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Bioenergy from the Forest Sector - Capacity Building Workshop
6 – 8 December 2016
Budapest, Hungary

East and Southeast Asia Renewable Energy Statistics Workshop
12 – 14 December 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

    Current projections from IRENA show that at least 70 percent of Africa's 600 million people are not connected to the electricity grid. Instead, most are forced to rely on inefficient, expensive and polluting energy sources to power their homes and businesses. According to IRENA, the price of solar home lighting systems has fallen by as much as 80 percent since 2010. A small-scale system now costs around 100 euros. (Deutsche Welle (Germany), 25 Nov 2016)
  • Soaring silver prices boost interest in aluminum as solar electricity alternative

    IRENA reports a that China, India, Japan and Bangladesh, all have more direct and indirect jobs in solar PV generation compared to any other green energy sector. The United States commissioned 1,665 megawatts of PV electricity production in the first quarter of 2016 and now possesses enough solar generating capacity to power 5.76 million homes. (Financial Post (Canada), 24 Nov 2016)


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