December 2019 | Decade in review
What a ride. 10 years ago distributed renewable energy was barely on the map. Fast forward a decade later, and we can rightfully feel proud of the progress we have made on SDG7, and the amazing innovation and impact we have achieved. Without question we must maintain a sense of urgency about doing more, faster, but as we begin the 2020s let's take a moment to celebrate our sector. Read »
Podcast: Linking climate and SDG7

As national governments prepare to update their commitments to emissions reductions as part of the Paris agreement, Stefan Mager of GIZ and Philipp Blechinger of Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI) discuss why distributed clean energy must play a larger role, not just for climate mitigation, but especially adaptation. Listen »

Video: India wants utilities to make way for mini-grids

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, a top advisor to the Indian prime minister, calls for single-window clearance for all micro-grid regulatory approvals and explains why India’s distribution companies need to become facilitators and catalysts for growth of micro-grids. Watch »

Visualization: Powering irrigation in India

This graph produced by our Platform for Energy Access Knowkedge (PEAK) suggests that decentralized renewables for irrigation could be instrumental in creating additional productivity. If you have data you want to visualize, let us know. Details »

Spotlight: Transforming power utilities

In our ongoing "Energizing Rural India" series, we examine the significant changes happening in India's energy sector, and the realization that only with greater integration of distributed renewable energy into the grid will reliable, quality electricity be possible. Read »

Campaign Updates

A HUGE thank you for supporting Power for All’s first giving campaign. If you didn’t have a chance to participate, there are more ways that you can help us reach our goal. We also led a training at the ILO, spoke about the exciting employment opportunities in the energy sector at a Shortlist event, hosted two Powering Jobs webinars with GAIN and GN-SEC and attended the Data, Information and Scientific Visualization Symposium in Africa. Keep up to date »

"Grid expansion alone will not be enough to electrify [rural] populations, but with a combination of distributed energy solutions and smart-grid expansion we can achieve universal, economically impactful electrification."

-  Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President, September 2019
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