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Energy 4 Impact launched their final paper in a series of five reports from its Crowd Power programme on energy access related crowdfunding and...

As we head into the COP 24 climate talks, a look at how those who finance energy development choose which projects to support.

In Africa, the demand for electricity largely exceeds supply. Nigeria’s shortage of 173,000MW (for a nation whose current energy needs is around...

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)’s CleanStart programme supports low-income households and micro, small and medium enterprises to...

14.11.2018 , Sustainable Energy for All

Universal electricity access goal set to be missed

Data shows finance for coal tripled in past year, but, innovative off-grid solutions and finance models offer opportunities to meet Global Goals.

With an annual GDP growth of 7% since 2013, Tanzania is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Much of this economic growth is...

30.09.2018 , Leslie Labruto and Aissatou Diagne

The Top 10 Lessons We’ve Learned in Energy Access

Investing in companies in the energy access sector is both an art and a science. At Acumen, we leverage insights from both our portfolio and pipeline...

African and non-African off-grid entrepreneurs have long struggled to find ways for (social) investors to finance their business strategy. African...

I read with concern The elephant in the room – an expose on racial equity and energy access (5th September, Sun-Connect News) by Ms Aneri Pradhan....

A workshop was held in Kampala, Uganda to announce a new fund for energy access entrepreneurs. Approximately 50 excited Ugandan entrepreneurs turned...