WISIONS of Sustainability
The main objective of WISIONS is to make clean energy a default solution for basic energy needs in developing regions, by helping local partners to identify successes and bring them to scale through regional networks, marketing and demonstration. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Second WindEmpowerment Global Conference 2014 in Athens, Greece
News from WISIONS posted on September 16th, 2014
The aim of the conference is to bring together people and organisations from around the world who work with small wind turbines in the field of rural electrification.
During the conference a variety of presentations will be made, examining the issues of knowledge transfer, finance, market assessment, technical advances and further relevant aspects. The lectures will be complemented by roundtable discussions, work group meetings and workshops with experts from the WindEmpowerment network. In addition, there will be two field trips to the Rafina and the Marathonas small wind turbine sites.
If you would like to attend the conference, you can still register by sending an email to WEAthens2014@gmail.com. Further information is available on the WEAthens2014 website.
First meeting of the Colombian Network of Biomass Energy
News from WISIONS posted on September 15th, 2014
- Local associations of farmers and non-governmental organisations presented practical examples demonstrating the integration of biomass energy technologies, such as biogas and gasification into different types of small-scale farming systems
- Scientists from Colombian universities shared results from research projects addressing the energy potential of different types of organic residues
- Private companies presented a wide range of products and services that are available on the Colombian market for using the energy potential of biomass resources
- Government representatives gave an overview of the new regulatory framework for supporting the use of renewable energy and of the different programmes that are tackling climate change mitigation and adoption
In addition to the exchange of experiences and expertise through presentations and dialogues, one session was dedicated to generating and discussing ideas relating to the further development of the network itself. The interest and motivation of all stakeholders was very high. It is expected that the network will continue to evolve and contribute to the articulation of the national dialogue on the sustainable use of biomass as an energy resource.
RedBioCOL is supported under WISIONS regional Partnerships and Networks.
6th meeting of RedBioLAC in Cali, Colombia
News from WISIONS posted on September 8th, 2014
The RedBioLAC is a network of institutions involved in the applied research and advocacy of biodigesters for the treatment and management of organic waste, as a strategy for improving the wellbeing of the Latin American and Caribbean people. The network is supported by several organisations including WISIONS. The coordinating organisation is Green Empowerment
More information, including a detailed programme of the event, is available on RedBioLAC's website (in Spanish only).