Press Releases

Solar Sister Workshop: Women Need a Seat at the Clean Energy Table

UN Foundation Kicks Off Project to Power Primary Health Facilities in Ghana and Uganda

Energy Access Practitioner Network, UN Foundation

UN Foundation Announces Results of Distributed Energy Market Survey at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum

USAID Announces $4 Million to Solar Start-ups for African Off-Grid Energy

d.light Raises Over $22 Million to Expand PayGo Business into New Off-Grid Solar Markets

LA RÉPONSE AUX ENJEUX CLIMATIQUES, D’EFFICACITÉ ÉNERGÉTIQUE ET D’ACCÈS À L’ÉNERGIE PASSE PAR L’INNOVATION SOCIALE

Social Innovation is Critical to Meeting the Energy and Climate Challenges Facing the World Today

d.light Comprehensive Pay-As-You-Go Solar Financing Platform Now Available to Global Partners

Solar­powered nanogrids bring affordable electricity to rural villages in Rwanda

Mobisol provides reliable solar power for a quarter million beneficiaries in Africa

ENERGY EFFICIENCY CALLED CRITICAL TO REDUCING ENERGY POVERTY IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD

Breakthrough: mPower Launches Portable Solar Generator for Outdoors and Blackouts, and Aims to Power Millions of Families without Electricity

LightUptheWorld Challenge: Passionate Travelers Apply for Rewarding Position

Mutunguru Hydro power project in Kenya has entered Power Purchase agreement stage

Smart Villages Announces Finalists in the Off-grid Energy Impact Competition for India

New Solar Project at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Begins Operation

Clean Energy, Energy Access, Energy Access Practitioner Network, Energy Access Practitioner Network Anniversary, technology

THE REXEL FOUNDATION AND THE UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION TEAM UP TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR ENERGY ACCESS

Clean Energy, Low-Cost Energy Access, Micro-grids and Electrification, Solar, technology

2nd “Solar for All” Contest Now Open for Applications: Attractive Prizes for Innovative Solar Electrification Solutions for Communities

Clean Energy, Energy Access Practitioner Network, Investment, technology, wind power

SheerWind a Disruptive Wind Power Technology Company Investor Opportunity to Impact Expanding Global Growth

Clean Energy, Energy Access, Investment, United Nations Foundation

UN Foundation Announces Billion-Dollar Investment Opportunity for Energy Access

Micro-Solar, United Nations Foundation

Off-Grid Electric Raises $25M From DBL Partners and SolarCity for Micro-Solar Leasing in Africa

Solar, United Nations Foundation

Solar Lighting in Developing Countries Expands to $300 Million per Year Industry

Clean Energy, United Nations Foundation

Angaza Raises $4M To Make Clean Energy Affordable For World’s 1.2 Billion Off-Grid Consumers

United Nations Foundation

More than 15,000 people have electricity with the "Luz en Casa Oaxaca" programme - Fundación ACCIONA Microenergía

United Nations Foundation

Startup Perú awards PowerMundo Grant for Dynamic and High Impact Entrepreneurs

United Nations Foundation

Practitioner Network member We Care Solar wins $1 million “Powering the Future We Want” award

Promethean Power Systems

Promethean Power Systems Installs 2.5 MWh of Thermal Energy Storage in India

d.light

"The Quality Solar Lantern for Everyone"

United Nations General Assembly

December 21, 2013 - United Nations General Assembly Declares 2014-2024 the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

Affordable Energy, Clean

April 18, 2013 - Coca-Cola Launches Solar Initiative to Empower Small Businesses by Providing Clean, Affordable Energy

Clean Energy

April 18, 2013 - Government-private Sector Collaboration Crucial for Providing Clean Energy, Ban says

Advisory Board Members

April 30, 2013 - UN Secretary-General and World Bank President Name Sustainable Energy for All Advisory Board Members

Sustainable Energy Network of Ghana

May 15, 2013 - United Nations Foundation Welcomes Sustainable Energy Network of Ghana

Energy Without borders

November 15, 2013 - Energy Without borders - Rural Electrification with Solar Charger Strawberry Mini SOS

Zayed Future Energy Prize

November 17, 2014 - Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury Meets to Select 2014 Winners

November 27, 2013 - Toward Universal Energy Access – Launch of United Nations Foundation’s 2013 Energy Access Investment Directory

World Bank Group Finances for Sustainable Energy for All

November 27, 2013 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Outline Plans to Mobilize Financing for Sustainable Energy for All

Micro-grids and Electrification

February 23, 2014 - New Report on Micro-grids and Electrification

Climatecare Receives A Queen’s Award

April 21, 2014 - Climatecare Receives A Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development

3M Provides Grant

April 23, 2014 - 3M Provides Grant to New Vision on Behalf of 3M Employees/Volunteers

Sustainable Energy for All Forum

May 21, 2014 - UN Secretary-General to Host First Sustainable Energy for All Forum (4-6 June): Ministers, leaders from business and civil society to assess progress, chart way forward to reach targets on energy access, efficiency, renewables

May 23, 2014 - Practitioners win 2014 Ashden Awards

Small-Scale Energy Solutions

June 3, 2014 - Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid Increasing Access through Small-Scale Energy Solutions

Video Series on Bringing Solar Power to Rural India

July 17, 2014 - Sierra Club and Center For American Progress Premiere Video Series on Bringing Solar Power to Rural India

Energy Access Practitioner Network Anniversary

July 22, 2014 - The Energy Access Practitioner Network Celebrates its 3rd Anniversary; Hon. Eng. Minister Irene Muloni, Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda, delivers keynote address on the occasion.

Low-Cost Energy Access

January 21, 2015 - UN Foundation Congratulates Low-Cost Energy Access Innovation Winner of 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize

Energy For Women and Children's HIO

UN Energy (2014). Report on Activities of Member Organizations and Partners of UN-Energy in support of 2014-2024 United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

WorldWatch Institute

Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap: Harnessing Domestic Energy Resources to Build a Reliable, Affordable, and Climate-Compatible Electricity System

UN ENERGY

Report on Activities of Member Organizations and Partners of UN-Energy in support of 2014-2024 United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

WORLD BANK

February 11, 2015 - Tanzania's clean energy market leaders, government and civil society outline action roadmap for universal energy access by 2030