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Social innovation in energy access and energy efficiency
According to the United Nations, energy access is vital to the development of emerging countries and to improving the lives of the 2 billion people that still live in extreme poverty today. Applied to the energy sector, social innovation...
Infographics: Why do we need social innovation in energy?
Social entrepreneurs have a pivotal role to play in connecting all the players in the energy field and unlocking innovation for the benefit of society. Especially for the 1.2bn people across the world who do not have access to electricity.
The Rexel Foundation discusses the critical role played by social innovation in driving energy progress in its 3rd webinar
In the third webinar in a series hosted by the United Nations Foundation's Energy Access Practitioner Network in...
Energy storage: driving force behind energy sector disruption
Energy storage is one of the major stakes in ensuring lasting energy security. A balance between electricity supply and demand is crucial in order for electrical grids to function properly, but this balance is weakening due to increasing...
Posted on June 6, 2016 | No CommentsTweet1 household in 7 in Europe is currently in or on the margins of fuel poverty. Scaling energy efficiency in developed countries has thus become crucial to overcome this issue...
Posted on April 14, 2016 | No CommentsApplying the latest information and communication technologies to the energy sector will eventually improve energy efficiency and foster the transition towards smarter energy. This tech hybrid can take the form of energy monitoring and paves the way for a whole host of potential advances: optimized final user consumption, improved management of the grid through data processing, creation of smart neighbourhoods and cities... Empowering final users through bidirectional energy practices will improve the system’s overall efficiency. Such innovative solutions will benefit not only final users, but also grid operators, who will be able to fine-tune their grid oversight.
In partnership with the United Nations Foundation, the Rexel Foundation hosts a webinar on energy efficiency for energy accessPosted on April 11, 2016 | No CommentsOn February 17th, the Rexel Foundation, co-hosted a webinar on energy efficiency for energy access. Organized in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center and the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, this session was focused on the importance of appliance efficiency in resource-constrained settings. Click here to read the report.
Posted on April 8, 2016 | No CommentsWhile today 1.1 billion people still lack access to electricity, the development of innovative solutions based on energy efficient electrical appliances offer considerable hope. In resource-constrained settings, energy efficiency becomes gradually the solution to meet the current challenges. Click here to read the Rexel Foundation's article : "Responding to the challenge of appliance energy efficiency in emerging countries".
Posted on April 8, 2016 | No CommentsWhile today 1.1 billion people still lack access to electricity, the development of innovative solutions based on energy efficient electrical appliances offer considerable hope. In resource-constrained settings, energy efficiency becomes gradually the solution to meet the current challenges. Check out this infographic, produced by the Rexel Foundation, which gets the key issues.