28 Feb '12, 9am

REEEP funds clean energy in rural Cambodia, Ethiopia and Tanzania

The funding has been made possible with US$488,768 in support from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) , and the rural clean energy projects were chosen from more than 50 proposals submitted in the OFID-REEEP funding cycle. “The three selected projects clearly emphasize OFID’s increasing commitment to bring energy to the poor,” says Suleiman J. Al-Herbish, Director-General of OFID, “and they also illustrate REEEP’s ability to identify clean energy projects in least developed countries that are both income-generating and self-sustaining. These are important considerations for us.” Martin Hiller, Director General of REEEP adds: "The fact that OFID are trusting REEEP with the identification and oversight of projects that address energy poverty is a great vote of confidence. The selected initiatives are all what you could call ‘turning point projects’; ones that...

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