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Newsletter for INFORSE International Network for Sustainable Energy.

Sustainable Energy Contacts List - 2000 Include (Excl. Europe))

Sustainable Energy News
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Extracting mustard from seeds in Nepal. A micro-hydro plant runs the mill.
Photo by REDP.
See Theme article on pages 6-7

A Key to Local Income

Solar water heater from Solar Dynamics, Barbados. Photo by Oliver Headley.

Renewable-energy technologies can provide a more stable and a more affordable energy supply to communities that are outside the reach of reliable energy supply systems. This is particularly needed in many of the rural areas in developing countries. For these parts of the world, available energy can be the key to the success of several income-generating activities.

Sustainable energy services means making enhanced use of locally available renewable energy sources and of locally produced technologies. This generates local income, often in the form of local jobs. It also reduces the demand for energy imports and increases the security of the energy supply.

We have dedicated a large part of this issue to examples in which sustainable energy creates income and jobs. Several of the examples show ways to provide energy for rural activities in developing countries. Obviously, some types of renewable-energy technologies are better suited than others to support various activities. Where available, micro-hydro power is a good source of electricity for activities with concentrated energy demands. Similarly, solar energy is often favourable for drying/heating purposes. One conclusion from these and other examples is that it is important not to limit the promotion of renewable energy to a single solution, e.g., to electricity-producing solar cells.

The importance of sustainable energy to development is increasingly understood in official channels. The G8 countries stated at their recent meeting in Japan that they are committed to "encourage and facilitate investment in the development and use of sustainable energy,......... To this end, the increased use of renewable energy sources in particular will improve the quality of life, especially in developing countries."

The new World Bank loan for renewable energy in India (see p. 12) points in the same direction. The task now is to advance from the nice words and scattered initiatives to a general priority for sustainable energy in national governments, in development banks, and in international organisations. Maybe next year's meeting of the Commission for Sustainable Development can be a step in that direction, if it is not captured by lobbyists for nuclear power and for other centralised technologies (see back page).

Michael Kvetny Editor


Gunnar Boye Olesen Editor


This theme describes a number of ways in which renewable energy and energy efficiency create new income opportunities, especially for rural communities and/or in regions with unemployment problems.

In many cases, local renewable energy is the best, or the only, way to provide a reliable energy supply for rural development. This is a sometimes overlooked role of renewable energy. To fulfil that role, renewable energy technologies must be able to provide stable and more concentrated energy supply than, for instance, when used only for lighting or cooking.

The articles within this theme are just a few of many examples and considerations on the topic. We invite our readers to send additional examples as well as comments. We will use those materials in a follow-up in a coming issue, and will make the information available on the Internet.

The Editors

Mango Drying for Export Income

By Youssef Arfaoui, Forum for Energy and Development, INFORSE, Denmark

Solar Dryers make the difference between waste and value of surplus mango-fruits in Uganda. They create new possible exports to Europe.

Good Export Income with a Good Solar Dryer

Fruits and vegetables are abundant in Uganda. They can provide farmers with a good income, with the right processing. They can be dried using a solar dryer, then transported and sold in the big cities, exported, or saved to be used during the dry season's food shortages.

Solar Dryers Developed from Local Materials

Solar drying is well known in Uganda, but the drying techniques are unsafe and inefficient. The solar drying is done in the old traditional way by spreading the fruits/vegetables on a carpet/sheet and exposed to the sun in free air. The food is exposed to various risks, such as termites, ants, birds, chickens, and dust. Drying takes a long time.

MS - Uganda (Danish Association for International Cooperation), together with Hoima Nursery Schools Development Association (HNSDA), Gukvatamanzi Farmers' Association and its other partners in Uganda, has introduced locally made solar dryers to small-scale and community-based farmers to help them to create income. The solar dryers are now produced by HNSDA. The solar dryer that has been developed has been proven to dry mango fruits efficiently.

Local fruit market in a village in Uganda Photo by Youssef Arfaoui.

Mango trees are abundant in many parts of Uganda, but the fruits are not seen as important by rural communities. Due to the poor keeping qualities of the fruits, the long distance to big cities, and the conditions of roads, it was impossible for the farmers to make use of the mango as a source of income. Very often it is also not possible to use all the fruits for private consumption.

The dried fruits processed in the dryers have been tested and exported to the UK. It is now known that they have a big market in the UK and all over Europe.

After the introduction of the dried mangoes to the UK, the farmer groups could not meet the increased demand of a UK-based importer and still guarantee the same high quality. Presently, a small-scale export trade has been established. The dried fruit is now produced and exported from Kampala by several farmer groups like the Gukwatamanzi Farmers Association, which has 60 members, the Christian Rural Services of Nebbi West Nile, which has 40 members; and the Uganda National Farmers' Association.

Youssef Arfaoui received his M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in Denmark in 1990.


Youssef has been a Project Consultant at the Forum for Energy and Development (FED), Denmark, since January, 2000 He has prepared renewable-energy training materials/programs for FED and for INFORSE members, e.g., in Grenada, Ethiopia, Somalia, Nepal, and Tanzania. He speaks Danish, Arab, French, English, and some German.

Between 1996-99 he was MS energy advisor at the Engineering Unit of the Ministry of Health in Uganda. Between 1984-96 he had a wide range of construction-engineering and teaching experience in Denmark

Affordable Price for a Solar Dryer Makes a Difference

Low prices, affordable for the small farmers and community groups, have helped the use of solar dryers to increase considerably in the last few years. The dryers are how used by a number of farmers to produce cash-crops. The second-quality selection of the dried fruit, which can not be exported, can be stored for later private consumption. School children are also able to have dried fruit as part of their lunches during the school hours. A large number of fruits and vegetables can be dried, including peas, corn, cabbage, broccoli, peppers, herbs, melon, plums, beets, onions, squash, tomatoes, asparagus, celery, bananas, and, of course, mangoes.

The use of solar dryers is still not widespread in Uganda. They have to be introduced to all parts of the country, especially to community-based farmers/groups.

The new solar dryers just arrived. It opens up export opportunities in I the community in Uganda. Photo by Youssef Arfaoui.

More information:

- MS Uganda, 54 B, Kira Road,
PO Box 6331, Kampala, Uganda.
Ph:+256 41530764,
fax +256 41530765
- On the Delux dryer: HTDC,

The Basic Design:

The fruit dryer is designed from basic material found in the community and is constructed by local craftsmen.

The sun shines through the clear glazing onto the fruit, heating up the air space under the glazing. The distance between the shelves provides air spaces under the screen in which the warm, moist air can move. The air moves passively upward along the slope, carrying away the moisture from the trays of fruits.

The dryer consists of:

1 - Wooden frame, constructed as a box with shelf for the fruit trays.

2- Trays, wooden frame with chicken net of plastic materials, which allow the air circulation.

3- Transparent plastic (acrylic glazing), used as glazing, keeping and increasing the heat capacity.

4- Used oil around the dryer's legs to protect the wood from being eaten by termites and to prevent access of ants and termites to the fruits.

Deluxe Super Solar Dryer

Using a PV-powered vent

A solar-powered fan is built into the dryer, so as to provide a steady, gentle air flow in a small food dehydrator. This style lends itself to very large units. This type of solar dryer has been tested by the research unit of The Ministry of Health -Health Technology Development Centre (HTDC), Kampala.

Problems for Uganda's Farmers

Uganda's favourable soil conditions and climate have contributed to the country's agricultural success. Technological improvements have been delayed by economic stagnation, and agriculture still uses mainly unimproved methods of production on small, widely scattered farms, with low levels of capital outlay.

Other problems facing farmers include the disrepair of the nation's roads, the nearly destroyed marketing system, increasing inflation, and low producer prices. These factors contribute to low volumes of export of the traditional cash crops, as well as to a decline in per-capita food production and consumption. The production of the cash crops cotton, tea, and tobacco virtually collapsed during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the late 1980s, the government encouraged diversification in commercial agriculture that would lead to a variety of non-traditional exports.

Despite serious problems, agriculture continues to be a significant source of income. Roughly 20 % of regular wage earners work in commercial agricultural enterprises. An additional 60 % of the work force earns some income from farming. Agricultural output is generated by about 2.2 million, small-scale farmers with an average of 2.5 hectares of land each.

Fruits like mango, bananas, pineapple, oranges/clementines and other crops, such as peanuts, tomato, pepper, and squash, are very common in the country. All can be dried to generate income.

Barbados Employs the Sun to Heat Water

By Oliver Headley, Prof. Director, Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), University of the West Indies, Barbados

Over 31,000 solar water heaters are installed in homes, businesses, and hotels in Barbados; about 100,000 are in use in Puerto Rico. The payback periods range from 1.5 to 5 years in most Caribbean countries.

Barbados Pioneers

The solar water heater industry of Barbados is the best known example of the exploitation of a renewable-energy technology in the Caribbean. The two pioneers of this industry in the 1970s were Mr James Husbands of Solar Dynamics and Mr Peter Hoyos of SunPower.

The Barbados solar water-heater industry benefited from the competition between the two dominant companies, which control about 90% of the market. A crucial factor in creating the market was the provision of fiscal incentives by the Barbados government under the leadership of (then) Prime Minister Tom Adams. A householder could apply the cost of his water heater against his income tax for the year. The success was remarkable: 23,388 solar water heaters were installed in Barbados over the period from 1974 through 1992, and the solar companies presently employ 130 people. Another measure to promote solar water heaters was the provision of training programs particularly aimed at architects to encourage owners to include solar hot-water systems in new buildings and in retrofitting old buildings.

Economic Bonus for Household and Country

Presently, solar water heaters are quite attractive to users. With an electricity consumption for hot water of 4000 kWh per year, two years' consumption by a consumer who is using an electric water heater, including an initial cost of US $500, costs the same as that of a consumer with a solar water heater, including an initial cost of US $1500. After this period, the solar water heater saves the consumer US $520 per year. For tourism, which is now the biggest industry in the region, hot water is essential, and solar water heaters are even more cost-effective for this industry than for households.

