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.

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2014 SEPS Call in Southern and South East Asia

News from WISIONS posted on September 16th, 2014

Our 2014 SEPS call is now open! On this occasion we are looking for project concepts and knowledge exchanges that demonstrate how to apply (small-scale) renewable energy technologies to improve the productivity, environmental performance and social integration of food value chains. The deadline for the submission of applications is 29th October 2014, 3 pm GMT.Read moreMinimize

The regional focus of this call is Southern and South East Asia. For a list of countries in this area see the UN definition.

You can apply for project support if your project or exchange concept demonstrates how renewable energy technologies can be integrated into food value chains not only to minimise the negative environmental impacts (e.g. the contamination of soil and water), but also to improve the social and economic capital (e.g. greater employment opportunities) of the local population in Southern and South East Asia.

For more information on the application process, criteria and application forms go to SEPS Energy Projects.

Download the SEPS 2014 Project Application Form or the SEPS 2014 Exchange Application Form here.


Second WindEmpowerment Global Conference 2014 in Athens, Greece

News from WISIONS posted on September 16th, 2014

WISIONS is supporting the Second WindEmpowerment Global Conference, which will be taking place from 3rd to 7th November 2014 at the NTUA (National Technical University of Athens) in Greece.Read moreMinimize

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

WISIONS attended the first meeting of the Colombian Network of Biomass Energy (RedBioCOL), which took place from 30th July to 2nd August 2014 in Medellín, Colombia. The event brought together more than 80 participants, from diverse sectors of the Colombian society and economy, interested in the energy potential of biomass resources.Read moreMinimize

  • 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.


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