REN21 Report shows renewables’ progress limited to power sector

REN21 Press Release

Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released today. The journey towards climate disaster continues, unless we make an immediate […]

RES4Africa supports GWEC Wind Industry Statement on Economic Recovery from COVID-19

Within its wide-ranging efforts to contrast the Covid-19 pandemic, RES4Africa Foundation endorsed the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) Wind Industry Statement on Economic Recovery from Covid-19. Wind power is a key building block for economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19, which will enable governments to renew critical infrastructure for a sustainable future. The wind […]

RES4Africa joins ARE in its Call for Action

Roadmap for the DRE sector to survive and flourish in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

RES4Africa Foundation officially endorses and supports the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)‘s Call for Action to highlight the fundamental role that decentralised renewable energy (DRE) projects play and to enable the necessary actions and conditions to safeguard the entire sector. The global spread of Covid-19 has caused thousands of deaths and alarmed individuals, communities, businesses […]

Europe’s climate commitment can support Africa’s Covid response

Editorial by Roberto Vigotti

The Covid-19 crisis has brought the international community to face its limits. We, in Europe as well as in many countries of the world, now know what a crisis of this scale represents, as it is the first one that most of us has had to deal with. We live in lockdown, and fortunately our […]

The way forward in post-Covid times: renewables

Editorial by Roberto Vigotti

For several weeks now, the African continent too has been struggling against an invisible enemy: Covid-19. Although the spread in the continent is lower than in other areas of the world at the moment, it is not less worrying considering the limited capabilities of African countries to mitigate the potentially devastating effect of the virus, both […]

Covid can’t, and won’t, stop us

Editorial by Roberto Vigotti

We are living in a challenging time. The lockdown introduced in Italy about three weeks ago has now spread across much of the globe and, like everyone else, had to adjust to the new scenario. A number of Foundation events have been postponed, and the entire team is at home. Nevertheless, we are working remotely […]

RES4Africa Foundation welcomes BaxEnergy as partner

The foundation’s network reaches 31 organisations between members and partners

Rome, 25th February 2020 – During the first Executive Committee of the year, RES4Africa Foundation welcomed BaxEnergy as new partner. BaxEnergy has more than 10 years of experience in developing turnkey solutions for complete visualization, data analysis and optimization of power plants. Through its cutting edge technology, BaxEnergy provides concrete solutions that can result in […]

RES4Africa Foundation welcomes three new members as renewAfrica Partners

RES4Africa welcomes three new members in its network as EDP Renewables, Nordex Group and Vestas join the Foundation as part of its recently-introduced “renewAfrica Partners” membership category. The renewAfrica Initiative was launched in Rome in June 2019, and RES4Africa Foundation has been entrusted with carrying out the duties of its interim secretariat. The aim of […]