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Energy in Africa: Commissioners Piebalgs and Oettinger launch the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme

At the High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) in Vienna, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and EU Commissioner for Energy, Gunther Oettinger will launch the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) together with the African Union.

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At the occasion of this meeting, we would like to remind you that the EU has been involved in various actions in the energy field in Africa, for example in Mozambique and Rwanda.

Mozambique: Energy services centres for rural communities

Mozambique has one of the lowest electricity access rates in Southern Africa. The European Commission has supported the electrification of rural health centres and staff accommodation using solar energy. "Energy services centres" managed by cooperatives have been created and part of the energy produced is being used for local income generating activities. The communities have been trained to manage the installation, operation and maintenance of the photovoltaic systems.

To find out more about this project, follow the link .

Rwanda: Production of energy-saving cooking stoves

An EU funded project has supported the production of 2 200 energy-efficient cooking stoves with 60 000 persons trained on the efficient use of biomass and environmental protection. In addition, charcoal makers' cooperatives have been created and charcoal producers have been trained to increase their income.

To find out more about this project, follow the link .

Last update: 18/09/2014 |  Top