United Nations has called on
businesses, governments, and
civil society to achieve Sustainable
Energy for All by 2030
New Tools & Resources – December 2016
The CLEER Tool is a user-friendly calculator based on internationally accepted methodologies, enabling users to calculate emissions reduced or avoided from clean energy activities. The tool helps users to:
- estimate, track, and report greenhouse gases (GHGs) reduced or avoided from clean energy,
- identify high-impact activities with cost-effective GHG reductions,
- evaluate the emissions reduction potential of planned activities and possible alternatives, and
- estimate projected GHG emissions reduced or avoided to 2030.
CLEER uses up-to-date methodologies and emissions factors from the IPCC, the GHG protocol, and other internationally accepted guidance for estimating GHG emissions and reductions. The CLEER tool was developed by the USAID Resources to Advance LEDS Implementation (RALI) project, in cooperation with the USAID Global Climate Change Office. USAID works with partner countries to establish the foundations for low-emission energy systems, with a focus on helping countries build enabling environments that can attract and sustain private investment in clean energy.
IRENA’s online portal in collaboration with Power Africa promotes project initiation, development, aggregation, matchmaking, de-risking and financing through a simple virtual platform. The platform helps project developers identify relevant funding and expertise depending on the stage and specific needs of their projects and makes financing opportunities visible and easily identifiable for investors.
Financiers and investors benefit from the upfront screening of projects before they are accepted to the Marketplace and subsequently have access to high quality and standardized project information. In addition, the Marketplace includes comprehensive country profiles providing the users with relevant information on renewable energy resource availability, policies and regulations, existing grid and other infrastructure, geographic and demographic data, protected areas, and other critical aspects affecting the site identification and selection.
WorldWatch Institute’s second iteration of the Energy Toolkit is a collection of 26 leading instruments and methodologies for climate-compatible energy planning, offering energy practitioners, policymakers, and experts a quick reference guide to some of the best-established instruments available at no or low cost.
A global energy outlook cannot just talk about rich countries and ignore the other end of the spectrum. Therefore, the World Energy Outlook (WEO), since 2002, has been publishing data and analysis on modern energy access for the poor annually. The full library of previous World Energy Outlook analysis on energy access is available here.
Sendea.biz is a comprehensive directory of off-grid products existing worldwide. The database provides independent product information for sellers, installation companies, organizations and investors and contains more than 500 DC appliances from more than 100 manufacturers.
The product categories included are:
- LED bulbs
- Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG)
- Power kits
- Solar Home System <12V
- Solar Home System >12V
- Solar lanterns
- Other appliances, such as rice cooker, mosquito repellent, kettles, hand drills or electric fences.
L3EAP online learning course: “Sustainable Energy for SIDS”
To reach learners from small island developing states (SIDS) all over the world, a unique online learning course has been developed to address energy access. The course, which will run between January 9 – February 26, 2017 seeks to inspire learners to ask the right questions and enable them to assess the opportunities of renewable and sustainable energy-efficient energy technologies offer for SIDS in particular.
The course will help learners to think carefully and critically about current energy systems and energy use, and how we can improve energy access, energy security and/or energy efficiency in SIDS and beyond. Over a period of seven weeks and drawing from concrete experiences from Fiji and Mauritius, the learners can explore the interdisciplinary nature of the topic in the interactive learning platform. Sign up here, and for further questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.