In terms of avoided imports of fossil energy, the solar water heaters reduce annual imports by 33,000 tonnes of fuel, a saving of about $6.5 million US if one assumes a price of $25 US per barrel. These are the savings that the solar water heater industry achieves for Barbados, with its population of about 260,000. If solar water heating were applied over all the territories of the anglophone Caribbean, with a population of 5 million, to. the same extent as in Barbados, savings would be $125 million US per year.

Oliver Headley,


Prof., and Director of CERMES holds PhD of Chemistry. He finished universities in Jamaica and UK. He has been working with solar energy since 1969. He got several awards for his scientific achievements e.g., Guinness Award '82 and Gold Medal from the Amir of Bahrain in 1996

Any payback period greater than 3 years for a household and 4 years for a hotel is likely to discourage the use of solar water heaters. On islands where cheap LPG is the alternative fuel, the economics are not so persuasive, as the below graph shows.

More Information:

Oliver Headley,
Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES),
University of the West Indies,
Cave Hill Campus, PO Box 64,
Bridgetown, Barbados.
Ph: 246 417 4339 or 246 417 4316,
fax: 246 424 4204,

The Barbados solar industry also installs PV electric systems. On the above photo, is the largest PV system in Barbados, which rum the lights at Harrison's Cave, the island's most popular tourist attraction.

Typical intervals of simple pay-back periods for solar water heaters on 10 Caribbean islands. For each island:

- The blue bar shows pay-back (break-even) periods for replacing an electric water heater

- The yellow bar is for replacing LPG (Propane/Butane gas) water heater. The quickest payback (left end of bar) is for a hotel using 137,000 kWh/year for hot water, while the right end of the bar is for a family using.4,000 kWh/year. It shows that the criteria of 3-4 years pay-back can be fulfilled when replacing electric water heaters, but on many islands not when replacing gas for households. Other main assumptions of chart:

- Water is heated from 25°C to 65°C.

- The capital cost of a household solar water heater is US $1,800.

- The capital cost of a hotel solar water heater is be US $40,000.

Micro Hydro Making Business

Nepalese Micro-hydro power plants facilitate small/home businesses, leading to increased standards of living

By Kiran Singh and Satish Gautam, Rural Energy Development Program, Nepal

Extracting mustard from seeds in Nepal. The mill runs by a micro-hydro plant. Photo by REDP.

Program for Rural Energy

The Rural Energy Development Program (REDP) was initiated by the Government of Nepal with assistance from the UNDP to enhance rural livelihoods through interventions in the energy sector.

The REDP helps the communities in the hilly districts of Nepal to plan, install, and manage rural energy systems such as micro hydro, solar home systems, biogas plants, and improved cooking stoves. REDP has been in operation since August, 1996, and has worked with 70 Village Development Committees of 15 districts.

31 micro hydro plants generating more than 500 kW electricity have been commissioned. A further 29 plants will add another 500 kW by the end of the year. Similarly, more than 400 solar home systems and biogas plants have been installed in different villages with REDP's support. Likewise, more than 2500 households have installed improved cooking stoves.

Income-Generating Activities

Emphasis is placed on using the electricity in ways that support the REDP's goal of enhancing rural livelihood. Such uses include domestic appliances and electricity-based micro enterprises. The communities have either installed or are in the process of installing agro-processing mills, e.g., grinders, hullers, and oil expellers, as well as sawmills, photo studios, rural bakeries, etc.

Light to Work

Better illumination from electric bulbs and. tube lights also allows flexibility for longer working hours for rural people compared to kerosene lamps. Many community members have started working late hours under the electric light, which was not possible before. Some of the activities undertaken by villagers include crafting bamboo baskets, thanka-painting, and carpet-weaving in the evening. Other villagers simply have the opportunity to continue their traditional business in the evenings too.

Chicken Raising Enterprise

In almost all settlements, broiler farming has become a very popular micro enterprise with the advent of electricity. People generally raise chicken in rural Nepal for their own consumption and not as an enterprise. With electricity, they can buy fast-growing broiler chicks from the towns, raise them for several weeks, and sell them for higher profits.

Energy Service Business

One of the main reasons cited by studies on poor operation and maintenance of micro hydro schemes in Nepal is the lack of available technical expertise in the vicinity. The REDP has been supporting the private sector through soft loans and training in all programme districts to establish Rural Energy Service Centers. The concept is not only to develop capability at the district level to provide repair and maintenance services, but also to provide survey, feasibility, and consulting services for rural energy systems.

Reducing Working Time

Micro hydro has been able to effect a major reduction in hard household work, e.g., grinding corn, de-husking rice, and extracting oil. In an example from Western Nepal, the time spent on grinding maize and wheat for two daily meals of a family was reduced from two hours to ten minutes.

Fossil-Fuel Savings

In all settlements in which micro hydro plants have been installed, electric bulbs have replaced kerosene lamps. Better illumination and smoke-free environments are two major advantages in favor of electric lamps, In an example from Central Nepal, residents of a rural bazaar reduced their monthly kerosene consumption from an average of 8.22 liters per household to approximately 1.15 liters after the installation of micro hydro. On average, each household is saving slightly over Rs. 91 every month ($US 1.30). Besides the savings in kerosene, the community also appreciates the quality of light from electric bulbs compared to that of wick-lamps.

Micro Enterprise of Chicken Raising

Mr. Madhusudan Lamichhane and his family are squatters in Piughar, Tanahun in Western Nepal. The family does not own any land and used to work as laborers for living before Lamichhane decided to raise chickens for the local consumers in 1998. He took a loan of Rs. 450 in mid-1998 from the saving and credit program of his community organization to buy 25 chicks. He raised them for several weeks, and sold them to his villagers. Then he bought 50 chicks and then 75 chicks and so on. After a 12 kW micro hydro plant electrified the village in December, 1998, Lamichhane took a loan of Rs. 15,000 from the community to raise 100 chicks. In the ensuing eight months, Lamichane has earned Rs. 8000 in profit and does not need any more loan to run his business.


Photo by REDP

Essential to Mobilize

Rural energy technology broadens the scope of socio-economic uplifting of people residing in the remote and scattered settlements. This is more so in those areas that are not likely to be connected to the national grid in the foreseeable future. However, the sustainability of these technologies depends upon a holistic development approach that emphasizes increased awareness and enhanced capabilities. Residents need not only to implement and manage the rural energy systems, but also to undertake various income-generating enterprises based on local needs and potential. For this, it is essential that the community mobilize and create enabling policy as well as an institutional environment for planning, implementation, technical support services, and social guidance.

More information:

REDP, PO Box 107,
Pulchowk, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Ph: 977-1-520048, fax: 977-1-521547,

Cloth Making Micro Enterprise

Mr. Krishna Nepali of Katuje Bazaar is from an occupational caste called Damai, which is engaged in making clothes for higher-caste customers. After his village was electrified, Nepali need not rely solely on daylight to finish his orders. Both Nepali and his wife work till late in the evening and have managed to double their income. Recently, Nepali bought another sewing machine so that he and his wife could work together and finish their orders in half the time.


Kiran Man Singh is an Agricultural Engineer from India (1972) and MBA from the Philippines (1980). Kiran has been working at RDP as program manager since 1996. Formerly, he worked in Nepal at USAID, at the Agricultural Development Bank, and at the Centre for Rural Technology.


Satish Gautam is MSc in Renewable Energies from Oldenburgh, Germany (1995); and BSc in Electrical Engineering, India (1990). He has been energy development advisor at REDP since 1996.

The REDP Program is exhibited in the EXPO 2000 and got 2nd prize of the Energy Globe Award 2000 in the Public Investment Category.

Energy Service Business

Mr. Prakash Subedi had been manufacturing components and installing biogas plants. In January 1998, he took a soft loan from the District Energy Fund created with the REDP's support and established the Alternative and Rural Energy Service

Center (ARESC) at Damauli, Tanahun in western Nepal. Subedi also participated in training organized by the REDP on the survey and installation of pico-hydro plants (< 5 kW). Since then, the ARESC has undertaken site surveys in 30 places in the Tanahun district as well as several in the neighbouring Gorkha and Lamjung districts for the installation of pico hydro. The ARESC charges Rs. 5000 ($US 70) for survey and design and Rs. 15,000 ($US 210) for installation of pico hydro.

The success of Prakash Subedi has been phenomenal. In 1999, ARESC manufactured different components for 2500 biogas plants for other installers and installed more than 400 plants on its own.

Recently, the government has pre-qualified ARESC to supply and install solar home systems. ARESC has already installed 200 such systems in western Nepal.

ARESC directly employs 24 people and uses the services of 26 others whenever necessary.

Micro hydro-power plant. Photo by RED

Mini- and Micro-Hydro in Nepal by Kamal Rijal, ICIMOD

In Nepal, about 1,000 mini and micro-hydro power plants have been installed. Almost all of them are below 20 kW. In addition, there are about 400 units of pico-sized plants called 'Peltries' for electricity generation between 0.5- 3 kW. The power from the pico-plants is used by 5-10 adjacent households, mainly for lighting. The Government provides subsidies of from 50% to 75% for the electrical component of micro-hydro power. The higher level of subsidy is applicable to remote mountain areas. Most of the plants are installed by local entrepreneurs on their own initiative; some apply for loans available from the Agriculture Development Bank/Nepal (ADB/N) at an interest rate of 17%. Nepal now has a sizeable indigenous micro hydropower (MHP) industry. At present, there are eight different manufacturers located in Kathmandu, Butwal, and Biratnagar. The quality of the design as well as of production have improved significantly during the last two decades. Nepal has a long tradition of using water mills, known as "ghattas". In neighbouring China, about 43,000 mini and micro hydropower plants of less than 500 kW were installed by the end of 1996. The Chinese plants' total generating capacity is 6,500 MW.

Kamal Rijal is Mechanical Engineer and PhD in Energy Economics. He is a renewable energy specialist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD),
Info: ICIMOD, P.O. Box 3226, Jawalakhel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Ph: +977-1-525313; fax: +977-1-524509, e-mail: Full article is available via:


Power Controller to Support Economic Growth

Stand-alone wind or hydro power often can provide the necessary energy for continued rural development. With a proper control system, local stand-alone installations can provide the same quality of electricity supply as good, grid-based systems.

