powering Agriculture Innovators
    by John Tkacik on October 22, 2015 at 8:11 am

    REEEP is proud to announce that two ventures from its Powering Agrifood Value Chains 2015 Portfolio have been announced as 2015 Innovators of the Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC). Sunculture and Futurepump, providers of solar-powered irrigation systems to medium and smallholder farmers, respectively, are "helping to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions that will enhance agricultural yields/productivity, decrease post-harvest loss, improve farmer and agribusiness income generating opportunities and revenues, and/or increase energy efficiency and associated savings within the operations of farms and agribusinesses all while stimulating low carbon economic growth within the agriculture sector of developing countries." […]