Energy Efficiency

GVEP’S Gender focus Helping Women Break Market Barriers

By on September 23, 2014 in Access to Energy, Energy Efficiency with 0 Comments
GVEP’S Gender focus Helping Women Break Market Barriers

The implementation of a programme with integrated gender-specific components is allowing female entrepreneurs to break the mould in business areas that are notoriously impenetrable for women. Through extensive project experience and research on gender issues in entrepreneurship under the CARE2 initiative, GVEP is aware of the difficulties that women face when starting or becoming involved […]

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LEDs enlighten Kenyan National Archives

By on July 4, 2014 in Energy Efficiency with 0 Comments

Royal Philips has lit up the Kenya National Archives in Nairobi with digital light emitting diodes (LEDs) to save to 80% of its power costs. The project supports the ambitions of the Kenyan government to be more energy efficient. The LEDs create more light, while ensuring better focus and control. They allow the archives to […]

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New Cookstove Designs offer Improved Performance

New Cookstove Designs offer Improved Performance

Through the Spark Fund Project in Kenya, GVEP has been working with local stove entrepreneurs to develop new biomass (wood & charcoal) cookstove designs for domestic use. The new stove designs will offer greater efficiency, reduced emissions, and improved safety and durability compared to other local existing models.  The involvement of local stove manufacturers and end-users in […]

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Envirofit launches revolutionary institutional cooking stoves.

By on March 26, 2014 in Energy Efficiency with 0 Comments
Envirofit launches revolutionary institutional cooking stoves.

Half of the world’s population uses biomass in its various forms, be it charcoal or firewood for daily cook. Cook stoves using biomass and to some extent kerosene are major indoor polluters in Africa and around the emerging world, affecting mainly women and children who use them on a daily basis. Pollution is in the […]

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GVEP Participates in the National Alliance’s Strategy Meeting to Strengthen Ugandan Cooking Stove Market

GVEP Participates in the National Alliance’s Strategy Meeting to Strengthen Ugandan Cooking Stove Market

Key stakeholders of the Uganda National Alliance for Clean Cooking (UNACC) met for a two day retreat to consolidate objectives and execute plans to increase distribution channels and improve the country’s development of the cookstove market. Representatives from the clean cookstoves, fuels and the wider renewable energy sectors, forming part of the National Alliance’s National […]

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