By Steen Carlsen, M. Sc., Denmark

The first 6-kW prototype of the power controller developed by Steen Carlsen. The power house was built by the villagers of Quico 4,000 m high in the Andes in Peru.

Migration from Rural Areas

A common, severe threat to most third world countries is the common migration from rural-areas to cities. This leads to growing slums, unemployment, and environmental strain in cities. The obvious remedy for the migration is to give people in rural areas better income opportunities and improved standard of living. A part of such improvement involves providing electricity to the villages.

Electrification of Rural Areas

The use of electrical power in villages can be divided into:

· Power used in private homes.
· Power used for public community facilities; e.g., water supply, public showers, street lighting.
· Power used for workshops, crafts, and small industry; e.g., lathes, welding machines.

In private homes, and home businesses the main benefits from electrification can be obtained by one-phase loads such as:

· Electrical light to replace kerosene (kerosene fumes often lead to lung diseases) and batteries.
· Refrigerator to store food and medicine.
· Radio, TV, and computers.

A larger economic advantage of electrification is, however, the possibility of setting up workshops, crafts, and small industry, which demand larger machines that need 3 phases.

Replacing Petrol & Diesel

Today, increasing numbers of villagers in many developing countries buy small 1-5 kW portable generators. Along with the generators come regular outlays for fossil fuels, that drain the economy and contribute to CO2 emissions.

Many of these villages have local wind- and/or micro hydro power potentials, which can replace or supplement petrol- and diesel-driven generators. The prospective lifetime for small hydro sites is typically on the order of +50 years, and, in the third world, costs are generally around 2000 $/kW.

Over Voltage Kills Bulbs

Small stand-alone renewable energy installations have been known for decades, but many of them have severe problems with voltage variations. Often the voltage variations range from below 180 V to over 250 V. If a standard incandescent bulb is exposed to a voltage just 5% above its rated voltage, its lifetime drops from the nominal 1200 hours to just 670 hours. If voltage rises to 10% above the nominal, the bulb's lifetime drops from 1200 hours to a mere 385 hours. Costs of bulbs have been a severe expense for many users of stand-alone power systems. Voltage variations not only have killed bulbs, but have also reduced the use of radios, telefax, computers, and other types of machinery, all of which are important to a competitive infrastructure.

Control the Power

Many of the problems of voltage variations can be avoided by using a power controller. Its main task is to control and to maintain stable voltage, independent of variations in consumption and in wind/water-flow.

A power controller can be designed to monitor the voltages of all 3 phases. If the voltage of one of the phases raises, an electronic load-controller increases the amount of power transferred to other load(s). The controller adjusts the power dissipated in the other load(s), until the voltages match the preset level. In this way, the power controller maintains all 3 phase-voltages within, e.g., 2% (over a power consumption range from 0-100%).

The surplus power dissipated in the other load(s), can be utilized for;

1 Heating (e.g., of houses, hot water, greenhouses);
2 Cooling (e.g., of cold-stores, freezers, and/or refrigerators);
3 Water pumping (with buffer tanks or for irrigation).

Increasing Distance from Generator to User

One factor that can contribute to problems with varying voltages in small stand-alone systems is long distances between the power source (e.g., the hydro power turbine) and the consumers. Long distances increase the resistance of the wires, which leads to bigger voltage variations with load variations. If a power controller is equipped with a remote sense circuit, the controller can be installed far from the site, at which the voltages must be controlled. This increases the maximum allowable distance between turbine and consumers, hence raises the number of potential wind- and micro hydro power sites that are economically exploitable.

The power, controller used in stand-alone micro hydropower system. Fixed voltage is supplied to the house(s). Surplus power is supplied to a heating cartridge.

Motor as Generator

Traditional stand-alone systems are equipped with synchronous generators. A standard asynchronous electromotor can operate as a generator, when it is connected to a public grid (i.e., the utilities). Some power controllers are designed so they appear as a public grid to an asynchronous motor. This allows the motor to operate as a generator. Standard electromotors are cheap and robust, don't require much maintenance, and are usually available locally.


Steen Carlsen is an electronic engineer and has developed a power controller for stand-alone systems up to 100 kW. In 1998, the power controller received The Danish Environmental Award for Joint Ventures for Adapted Environmental Technology.

Stand-alone or Stand-together

A power controller can be configured to allow a stand-alone system to be synchronized to other 3-phase supply systems. This enables a group of villages, to join their "stand-alone" installations, and form a "stand-together" group or cooperative, allowing exchange of electrical power between the villages. The ability to synchronize the installation to another 3-phase system(s) allows a remote "stand-alone" installation to become grid-connected and to sell its surplus electricity production to the utilities, if/when the public grid later is extended to include the site.

System blocks for a stand-alone micro system using a power controller to maintain fixed 3-phase voltage - and to control water intake.

More information:

Steen Carlsen, Carlsen Power Electronics, Science Park, Gustav Wieds vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Ph: +45 86190319, fax: +45 86201222, e-mail:

Record Wind Employment

By Gunnar B. Olesen, OVE, INFORSE.

The rapidly increasing installation of windturbines has lead to a similar increase in the jobs in the wind industry and its suppliers. The year 1999 was another record year of installation of windpower, with 3,192 MW installed in Europe and 3,922 MW installed worldwide.

This record gave, a similar record in employment related to the windpower industry. In Europe, Germany, Denmark, and Spain are the leaders in windpower development, having generated the majority of the around 55,000 existing jobs in European windpower manufacturing and installation. Around half of these jobs are in Germany, where most of this development still takes place. In Denmark, there are more than 15,000 windpower-related jobs. Almost 2/3 of the windpower-related jobs in Denmark spring from the thriving export trade in Danish windturbines.

In addition to employment in windpower manufacturing and installation, increasing numbers of jobs are springing up in the operation and maintenance of windturbines, in the production of spare parts, etc. The 3,200 MW of installed capacity in Europe in 1999 created around 1,600 new jobs throughout the lifetimes of these windturbines. With a lifetime of 20 years, this increased employment by about 32,000 job-years.

The increasing production of windturbines is shifting jobs from the traditional energy sector to that of windpower. An estimate of the total reduced employment because of this is 10,000-20,000 job-years throughout the 20-year lifetime of the new windturbines. The net employment effect of European windturbines installed in 1999 is thus an approximate gain of 70,000 job-years, after adjustment for jobs displaced from other sectors.

If windpower development continues as envisioned in Windforce l0 (see Sustainable Energy News no. 27 and the INFORSE-Europe website), employment in the windpower sector can be expected to grow to around 300,000 permanent jobs throughout Western Europe by 2020, and maybe to half of that in Central and Eastern Europe.

Assembly wind mill hub.

Photo by NEC MICON.

While most windpower employment currently is limited to a few countries, experience has shown that if a country creates a market for windpower of 100 MW installed capacity/year or more, that market will provide for local production and local jobs.

The figures given in this article are based on continuing work in INFORSE-Europe to develop a European follow-up to the Windforce 10 Campaign. The numbers are estimates, and must be treated as such. See more on the European part of Windforce 10 on the INFORSE-Europe website:

Heat-Saving Jobs and Companies

By Adam Gula, Prof., Foundation for Energy Efficiency, (FEWE) Krakow, Poland

A successful project shows how jobs and companies can be created to save heat in Polish municipalities.


Large Low-cost Potential

Estimates show that about 30-40% of heat in the residential and tertiary sectors in Poland is wasted. Reducing this energy waste would lead to reductions of CO2 emissions and economic benefits to energy consumers, as saving heat means saving money. At the same time, it is obvious that energy is wasted most where there is no money for measures to save it. However, some heat-saving measures do not require big capital expenditures and are affordable for most building owners or users within their present financial resources. One example is that of repairs and draft tightening of windows, which costs 5-8 times less than installation of new, double glazed windows and - if done by an appropriately trained person -yields comparable energy savings with windows typical in Polish post-war buildings. Such work can be done by retrained unemployed people, resulting in significant savings and in new jobs.

A Push is Needed

As a rule, Polish municipalities do not have any plans or policies that would stimulate such development, e.g., by creation of small or medium-sized local enterprises offering these types of services. On the other hand, there exists a great human potential to create such small entreprises in Poland, based on the existing workshops or maintenance teams of housing administrations, which would only need some re-training and restructuring. A particular value of such entreprises would be that the jobs could be offered to people who are not necessarily highly skilled, which is the major problem in most of the high unemployment areas. However, it would require a push and an example to be followed.

Project in 6 Towns

At the end of 1997, the Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency (FEWE) obtained a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for a three-year project aimed at demonstrating that the development of business providing low-cost heat-saving measures for buildings brings benefits to the local communities in several dimensions:

· social (creation of new jobs, new economic activity, improved housing conditions)
· economic (reduction of energy bills, avoidance of supply-side investment costs)
· environmental (locally, by reduction of emissions from low chimneys)

Six cities were selected for the project: Krapkowice, Luban, Olsztynek, Nowy Sacz, Trzcianka, and Bialystok. They represent different regions and population sizes (18,000-300,000). The involvement of the city government was an essential factor in the selection process. It was assumed that the USAID grant of $US 533,000 would be supplemented by $US 190,000 from the cities' own funds. Additional support of $US 25,000 has been provided by the Small Grants Program of GEF for the City of Bialystok.

In each of the cities, the project consisted of three main steps:

· Complete audits of five typical buildings, identifying possible measures, their cost-effectiveness, and listing recommendations for low-cost improvements.

· Actual implementation of the recommended measures in two buildings (a typical 4-5 story residential block and a school of a typical size), with on-job training of local technicians. The training was one Of the two major goals of the project. For this purpose, in each city, 8-14 local workers were selected, typically from among unemployed people.

· Pre- and post-demonstration data collection and analysis, to measure the actual savings.

The work has been completed in five of the six cities. The sixth, Bialystok, is in the post-demonstration phase. The project ends in August, 2000.


Adam Gula is a professor at the Faculty of Fuels and Energy, University of Mining and Metallurgy, in Krakow. He is also the director of the Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency (FEWE). He has been one of the leading figures introducing energy efficiency in Poland. He is co-founder of FEWE and he was active in the foundation of INFORSE on behalf of the Polish Ecological Club.

