February 2019 | Diesel's Demise
Diesel is dying in rural economies: data

Long the only choice for off-grid, under-the-grid and back-up power generation in emerging economies, diesel is now on a death watch with the rise of renewable-powered machinery, growing solar adoption by rural enterprises, and business and finance innovation. That means billions of dollars saved and gigatons of emissions avoided. Read more»
In conversation: Thomas Gottschalk, A2EI

This new non-profit from the founders of Mobisol is looking to support standalone solar and mini-grid innovation that will become the "generator killer" and finally get rid of diesel. What are the applications that will play the biggest role and where? Listen»

Fact Sheet: Energy subsidy in India

Diesel is not the only fossil fuel being displaced. Kerosene is also fading. Yet governments continue to prop up dirty sources of energy despite clear benefits of switching. In India, data from IISD show that decentralized renewables made up only 1.2% of renewable energy subsidies and 0.12% of total energy subsidies, amounting to just US$27.6 million in 2017. More»

Research Summary: Mini-grids in Ethiopia
In the fifth of our mini-grid market assessment series, we highlight the US$639 millionopportunity in Ethiopia as quantified by the African Development Bank's Green Mini-Grid Market Development Program. 16.2% of the 100 million population are best served by mini-grids. Read»
Spotlight: Diesel displacement in Myanmar

Mee Panyar is helping villages in rural Myanmar transition from diesel to solar power through training programs to support electricians operating mini-grids. This decreases household electricity prices by up to 50%, reduces carbon emissions by 60%, and creates opportunity for productive uses. More»

Campaign Updates

With a newly redesigned website, Power for All is ready to feature even more great stories from the distributed renewables sector. Learn how you can benefit. We are also proud to welcome a number of new partners to the campaign. Keep up to date»

"The cost (from diesel) on the health of citizens is too high and governments need to move in the direction of clean fuels for vehicles and power generation"
- Muindi Kanyiva, African Population and Health Research Center, 2019
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