Archive for april, 2017

Alexander Korkovelos shortlisted for IHA Award

april 18, 2017  |   Blog   |  

Alex, who came to Renetech for his master thesis work in 2015, is (as one of three) shortlisted for the IHA (International Hydropower Association) Young Researchers Award, to be announced at the 2017 World Hydropower Congress in Addis Ababa, held on May 9-11. Alexandros has been working on the technical assessment of small-scale hydropower (0.01 - 10 MW) in Sub-Saharan Africa, using open-source geospatial datasets. It is the first time that the Congress will be held in Africa. Renetech joins the supporting choir and hopes for his best in Addis. This blog entry will be updated after the final announcement. Source: KTH-dESA CLEWs-News, April 2017

Comment on the April 7 attack in Stockholm

april 09, 2017  |   Blog   |  

We at Renetech would like to send our sympathies and condoleances to the families of the victims of the April 7, 2017 attack in Stockholm, as well as wishes for speedy recovery for the injured. While no one in our office was hurt, the attack took place right outside our office building. Vi på Renetech vill härmed framföra våra sympatier och kondoleanser till familjerna till offren för attacken den 7 april 2017 i Stockholm, samt önska ett snabbt tillfrisknande för de skadade. Ingen på vårt kontor kom till skada, trots att gärningsmannen körde förbi på gatan utanför kontoret.

Upcoming World Energy Outlook special report on energy access and development

april 05, 2017  |   Blog   |  

Using the latest country by country data, the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that 1.2 billion people still have no access to electricity and 2.7 billion cook their food using dangerous, polluting stoves, linked to 3.5 million premature deaths from household air pollution each year. This lack of access to modern energy hampers predominantly rural economic growth, keeping many million people in poverty. Access to modern energy services improve health, education, gender equality and a range of other positive economic and social outcomes. IEA has voiced concern that at the current pace, the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all will not be attained by 2030 (SDG7). To forge a strategy to address the challenge, IEA brought together 100 experts from governments, business, academia and the finance sector in Paris on March 27 to share best practices and policy actions needed to scale up action to achieve SDG7. The World Energy Outlook, run by IEA, has been conducting analysis on energy access for nearly two decades and will publish a new special report on the subject, Energy Access Outlook: from Poverty to Prosperity, in October 2017. Source: KTH-dESA Sustainable Energy for All Support Programme newsletter, April 2017