Blowing-in insulation in an attic space. Photos by FEWE, Poland.

The results are very encouraging and prove that the project has addressed very important local problems. Over 80 local technicians have been trained by the project, and at least six small companies will be established by the trainees. An indicator of the success of the project is that, by the end of 1999, the cities had already exceeded their total contribution of $US 190,000. Another indicator of success is that three other cites, Miedzna, Brzozow, Bierun, decided to train their technicians similarly, covering the costs of the training from their own resources. In a follow-up project, technicians have been trained in Lviv in Ukraine, as well.

More information:

FEWE, ul. Florianska 55, 31-019 Krakow, Poland.
Ph: +48-124213911, fax: + 48-12411 9943

Sustainable Energy Contacts Worldwide - 2000 (Excl. Europe)

The INFORSE Worldwide Annual Contact List includes 800 organisation. They are NGOs and institutions working with renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable energy development.

The Contact List is published in 2 parts every year in the Sustainable energy News. This part is excluding the European part. The European part was published in Sustainable Energy News no. 28, February, 2000.

Please check if the information about your group is correct. Proposals for other entries to the list are welcome!

Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE, August, 2000.

Abbreviations used in the list:
ass./assoc. - association, dev. - development,
edu: - education, env. - environment(al),
EE - energy efficiency, FOE - Friends of the Earth,
GO/gov. - governmental organization,
int./int'l - international,
INFORSE - International Network for Sustainable Energy,
NGO - non-governmental organization,
nat. - national, org. - organization,
PV -photovoltaics, RE - renewable energy,
R&D - Research & Development,
sust. - sustainable, univ. - university

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Eastern Asia & Pacific


Alternative Technology Association ATA
Nat. NGO. Publishes Magazine
"Renew" and "The Sun". Non-profit group. Promote RE.
PO Box 2001, 8 Lee Street, Lygon St
North, Brunswick East, VIC 3057
Att. Lance Turner

Appropriate Technology Community & Environment APACE
Non-profit community based agency,
assisting overseas.
c/o University of Technology, Sydney,
PO Box 123, Broadway,
Sydney NSW 2007
Att. Paul Bryce, prof.

Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy Ltd. ACRE
Murdoch University, South St.,
Murdoch WA 6150
Att. Carrie Sonneborn
Ph: +61-8-9360-2934, m: 0414 364934
Fax: +61-8-9360-6624

Global Eco-village Network Oceania/Asia GEN
NGO. Non-profit, training.
59 Cyrstal Waters, Permacuture village
MS 16, Maleny Queensland 4552
Att. Max Lindegger
Ph: +61-7-54-944741
Fax: +61-7-54-944578

Institute for Global Futures Research IGFR
E-mail bulletin.
PO Box 263E, Earlville, QLD 4870
Att. Geoff Holland, Sonya Bentham

ISES - Australia & New Zealand ANZSES
Nat. NGO. Publish "Solar Progress".
PO Box 1140, Maroubra NSW 2035
Att. George Hardy

Office of Energy, Gov. of Western Australia
GO. Publish: Energy News. Annual EE Awards.
Level 9, Governor Stirling Tower, 197
St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Att. Vince Walsh, Rhys Kealley
Ph: +61-8-9420 5600
Fax: +61-8 9420 5700

Sustainable Energy Development Authority SEDA
Commercialise RE, reduce greenhouse emissions. See also:
PO Box N442, Grosvenor Place, NSW
1220 Sydney
Att. Chris Dunstan, Suzanne Dunford
Ph: +61-2-9291-5260
Fax: +61-2-9299-1519

Sustainable Energy Industry Association of Australia SEIA
Nat. Publish quarterly newsletter.
Umbrella organisation. Federal lobbying on energy policy & programs.
Aim to increase business and jobs.
PO Box 411, Dickson ACT 2602
Att. Fiona Murray
Ph: +61-2-62300271
Fax: +61-2-62300273

Third Opinion
NGO. Publish quarterly newsletter on nuclear energy and alternatives: RE, EE
PO box K133, Haymarket 1240
Att. Steve Bee
Ph: +61-2-9567 4006
Fax: +61-2-9517 3902


Asia-Pacific Regional Biogas Research and Training Centre BRTC
4-13 South Renmin road,
Chengdu 610041
Att. Hu Rongdu
Ph: +86-28-5222658
Fax: +86-28-5230677

Beijing Solar Energy Research Institute

China Solar Energy Society.
No. 3 Hua Yuan Road, Haidian
District, Beijing 100083
Att. Jinag Xinian, Meng Xiangan
Ph: +86-10-6201-8887/6201-7009
Fax: +86-10-6201-2880

China Biogas Society, BRTC
Academic Assoc. 3000 members.
People's South street, No. 13 4th
Section, Chengdu Sichuan 610041
Att. Wu Libin
Ph: +86-028-5230735/-5222658
Fax: +86-028-5230735

China National Photovoltaic Technology Development Center
GO. research
42 Wen Er Rd., Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Att. Tang Jun, Zhou Xing Fa
Ph: +86-86-571-8840763
Fax: +86-86-571-8823621

Committee for Integrated Survey of Natural Resources CISNAR
Associate member of INFORSE.
Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box
9717, Beijing 100101
Att. Shen Chang-Jiang, Prof
Ph: +86-1-4917814
Fax: +86-1-4914230

Hangzhou Regional Center for Small Hydro Power RN-HRC
Asia Pacific Regional Center. NGO.
Publish Newsletter "SHP news" in
English and Chinese bimonthly.
Sponsored by UNDP/UNIDO & the
Chinese Government. Training, R&D, info, consultation globally esp. among developing countries.
PO Box 1206, 20 Jiaogong San Road,
Hangzhou 310012
Att. Li Ji & Ding Hui Shen & D.Pan
Ph: +86-571-8086586-808-2848
Fax: +86-571-8062934

Inner Mongolia Electric Power College
Small wind mills.
Jin Chuan Development District,
Huhehot City 010080
Att. Liu Daoqi
Ph: +86-471 3901135
Fax: +86-471 3901122 ext 2343

International Network on Small Hydro Power IN-SHP
Training, consultation and info exchange. Publish Magazine "Hydro Power & Equipment" in English.
136 Nanshan road, PO Box 202,
Hangzhou 310002
Att. Yansong Wang, Mr.
Ph: +86-571-7070070
Fax: +86-571-7023353

Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Science Education and Rural Environment
RE development, conference.
11 Nonzhanguan Nanli,
Beijing 100026
Att. Yao Xiangjun
Ph: +86-010-64193004/-64193032
Fax: +86-010-64193084/-65002448


SOPAC Secretariat, South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission
Coordinate Regional Energy Programs.
Publish Pacific Energy News.
Energy Division
Private mail Bag, GPO, Suva
Att. Paul Fairbairn,
Ph: +679-381377
Fax: +679-370040


Climate Action Network South East Asia CANSEA
Jln. Solong Raya No. 17,
Jakarta 13240
Att. Surya Mulandar
Ph: +62-21-471-2363
Fax: +62-21-471-2363

WALHI, Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia FOE
Mampang Prapatan IV,
JLN. K. no.37, Jakarta 12790
Att. Zulkarnaen, Amung
Ph: +62-21-7941672
Fax: +62-21-7941673

Yayasan Gemi Nastiti, Energy & Environment Department GENI
NGO. Small solar systems (install, edu, research) in rural aereas. Biogas, antinuclear, global warming.
Core member of INFORSE.
Jalan Cemara II No 25.,
Salatiga 50711
Att. Djoni Ferdiwijaya
Ph: +62-298-22418
Fax: +62-298-22418


Citizens' Nuclear Information Center
NGO. Energy & Asian Nuclear issues.
1-58-15-3F, Kotobuki Bldg., Higashi-Nakano, Nakano, Tokyo 164
Att. Takagi Jinzaburo, Mr
Ph: +81-3-5330-9520
Fax: +81-3-5330-9530

Decentralized Energy Network
Core member of INFORSE.
3-31-7 Natsume Bldg. 3F, Toshima
Nishi-Ikebukuro, Tokyo 171-0021
Att. Dai Nakajima
Ph: +81-3-5954-7565
Fax: +81-3-5954-7564

Friends of the Earth - Japan, Energy Pioneers Conference FOE
Core member of INFORSE.
3-17-24 2F Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Att. Yuri Onodera
Ph: +81-3951-1081
Fax: +81-3951-1084

Green Energy Network
NGO. Established to follow up Global Forum'92.
1-20-6 Marukou Bldg. 3F, Higasiueno, Ueno-ku, Tokyo 110-015
Att. Tetsunari Iida
Ph: +81-3-38342428
Fax: +81-3-38342406

Information - the Endless Frontier IEF
Takamatsu Cho 2-12-7 # 101,
Tachikawa Shi, Tokyo 1900011
Att. Rahman Mizanur
Ph: +81-425-260597
Fax: +81-425-260597

Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies ISEP
Studies. Japan 2010: Green Energy 10 plan.
Toda blg. 4F, 1-21, Yotsuya Shinjuku,
Tokyo 160-0004
Att. Mika Ohbayashi
Ph: +81-3-5366-1018
Fax: +81-3-3358-5359

Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society JACSES
2F Dai-32 Kowa Bldg., 5-2-32 Minami
Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106
Att. Jiro Adachi, Mr
Ph: +81-3-3447-9515
Fax: +81-3-3447-9383


ASEAN Sub Committee on Non-Conventional Energy Research SCNCER
Nat. Int. GO. RD&Don RE.
Science, Technology & Env. Organisation, PO Box 2279, Vientiene
Att. Pho Muangnalad
Ph: +856-21-213470
Fax: +856-21-213472


Centre for Environment Technology and Development Malaysia CETDEM
Core member of INFORSE.
P.O. Box 382, Petaling Jaya, 46740
Att. Gurmit Singh, Mr.
Ph: +60-3-78757767
Fax: +60-3-78754039

Sahabat Alam Malaysia FOE
27 Lorong Maktab,
10250 Penang
Att. Mond Idris
Ph: +60-4-227 - 6930
Fax: +60-4-227-5705

