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The Asian Development Bank, through its Energy for All Initiative, conducted a small wind energy networking session in Daegu, Republic of Korea, in parallel with the 12th International Green Energy Expo Korea. The networking session is being spearheaded by KWEIA, the convener of the small wind working group of the Energy for All. The event […]

Mosammed Amena Khatun’s story mirrors that of many other women in Bangladesh. At the age of 18, her family members arranged her marriage to a rickshaw puller. Seven years later, in 2007, her husband left her for another woman. Since he was not giving any financial support, she had to provide for both her children. […]

Nearly 4.03 million households representing about 75% of the total households in Nepal still use fuels like firewood, cattle dung or agro waste as a main source of cooking fuel in traditional stoves. Indoor air pollution is the biggest health risk in Nepal. About 7,500 people die prematurely each year due to their exposure to […]

“The negative effects of traditional cooking-practices can be significantly reduced and many lives be saved by the use of Improved Cookstoves (ICS), but the adoption of these stoves has so far been low in India” said Dr. Harald Richter, Head of the Renewable Energy Component, Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN-RE), in his opening remarks to the […]

More than 1,000 delegates participated in the Better Air Quality conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka during 19-21 November, 2014. The GIZ programme for Poverty-oriented Basic Energy Services (HERA) organized a pre-event “Household Air Pollution (HAP) Effects on Health and Climate Change” and a panel discussion “Household Air Pollution – the silent killer” during the […]

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