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The World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) was established in 1997 as a non-profit research and promotion organization whose mission is to accelerate the worldwide development of high efficiency cogeneration (CHP) and decentralized renewable energy systems that deliver substantial economic and environmental benefits.

WADE at un Consultation on Sustainable Energy For All

London, UK: Syed Z Hassan, Programme Director, WADE, attended the consultation meeting for Civil Society Consultation on the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative held in London UK on 25 April 2012.

Left to Right: Derek Osborn, President of Stakeholder Forum and Rio+5 chair; Professor Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley; Professor Nebojsa Nakicenovic Professor, Vienna University of Technology, and Director, Global Energy; Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Principal Member of High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All; Syed Z Hassan, Programme Director World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE); Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank; Andy Atkins, Executive Director, Friends of the Earth; and Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy, Founder and Director, Barefoot College

This consultation meeting brought together six members of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All and representatives from 31 civil society organizations and academic institutions from across the UK and Europe to exchange views on the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

The meeting took place in London on the margins of the 24 April meeting of Principal Members of the High-level Group, as well as the 25″26 April Clean Energy Ministerial.

The event was jointly organized by UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service in Co-operation with Practical Action, Christian Aid and ONE.

WADE Canada & CPTI-International Announce Energy Training Partnership Programme

Calgary, Canada: (25 May 2012). Together, Canada’s World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE Canada) and CPTI-International are launching a new energy training partnership.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed to formalize the alignment of CPTI’s training resources with WADE Canada’s expertise in clean decentralized energy

The training programme aims to increase the knowledge and application of clean decentralized energy technologies for professionals in the energy industry. Companies, small businesses, institutions and individuals will be able to evaluate energy production, life-cycle costs and greenhouse gas emissions reduction for a clean energy solution to their energy costs.

The partnership between WADE Canada and CPTI-International will also allow for training needs assessments, joint projects and research projects. ‘Our partnership with CPTI-International will strengthen the existing delivery of world-class RETScreen training, reinforcing our goal of championing the implementation of clean energy innovation at home and in the global community,’ said Anouk Kendall, President of WADE Canada.

‘We are excited to be part of this partnership combining the clean and decentralized energy capabilities of WADE Canada and the strength of CPTI-International in energy training,’ said Peter Bortolin, President of CPTI-International. ‘The synergies between the two organizations will extend Canadian clean energy expertise worldwide.’

The cornerstone of the partnership will be the RETScreen training programme to increase the implementation of efficient hydrocarbon and renewable energy systems world-wide. This system will introduce industry professionals to the intricacies of evaluating projects at the planning stages, allowing for critical decisions to be made at the right time.

The RETScreen training programme is for anyone wishing to reduce costs (both financial and time) associated with identifying and assessing potential energy projects. Training is targeted at all industry stakeholders who are concerned about evaluation of clean decentralized energy projects, allowing for decisions which will maximize economic return in a sustainable economic environment.

For more information about this announcement, please contact: Anouk Kendall at akendall@wadecanada.ca

Executive Director: David Sweet

1513 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 Tel: +1 202 667 5600 ࢀ¢ Fax: +1 202 315 3719 ࢀ¢ web: www.localpower.org


WADE Supports the 8th Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Congress in Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria: The 8th Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Congress and Exhibition and the 1st SEE Solar Exhibition brought together leading experts in the sectors to network and discuss the related issues and perspectives for the region of Southeast Europe.

David Sweet, Executive Director, WADE, driving Mercedes fuel cell vehicle during the Washington Fuel Cell Summit

The third edition of the conference and exhibition on waste management, recycling and environment encouraged the know-how and technology transfer to the regional market where advanced companies can find plenty of business opportunities.

WADE Canada Joins Winnipeg’s Clean Energy Players to Grow DE Capacity in Manitoba

On 23 April, WADE Canada, Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW) and Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) hosted an inaugural event for Winnipeg’s energy and environment professionals entitled Growing Winnipeg’s Clean Energy Capacity

Keynote speaker David Neely with GE Canada

This collaborative networking forum complemented existing efforts to grow greener, more diverse energy assets in Winnipeg, with a distinct focus on clean decentralized energy.

‘Manitoba renewable energy innovators were given the opportunity to showcase their companies and capabilities,’ said John Fjeldsted, executive director of MEIA. ‘It was clear after the event that there is no shortage of renewable energy ideas, but there are challenges in bringing these ideas to the commercialization stage. Growth opportunities are also limited. The national perspective of WADE Canada and staging events like this begins to address these challenges.’

A capacity crowd looks on as clean energy SMEs present to funders in Winnipeg

The purpose of the forum was to bring together key industry players and to facilitate cleantech investment opportunities.

‘We can assure investors that opportunities in the cleantech markets are strong and vibrant in Manitoba,’ said Anouk Kendall, President of WADE Canada.

Representatives of provincial funding programmes and federal grants were on hand to learn about the trends and opportunities in the Smart Grid and decentralized energy markets. The complimentary luncheon forum featured keynote presenter David Neely, Canadian Director, Smart Grid Implementations, at GE Canada. His presentation explored the opportunity for decentralized energy as an economic driver in Manitoba.

‘Like many provinces, Manitoba’s growth will require considerable investment in the electrical infrastructure to sustain and expand capacity to meet industries’ and cities’ needs,’ said David Neely. ‘Integrated programmes such as Smart Grid deployments have been successfully utilized in North America not only to modernize the grid, but to reduce carbon emissions and boost economic stimulus in the regions.’

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