Sustainable Transport Action Network for Asia & Pacific SUSTRAN
NGO. "Streets for People" and e-mail
newsletter. Network of org. &
PO Box 11501, 50782 Kuala Lumpur
Att. Paul Barter, Sreela Kolandai
Ph: +60-3-274-2590
Fax: +60-3-274-2590

Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI) UNDP
PO Box 12544, 50782 Kuala Lumpur
Att. Saira Shameem, Ms. Anwar Fazal
Ph: +60-3-255-9122
Fax: +60-3-253-236le-


Adventist Development and Relief Agency ADRA/ Mon
Nat. NGO. PV, passive solar, superinsulation, staw bale house.
P.O. Box 1038,
Ulaan Baatar 210613
Att. Scott Christiansen
Ph: +976-1-312102
Fax: +976-1-311485

Mongolian Academy of Sciencies
Sukhbaatar Sq. 3, Ulaan Baatar 11
Att. Chandraa Baataryn
Ph: +976-1-327827
Fax: +976-1-321638

Mongolian National Energy Corporation GO.
PO Box 70, Ulaan Baatar
Att. B. Chadraa
Ph: +976-1-342375
Fax: +976-1-342377

Monmar Eng Co. ltd
Wind turbine and solar light production.
PO box 70,
Ulan Bator 13
Att. Ch. Batbayar
Ph: +976-1-342692/-1-9911-8490
Fax: +976-1-342692

New Zealand

New Zealand Wind Energy Association NZWEA
PO Box 553, (130 Hutt Rd. Petone),
Att. Ian Shearer
Ph: +64-4-5862003
Fax: +64-4-5862004

Pacific Institute of Resource Management, Pacific World PIRM
Publish magazine: "Pacific World"
PO Box 12125, Wellington
Att. Kay Weir
Ph: +64-4-473-6623
Fax: +64-4-472-6374

Sustainable Energy Forum
NGO Network. Publish "Energy
Watch" Newsletter.
PO box 11152, Wellington
Att. Ken Piddington, Ian Shearer
Ph: +64-4-586-2003
Fax: +64-4-586-2004


NGO. Increase farm productivity,
income, self reliance of small farmers,
poor rural families. Env. conservation.
Associate member of INFORSE.
Nalsian, Manaoag, 2430, Pangasinan
Att. Joy S. Santos
Ph: +63-75-5290-473
Fax: +63-75-5290-239

Focal Point of Asia Regional
Cookstove Program (ARECOP), solar lantern, wind capacity building.
Core member of INFORSE.
PSDC Bldg., Corner Real str.
Nagallanes corner, Intramuros,
Manila 1002
Att. Feri G. Lumampao, Ms
Ph: +63-2-5276514/-3380643.
Fax: +63-2-5273744
e-mail: aptechmnl@phil.

Department of Energy Non-Conventional Energy Division
Village RE electrification Program
Energy Center, Marritt Road, Fort
Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila
Att. Leo S. Carrias
Ph: +63-2-8188614
Fax: +63-2-8188614

Earthsavers Movement
NGO. Associate member of INFORSE.
PH 28 Yulo Plaza, Don Bosco cor.,
Pasong Tamo, Makati,
Metro Manila 1200
Att. Roger C. Berosel
Ph: +63-8152689/8193494
Fax: +63-407634

Greenpeace South Asia Climate and Energy Campaign
#49 Malatag Street,
Bgy Pinyahan 1101, Quezon City
Att. Athena Ballesteros, Fiona Koza
Ph: +63-2-434-7034
Fax: +63-2-434-7035

Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
Core member of 1NFORSE.
340 Villamor St, San Juan, Metro
Manila 1500
Att. Cristina Juan
Ph: +63-2-784179
Fax: +63-2-706611

Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, Inc., Kasama sa Kalikasan FOE
Friends of the Earth - Philippines.
NGO. Regional Coordinator of MBD
Energy Bankwatch project.
3rd Floor, Puno Building, #47
Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City 1101
Att. Maria Athena D. Ronquillo
Ph: +63-9279670/9281372
Fax: +63-9207172

Pangasinan State University
Urdaneta city, 2428, Pangasinan
Att. Pedro S. de Leon
Ph: +63-75-568-2022
Fax: +63-75-568-2556

Philippine Center for Appropriate Technology & Training PCATT
Core member of INFORSE.
224 Diego Silang St. 4200
Batangas City
Att. Benjamin Gertes
Ph: +63-43-723-1155/5685/2944
Fax: +63-43-723-2944

Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines REAP
NGO. Associate member of INFORSE.
11 Liamzon St Midtown,
Marikina City
Att. Vic O. Roaring
Ph: +63-2-6458167
Fax: +63-2-6467319

Rural Enterprise Development Foundation Inc.
NGO. Transfer env. friendly techn. at the grassroot level.
9480 Lopez Avenue, Los Banos,
Laguna 4030
Att. Jose S. Nicolas
Ph: +63-536-0205
Fax: +63-094-50016 c/o Didith

World Futures Studies Federation
NGO. Quarterly futures Bulletin,
University of St. La Salle,
Bacolod City 6100
Att. Ceasar Villanueva
Ph: +63-34-4353857
Fax: +63-34-4353857


Regional Institute of Environmental Technology RIET
Env. news on email. Non-profit org.
3 Science Park Drive, PSB Annex #
04-08, 118223
Att. Amy Toh, Wang Hong
Ph: +65-7772685
Fax: +65-7732800

South Korea

Green Korea United
NGO. 15 local office. Situated at the
Korean Inst. for Sustainable Society
Core member of INFORSE.
10F Garden Tower 9B-78, Wooni-dong
Chongno-ku, Seoul 110-350
Att. Lee Taehwa
Ph: +82-2-747-8500
Fax: +82-2-766-4180


Energy & Resources Laboratories, ITRI
Industrial Technology Research Inst.
Bldg 64, 195-6, Section 4, Chung
Hsing Rd, Chutung 310, Hsinchu
Att. Jhy-ming Lu, Dr
Ph: +886-3-5915492/5915493
Fax: +886-3-5820376


Appropriate Technology Association ATA
Nat. NGO. Energy for rural industry, housing and community development
(stoves, low-cost housing materials )
Core member of INFORSE.
143/171-2 Pinklao Nakornchaisri Rd.,
Bangkok-Noi, Bangkok 10700
Att. Chanchai Limpiyakom
Ph: +66-2-434 3252
Fax: +66-2-434 3253

Council on Renewable Energy in the Mekong Region CORE
SERT, Naresuan University,
Pitsanuloke 65000
Att. Pho Muangnalad chairman
Ph: +66-55-261067
Fax: +66-55-261067

Greenfields International
Local. RE, small-scale industrial applications.
PO Box 167, San Pa Koi P.O.,
Chiangmai 50000
Att. Auke Koopmans
Ph: +66-53-338242
Fax: +66-53-276091

Regional Energy Resources Information Centre RERIC
NGO. Publishes quarterly "RERIC
News". Services, training on info mgmt, consultancy. Solar, biomass, wind, small hydropower. Publishes semi anually: Int Energy Journal.
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT),
PO Box 2754,
Bangkok 10501
Att. On-Anong Suraniranat, Mrs.
Ph: +66-2-524 5866
Fax: +66-2-524 5870

Regional Wood Energy Development Programin Asia
FAO Regional Office Asia & Pacific,
Maliwan Mansion, Phra Atit Road,
Bangkok 10200
Att. Wim Hulscher, Auke Koopmans
Ph: +66-2-2802760
Fax: +66-2-2800760

Sustainable Energy Network for Thailand SENT INFORSE Regional Coordinator
92/2 Soi Pitchayanan 22,
Tiwanon road, Muang,
Nonthaburi Province 11000
Att. Decharut Sukkumnoed
Ph: +66-2-9688113/-9688239
Fax: +66-2-9688113

Technical Information Service on Renewable Energy
Free SDI service, ASEAN database.
PO Box 51, Ratburana, Bangkok 10140
Att. Navaporn Panyasak
Ph: +66-2-4284014
Fax: +66-2-4284014

Thai - Danish Cooperation on Sustainable Energy
Building up capacity of NGOs.
2252 Mittraphad Rd. Tambon
Naimueng, Mueng District, 30000
Nakhon Ratchasima
Att. Sriluck Silapee, Ms
Ph: +66-044-282354
Fax: +66-044-213700


Eco-farm, University of Agriculture and Forestry
Local sust. resources, biogas, training.
Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh City
Att. Bui Xuan An
Ph: +84-8-8963353
Fax: +84-8-8960713

Hanoi Architectural University
9 Nguyen Trai str, Dong Dah VN Hanoi
Att. Kaare Albrechtsen
Ph:/Fax: +84 4 8 542374

Institute of Energy
Ton That Tung, Khuong Thuong,
Dong Da, Hanoi
Att. Pham Khanh Toan, dr
Ph: +84-4-8523-353
Fax: +84-4-8523-311

Renewable Energy Center
Can Tho University, Can Tho
Att. Do Ngoc Quynh
Ph: +84-7-1-838-757
Fax: +84-7-1-839-250

Renewable Energy Research Center
Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi
Att. Dangh Dinh Thong
Ph: +84-4-8-692-656
Fax: +84-4-8-691-256

Vietnam Sustainable Energy Development VSED
Nat. NGO. Network with voluntary
org. & individuals. RE, EE.
D2-B6 Kim Lien Dong Da, Hanoi.
Att. Nguyen Thuong
Ph: +84-4-8-256-599/-261843
Fax: +84-4-8-256-599

Vietnam Women's Union
39 Hang Chuoi, Hanoi
Att. Pham Hoai Giang, Ms.
Ph: +84-4-8-257-225
Fax: +84-4-8-253-143

South Asia


Bangladesh Resouce Centre for Indigenous Knowledge BARCIK
Publish quarterly: Grassroots Voice, monthly bengali Journal.
Integrated Action Research &
Development, 3/7 Block-D,
Lalmatia, Dhaka 1207
Att. Sukanta Sen
Ph: +880-2-91 32372
Fax: +880-2-91 25681

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology UNIB
Vil. Islam Nagor, Thakurgaon road,
Dist Thakurgaon
Att. Md. Obaidullah, Eng.
Ph: +880-2-8614640-4/7304
Fax: +880-2-8613046

Bazlur Rahman Foundation BRF
Non profit voluntary social welfare org.
VDC Market PO BRF, PS Bauphal,
Dits- Patuakhali
Att. Bazlu Miah

Centre for Energy Studies UNIB
Journal of Energy and Environment, workshop on RE.
Mechanical Dept, BUET Ramna,
Dhaka 1000
Att. M A Rashid Sarkar
Ph: +880-9665636
Fax: +880-2864026

Climate Action Network South Asia - CANSA Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
House 23, 620 Road 10 a , (New)
Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209
Att. Atiq Rahman
Ph: +880-2-815829/-8113977
Fax: +880-2-81113447-8118206

IEDS - Bangladesh FOE
Institue for Environment and
Dev. Studies. NGO.
5/12-15 Eastern View, 50 D.I.T.
Extension Road, Dhaka 1000
Att. Krishna Dulal Debneth
Ph: +880-2-8315394
Fax: +880-2-8315394

Information Endless Frontier IEF
NGO. R&D. Edu., env., dev., EE, RE.
Nahar Peace Garden,
202/1 Tutpara Main Road,
Khulna Metro # 9285
Att. Shamsur Rahman
Ph: +880-041-730309
Fax: +880-041-730309

Socio-Economic and Environment Development Society SEEDS
120 East Tejturi Bazar,
Dhaka 1215
Att. Mostafa Kamal
Ph: +880-2-329119
Fax: +880-2-816820


Academy Agro-Medical Sciences
NGO. Women roles.
Shastri Square, Dhamangaon (Rly),
Amravati Dist. 444 709 (MS)
Att. Vijay K, Paralkar
Ph: +91-7222-37735
Fax: +91-7122-22493

Action for Food Production APPRO
Biogas training.
Core member of INFORSE.
25/1A Institutional Area, Pankha Rd,
D-Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058
Att. N.C. Bose Crobs
Ph: +91-11-5555412/5553652
Fax: +91-11-5500343

Aga Khan Rural Support Program, Choice Premises AKRSP
Rural dev. biogas program, Gujarat.
Core member of INFORSE.
Swastik Cross Road, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad 380 009
Att. Udayan Pandya
Ph: +91-079-6427729/-464730
Fax: +91-079-408642

Akshyanagar Pallisri Shangha APS
Akshyanagar, Block Kakdwip, South
24 Paraganas 743347, West Bengal
Att. Basudeb Giri, Mr.
Ph: +91-3210-55184

All India Women's Conference, Rural Energy Dept. AIWC
NGO. RE programs involving NGOs.
INFORSE National Focal Point
Core member of INFORSE.
Sarojini House, 6 Bhagwan Dass Road,
New Delhi 110001
Att. Lalita Balakrishnan, vice.pres
Ph: +91-11-3389680/3381165
Fax: +91-11-3384092

Alternate Hydro Energy Center
University of Roorkee, Roorkee,
247667 (U.P.)
Att. Arun Kumar
Ph: +91-1332-74254, 85213
Fax: +91-1332-73517, 73560

Solar systems.
T.B. Road (Opp. Govt. Hospital), Dist.
Ernakulam 683572, Angamaly Kerala
Att. Peter Thettayil
Ph: +91-484-453548
Fax: +91-484-457531

Asian & Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology APCTT
Periodical: "VATIS Update", UN
ECOSOC for Asia &Pacific.
Off New Mehrauli Road, PO Box
4575, New Delhi 110016
Att. N. Srinivasan
Ph: +91-11-6966509/-6856276
Fax: +91-11-6856274

Association for Rural Area Social Modification Improvement and Nestling ARASMIN
NGO. Health, edu., socio-economic
dev., empowerment.
AT/Post G. Udayagiri, Kandhamal
Dist., Orissa 762 100
Att. Bikash Ranjan Rautray
Ph: +91-06847-60609
Fax: +91-06847-60609

Association for Social Health
Biogas plants, improved chulhas.
Beli Sarai, (Station Road), Bihar
Nawadah 805110
Att. Mokhtarul Haque
Ph: +91-6324-22704/-23571
Fax: +91-6324-22374

Bansgaon Vikas Parishad BVP
Village Chaturbanduari, Post Bhatwali,
Via Unwal Dist. Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh
Att. Suresh Singh, Mr.

Bharath Anhyudaya Seva Samithi
NGO. Rural poor for better env., RE.
7th lane, Srinivasaraothota, PO box
336, Guntur 522004, Andhara Pradesh
D.No 25-17-131
Att. Ch. Peter Paul, Mr.
Ph: +91-863-357736/-354313
Fax: +91-863-357736/-354313

Biorama Trust
Voluntary org. pedal equipment prod.
2/70 Ganapathipalayam Post,
Udamalpet Taluk, Tamil Nadu 642 122
Att. C.R. Ramanathan
Ph: +91-04252-23136

Central Board of Irrigation & Power
Info, publications, conferences.
CBIP Building, Plot No.4 Instit. Area.,
Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New
Delhi 110021
Att. C.V.J. Varma / A.R. G. Rao
Ph: +91-11-3015984/-3016567
Fax: +91-11-3016347

Centre for Built Environment
NGO. Newsletter.
2/5 Sarat Bose Road, Calcutta 700 020
Att. Santosh Ghosh, prof
Ph: +91-33-474 5424/-476 1513
Fax: +91-33-476 1495/-466 0625

Centre for Ecological Sciences, Energy Research Group CES
Univ. Eco dev., integrated energy
planning, impact assessment.
Indian Institute of Science, CES RNO
215 TVR/DKS/NVJ Bangalore 560012
Att. T.V. Ramachandra, dr.
Ph: +91 -80-3600985/3092506
Fax: +91-80-3601428/3600085

Centre for Environment and Development CEAD
Women dev., micro-credit & edu.,.RE.
Godicherla Post, via Payakaraopeta,
Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam Ds.
Att. Vijayataxmi Garikena
Ph: +91-0891-553074
Fax: +91-0891-563704

Centre for Peace & Development
Env. dev. ecology, human rights.
12/1, B.T. Road, 1 Cross, Chamarajpet,
Bangalore 560018
Att. M.G.S. Ramu, dir.
Ph: +91-080-6616448 (pp local)

Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned & other Developing Countries NAM S&T
Publish quarterly "NAM S&T
Newsletter". Inter-gov. org. with 39
countries. Workshops on RE.
India Habitat Centre, Core-6, 2nd floor,
Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003
Att. K.N. Johry, dir.
Ph: +91 -11-4644974/-464S134
Fax: +91-11-4644973

Centre for Science & Environment CSE
NGO. Disseminate info, climate.
41 Tughlakabad. Institutional Area,
New Delhi 110062
Att. Anil Agarwal
Ph: +91-11-6981110/ -6981124
Fax: +91-11-6985879

Changanacherry Social Sevice Society CSSS
Archbishop's House, Changanacherry
686101, Kerala
Att. Gregory Onamkulam
Ph: +91-481-420345/-420040/-420379
Fax: +91-481-422540

Dehat Vikas Kendra DVK
Village & P.O. Dongra Ahir,
Block Kanina Dist. Mohindergarh,
Haryana 123021
Att. Mahavir Prasad Bhardwaj
Ph: +91-1285-6719

Department of Science & Technology Government of Manipur
GO. RE programs.
Old Lambulane Imphal 795001 Manipur
Att. S. Madhu Sudan Singh, dir
Ph: +91-385-221816/- 224929
Fax: +91-385-224930

Development Alternatives, Technology and Action for Rural Advancement TARA
NGO. Newsletter, publications. TARA
is the commercial wing.
Core member of INFORSE.
B-32, TARA Crescent, Quatab
Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016
Att. Ashok Khosla, Tom Mathew
Ph: +91-11-6967938/-6851158
Fax: +91-66-6866031

Emanuel Social Association ESA
Muyal's House 28/2 Laxmi road, Dalan-
wala Dehradun 248001, Uttar Pradesh
Att. U.L. Bangerwal
Ph: +91-135-625-209
Fax: +91-135-625-209

Energy Environment Group EEG
Edit "Rural Energy Journal". RE
PO Box 4, Lajpat Nagar IV,
New Delhi 110024
Att. Sudhirendar Sharma, Dr.
Ph: +91-11-6233221
Fax: +91-11-6562326

Foundation for Environment and Economic Development FEED
NJL Building, Chahsad Avenue,
Imphal 795001, Manipur
Att. Haokholet Kipgen, Mr.

Gram Bharati
Simultala 811316, District Jamui, Bihar
Att. Shivanand Bhai
Ph: +91 - 2261-(pp)-234

Biogas, smokeless stoves.
Core member of INFORSE.
Jayaprakash Nagar, Nandirajuthota PO
Bapatla Mandal, Guntur Dist. 522120
Att. A.L.N. Murthy, Mr.

Gramudyog Rachnatmak Vikas Sansthan
Chariaonkhas, Gauri Baazar, Dist.
Deoria, Uttar Pradesh
Att. C.P. Kushwaha, Mr.

Indian Social Institute ISI
Rural energy, agriculture, env.
Institutional Area, Lodi Road,
New Delhi 110003
Att. K.T. Chandy
Ph: +91-11-46 22379/-46 25015
Fax: +91-11-4690660

Institute for Youth & Dev. IYD
97, 17th b. Main, 5th Block,
Koramangala, Bangalore,
Karnataka 560095
Att. V.C. Joseph, Mr.
Ph: +91-80-5530597/-5533989
Fax: +91-80-5530682

Int'l Center for Networking, Environment, Education, Reintegration ICNEER
IME Co. Plot No 86, Old GIDC
Gundlav, Valsad 396035, Gujarat
Att. Deepak Gadhia, Mr.
Ph: +91-2632-20703
Fax: +91-2632-20703/

Integrated Rural Development Service Organisation IRDSO
Wangjing, Manipur
Att. Nonibala Devi, Ms.

Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association INSEDA INFORSE Regional Coordinator
Low cost, small scale RE having
applications in rural areas. Biogas,
bioenergy dev. programs.
3rd floor, St Soldier Tower, Vikas Puri,
New Delhi 110018
Att. Raymond Myles
Ph: +91-11-5510344/5526521
Fax: +91-11-5529646

International Energy Initiative
25/5 Borebank road, Bensen Town,
Bangalore 560 046
Att. Amulya K.N. Reddy, prof
Ph: +91-80-353-6897
Fax: +91-80-353-8426

Joseph Institute for Rural Development JIFORD
Edu. to children in 40 villages, non-
formal adult edu. in RE and agriculture.
Core member of INFORSE.
Mission Compound, Bhatpur Rani,
U.P. state, Deoria dist. 27402
Att. Sushil Isaak Parmar, Mr.dir.
Ph: +91-113734377 (Delhi) or
55667113 (UP)

Kerala Iykya Mahila Samajan KIMS
Muthupilakadu, Krishna Garden,
P.O. Poruvazhy, Sasthamcotta,
Kerala 690520
Att. Gomathi Nair, Mr.
Ph: +91-47621-235

Kuttanadu Vikasana Samithi KVS
P.O. Ramankari, Alappuzha,
Kerala 689595
Att. Thomas Peelianickal
Ph: +91-477-703624
Fax: +91-477-724237

Ladakh Ecological Development Group
NGO. Local RE: solar active and
passive, heat, drying, micro-hydro.
Core member of INFORSE.
Leh, Ladakh 194101
Att. Sonam Dawa, Mr.
Ph: +91-1982-3746
Fax: +91-1982-2484

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Memorial Trust Sarvangeen Vikas Yojana LBSNMT-SVY
Agriculture, irrigation, energy, self help
camp for rural women, training for
energy technicians.
S-5/44 H. Pandey Colony, Orderly
Bazar, Varanasi-2, Uttar Pradesh
Att. A.B. Singh
Ph: +91-542-345667
Fax: +91-542-343628 c/o

Learning & Educational Research
Library, 1/205 Apper Street,
Medavakkam, Madras 601 302
Att. John Britto

Malanadu Development Society
NGO. Sustainable rural dev. Approp.
technology, local RE, biogas.
Core member of INFORSE.
Kottayam District, Kerala,
Kanjirapally 686507
Att. Mathew Vadakemuriyil
Ph: +91-482802718/802756/802665
Fax: +91-482803356

Mary's Action & Walfare Association MAWA
D.No. 541781 Post Office:
H.B. Colony, Visakhapatnam 530022,
Andhra Pradesh
Att. David N. Raju

Mass Based Association for Social Service and Rural Development MASARD
Associate member of INFORSE.
1201/B Mittal Tower, M.G. road,
Bangalore 560001, Karnataka
Att. J.L. Fernandes
Ph: +91-80-5585467
Fax: +91-80-5597481

Melghat Development Society MDS
NGO. Integrated rural dev.
PB No. 19, Paratwada 444805, DT.
Amravati (MS)
Att. John Maliekal, Dr.
Ph: +91-07223-21342
Fax: +91-07223-21342

Dev. edu., apropriate technology., sust.
Vellanad 695 543, Mitraniketan City
Centre, Kerala, West Fort
Att. Reghu Rama Das
Ph: +91-471-451564,472-882045
Fax: +91-471-333612/-333614

National Council for Development Communication NCDC
B-33/14-22 Koshlesh Nagar Colony Sun-
derpur Varanasi 221005 Uttar Pradesh
Att. V.K. Dubey, dr.
Ph: +91-542-318-574

National Institute of Rural Development NIRD
Research and training.
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030
Att. K.A. Raju, dr.
Ph: +91-40-401-5766 (O) 353 4949 (R)
Fax: +91-40-401 5766

Nayudamma Centre for Development Alternatives
RE research and promotion.
Core member of INFORSE.
2/210 1st floor, Nawabpet, Nellore -
524 002, Andhra Pradesh
Att. A. Jagadeesh, Dr
Ph: +91-861-321580/-324806
Fax: +91-861-330692/-331848

Nehru Foundation for Development, Centre for Environment Education CEE
Thaltejtekra Gujarat Ahemdabad 380054
Att. Kiran Desai, Mr.
Ph: +91-79-409-751
Fax: +91-79-6420242
e-mail: cee@adl

New Clean Energy Development Society NERD
NGO. Voluntary. RE, rural dev. biogas.
Associate member of INFORSE.
78A Chitthi Vinayakar, Colony
Vadavalli, Coimbatore 641041
Att. Sathia Jothi, Ms
Ph: +91-422689 or 422568

New Life Center NLC
Associate member of INFORSE.
Village Banjali, Sailana Road, Ratlam
457001, Madhya Pradesh
Att. M.I. Khimla, Mr.
Ph: +91 - 35207,
Fax: +91-40216

NGO Energy & Climate Causus
NGO. Coalition, networking. Lobby
UN CSD. South Coordinator.
3B Camac street, Calcutta 700016
Att. Rajat Chaudhuri/CUTS
Ph: +91-33 229 7391
Fax: +91-33 249 6231

Orissa Social Service Institute
Research, training & action for social,
economic dev. Library. Affiliated to
At/Po. Baramba Post Box-1, Dist.
Cuttack 754031
Att. Dillip Ch. Samantaray, PhD
Ph: +91-06721-43276/-43271

Partners in Community Development PINCOD
NGO. Integrated rural dev. program.
GILGAL, Dewlahland,
Imphal 795001, Manipur
Att. Maman Kipgen, Ms.
Ph: +91-385-221625(0) 385-26657(R)

People's Service Society Palakkad PSSP
Pastoral Center, Chakkanthara,
Palakkad 678006, Kerala
Att. Sebastian Thattil
Ph: +91 - 520395

Peoples Research Organisation for Grass Root Environmental Scientific Services PROGRESS
12-13-626, Nagarjuna Nagar, Tarnaka,
Hyderabad A.P. 500017
Att. Gopal Krishna P.
Ph: +91-40-7172408
Fax: +91-40-7172471

Phagwara Environment Assoc.
Voluntary NGO publish newsletter.
218 - Guru Hargobind Nagar,
Phagwara, Punjab 144401
Att. Gurmith Singh Plahi
Ph: +91-1824-63394
Fax: +91-1824-61760 /1 -509 2775964

Maheshidihi, District Sundergarh,
Orissa 770001
Att. Rajendra Kumar Behera
Ph: +91-66223160

Rashtriya Gramudyog Sewa Sansthan RGSS
Manpur Patwadhkavtuk, District
Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Att. Vijay Kumar Rai
Ph: +91-542-35819 (Varanasi Office)

Amruta Mansions, Shanthi Nagar, 14
Lane, Eluru 534007, Andhra Pradesh,
West Godavary dist.
Att. N. John S.D. Raju
Ph: +91-8812-32021
Fax: +91-8812-21648

Rongmei Naga Baptist Association, Development projects RNBA
Langol Tarung, P.O. Lamphel,
Manipur, Imphal 795004
Att. Mumai Pheija, Mr.
Ph: +91-385-311713
Fax: +91-385-240042

Rural Agricultural Institute Narayangaon RAIN
Managing Trustee, District Pune,
Narayangaon 410504, Maharastra
Att. G. Mehar, C.M. Ketkar
Ph: +91-212-450385/459-7532

Rural and Environmental Development Center REDC
Non-profit, grass root.
280 Valluvar Nagar, Oddappaatty,
Collectorate (Post), Dharmapuri
636705, Tamilnadu
Att. K. Avaneendran
Ph: +91-04342-30868/ 4342-31164
Fax: +91-04342-61240

Rural Communes
NGO. Working on rural dev. edu..
Core member of INFORSE.
70 2nd Floor, Anandial Poddar Marg,
Mumbai 400002
Att. Muneer Alavi
Ph: +91-022-2085601
Fax: +91-022-2015357

Rural Development Society
Training, solar and micro hydro.
12, New Colony st PO box 40,
Kamarajar dt. Thillai Nagar,
Tamilnadu, Sattur 626203
Att. S. Devashayam

Rural Energy Development Agency
Edu., awareness env. dev. RE.
No. 18, 11th East Main Road, Gandhi
Nagar, Tamilnadu, Vellore 632006
Att. A. Aseervatham Mr; I.Lilly, Ms
Ph: +91-416-242759
Fax: +91-416-244506

Rural Service Center RSC
Core member of INFORSE.
Piraman Road Ankleshwar, Dist.
Bharuch 393001, Gujarat
Att. I.B.C. Din
Ph: +91-2646-57972
Fax: +91-2646-58970

Ryan Foundation
NGO. RE research
Core member of INFORSE.
8 West Mada Street, Srinagar Colony,
Madras 600015
Att. Felix A. Ryan, Mr.
Ph: +91-44-2351993
Fax: +91-44-4910746

Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute SPRERI
PB 2 Vallabh Vidyanagar 388120 Gujarat
Att. G.P. Nagori, B.S. Pathak
Ph: +91-2692-31332 or 45011
Fax: +91-2692-47982

Shiva Gramodyog Mandal SGM
Kalibari, District Kathera,
Jammu & Kashmir
Att. G.D. Sharma, Mr.
Ph: +91-19-222-327

Social Action for Human Resource Development SOHARD
Associate member of INFORSE.
Village Anandpur PO Mandhan,
District Alwar 301704, Rajasthan
Att. Niranjan Sharma

Social Activities for Rural Development Society SARDS
Jana Chaitanya Nilayam, Prakasham
Dist Tangutur 523274 Andhara Pradesh
Att. R. Suneet Kumar, Mr.

Social Centre for Rural Initiative & Advancement SCRIA
NGO. Biogas reserch, soil and water conservation.
Core member of INFORSE.
Rewari Dist. Haryana, Khori 123101
Att. Sunder Lal, Mr.
Ph: +91-01274-86625/86652
Fax: +91-01274-25032

Society for Developmental Action SODA
Energy, env., poverty, human rights.
Indapahi, Post Laxmiposi, via
Baripada, 757107, Mayurbhanj Dist.
Orissa state
Att. Biswaranjan Behera
Ph: +91-6792-78179
Fax: +91-6792-52841

Society for Health Education & Development SHED
Involved in integrated rural dev. Implement biogas, smokeless chulla rogram.
PO Box 18, Rayagada P.O./Dist,
Orissa 765001
Att. Alice G. Mony, Mrs.
Ph: +91-6856-22031
Fax: +91-6856-23681

Society for Preserve Environment and Quality of Life, J.V. Charitale Trust SERQL
NGO. RE, EE. Mobilise rural youth and women.
540 Road No. 12, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad 500034
Att. J. Rama Rao, Capt.
Ph: +91-040-3321350
Fax: +91-040-3321192

Society for Professionals' Initiative in Development PRIDE
Baily road, 4, Anand Apartments,
Bihar, Patna 800023
Att. Rakesh C Jha, dr.
Ph: +91-612-283138
Fax: +91-612-220119

Society for Research & Environmental Protection
Int. Univ.
Nand Niketan, Naka Hindola,
Lucknow 226004
Att. Dauji Gupta, Mr.
Ph: +91-522-227491/-216470
Fax: +91-522-219470

Socio Economic Development Organisation SEDO
Athokpam 5, District Thoubal
795138, Manipur
Att. A. Brajamohon Singh
Ph: +91-3848-22224 (pp)
Fax: +91-3848-22224

St. Xavier's Social Service Society
Core member of INFORSE.
Post Box 4088, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad 380009 Gujarat
Att. Fr. Cedric Prakash, director
Ph: +91-79-495238
Fax: +91-79-6426362

State Institute of Rural Development SIRD
GO. Training of rural people.
9-Gautam Palli, Uttar Pradesh,
Lucknow 226001
Att. Kamal Taori, Dr.
Ph: +91-0522-231775
Fax: +91-0522-281426

Tata Energy Research Institute
Publications. RE Programs.
Associate member of INFORSE.
Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
Att. Beena Menon, Ms.
Ph: +91-11-4622246/-4601550
Fax: +91-11-4621770/-4632609

Tiruvanthapuram Social Service Society TSSS
Samanwaya, Bishop House Compound,
P.B. 828 Vellayanbalan,
Tiruvanthapuram 695003
Att. V.S. Greth
Ph: +91-471-334005/-334006
Fax: +91-471-320367

Vasavya Society for Rural Development VASORD
104 Reliance Enlave, Venkataramana,
Colony, Hyadrabad 500004, Andhara
Att. GVVSDS Prasad, Mr.
Ph: +91-40-3220196/-3395964
Fax: +91-40-332431

Vashali Area Small Farmer's Association VASFA
At & Post Vashali, Vashali 844158,
Bihaar Att. K.P. Singh, Mr.

Village Development Organisation
Top Awang Khewa Bazar, B.P.O.M.
Kampu, PO. Lamlong, Imphal, Manipur
Att. Kunjbihari Singh

Village Welfare Society VWS
F-3 Gitangali park 1813-A Kumud Goshal Rd, West Bengal Calcutta 700057
Att. A.K. Maity, Mr.
Ph: +91-33-564-6545
Fax: +91-33-564-6545

Welfare Services Ernakulam WSE
Associate member of INFORSE.
Ponnurunni, PO Vyttila, Kochi 682019,
Att. Varghese Kattuparampil
Ph: +91-484-344243/-484347829
Fax: +91-484-347829

West Utkal Agriculture Centre
At & P.O. Diptipur, District Bargarh
768035, Orissa
Att. Ruben Senapati
Ph: +91-06683-8750 (Off)
Fax: +91-06683-8715 (Res)

Women's Action for Development WAFD
Biogas dev., smokeless stove & other
RE programes.
Core member of INFORSE.
3rd floor, St. Soldier Tower, Vikas
Puri, New Delhi 110018
Att. Zareen Myles, Ms
Ph: +91-11-5526521/-5510344
Fax: +91-11-5529646

Youth Charitable Organisation YCO
NGO. Create employment to the rural
poor through sustainable development.
P.O. Box 3,20/14 Urban Bank Street,:
Visakhapatnham Dist. Andhra Pradesh,
Yellamanchili 531 055
Att. Prem Kumar
Ph: +91-8924-31122
Fax: +91-8924-31231

Youth Volunteers' Union YVU
Integrated rural dev. program.
Indo-Burma Road, Thoubal Wang-
mataba, Thoubal, Manipur 795138
Att. Tikenderjit Singh
Ph: +91-3848-22224/-22514
Fax: +91-3848-22224


Ministry of National Infrastructures, Library
POB 13106, Jerusalem 91130
Att. Rachel P. Cohen, Ms
Ph: +972-2-5316041
Fax: +972-2-5316081


World Energy Council, Committee on Developing Countries
Energy, env. sust. energy.
PO Box 925387, Amman
Att. Hisham Khabit, Dr. chairman
Ph: +962-6-701-532
Fax: +962-6-698-556


Alternative Energy Promotion Centre AEPC
GO. Under Ministry of Science &
Technology. Policy on RE, assist NGOs.
Krishna Galli, Pulchdwk, Lalitpur, PO
Box 14237, Kathmandu
Att. Shyam Lal Vaidya
Ph: +977-1-522520
Fax: +977-1-539237

Annapurna Conservation Project
Alternative Energy Program, PO Box
183, Pokhara
Att. Tej Prasad Rimal
Ph: +977-61 21102, 28202
Fax: +977-61 28203

Centre for Energy and Environment CEE
Associate member of INFORSE.
PO Box 10376, Anamnagar,
Att. Krishna R. Shrestha, dr.
Ph: +977-1-242993
Fax: +977-1-220161

Centre for Renewable Energy CRE
NGO. Non-profit center.
Associate member of INFORSE.
P.O. Box 589, Ga-2/717 Bag Bazar,
Att. Rajendra Bahadur Adhikari
Ph: +977-1-248852/351052.
Fax: +977-1-226976

Centre for Rural Technology CRT
INFORSE national focal point.
Core member of INFORSE.
Tripureswore PO Box 3628 Kathmandu
Att. Ganesh Ram Shrestha, Mr
Ph: +977-1-256819/-260165
Fax: +977-1-257922

Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness ECCA
NGO. EE stoves, RE, recycle, training.
Associate member of INFORSE.
P.O.BOX 9210, Kathmandu
Att. Prachet K. Shrestha, Mr.
Ph: +977-1-425867
Fax: +977-1-224627

Human Welfare and Environment Protection Centre
NGO, RE promotion in rural areas.
Biogas construction.
Tribhuvan Nagar, Ghorabi Dang
Att. Shreeman Naupane
Ph: +977-82-60240
Fax: +977-82-60178

Intermediate Technology Development Group ITDG
Int. Tech. dev. and socio-economic
evaluation of micro-hydropower.
PO Box 15135, Kathmandu
Att. Bhola Shrestha, Mr.
Ph: +977-1-415477
Fax: +977-1-434354

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ICIMOD
NGO. Newsletter. Info, research, edu.
P.O. Box 3226, 4/80 Jawalakhel,
Att. Kamal Rijal, Dr
Ph: +977-1-525313/-525314
Fax: +977-1-524509/-536747

Associate member of INFORSE.
P.O. Box 2682, Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Att. Padmasana Shakya, Mr.
Ph: +977-1-413662 / 416067
Fax: +977-1-220215

Plants for Life PFL
Nat. NGO. RE, env. dev. plamation-
bioengineering, local network forest
user groups (54), women coops (9).
PO Box 19, Ram Chok, Bel Chok -4,
Narayanghat, Chitawan
Att. Rajesh Shamrma, Dr.
Ph: +977-56-21436
Fax: +977-56-21436

Research Center for Applied Science & Technology RECAST
Nat. RE, research and promotion under
Tribhuvan Univ.
Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Att. V.M. Shrestha
Ph: +977-1-330348/331303
Fax: +977-1-331964

Rural Energy Development Program, UNDP/HMG REDP
PO Box 107, Lalitpur
Att. Kiran Man Singh
Ph: +977-1-520048
Fax: +977-1-523991 /523986

Solar Sisters Program, Himalayan Light Foundation
Install PV to homes.
PO Box 8975 EPC, 5493 Kathmandu
Ph: +977-1-418203
Fax: +977-1-412924

South Asia Partnership - Nepal
NGO on sust. dev. voluntary, community dev. sustainable agriculture, biogas.
Core member of INFORSE.
G. PO Box 3827, Kathmandu
Att. Rohit Kumar Nepali, dir.
Ph: +977-1-495163
Fax: +977-1-495671

Thapathali Engineering Campus
Nat. Univ. Mechanical Engineering
Associate member of INFORSE.
P.O. Box 280, Kathmandu
Att. Riddhi Ratna Sthapit, Dr.
Ph: +977-1-246465
Fax: +977-1-246307

Women's Development Division
Community dev. program, income-
generating activities, training, env. &
appropr. tech.: improved cook stoves .
Ministry of Local Development,
Jawalakhel, Patan
Att. Crangadather Awasthi Mr
Ph: +977-1-523827/522050
Fax: +977-1-521214


Afghan Development Association
Nat. NGO. Mycro hydro, design,
implement, train maintenance.
House No 17/F-A-l, Khushal Khan
Khatak Rd., UPO Box 922, Univ.
Town, Peshawar
Att. Esmattullah Haidary, Yarmajan
Ph: +92-91-845212
Fax: +92-91-845312

Foundation for Integrated Development FinD
Nat. NGO.
Associate member of INFORSE.
GPO Box 2024, Islamabad
Att. Gul Najam Jamy
Ph: +92-51-264713

Pakistan Society of Agricultural Engineers PSAE
Core member of INFORSE.
c/o Farm Machinery Institute,
N.A.R.C., Park Road, Islamabad 45500
Att. Amjad P. Chaudhary,Dr
Ph: +92-51-240370/240380
Fax: +92-61-812968

Resource Centre for Development Alternatives RCDA
Faraz House, Block D-237,
Ghazikot-Township, Mansehra 21300
Att. Hidayatullah Neakakhtar
Ph: +92-987-302950

Society for Conservation & Protection of Environment SCOPE
NGO. research, info IUCN member.
B-150, Block 13, Gulshan-e-Iqbal,
Karachi 75300
Att. Iram Afshan, Tanveer Arif
Ph: +92-21-4965042/-4976459
Fax: +92-21-4964001

Stand Organize Unite Lead SOUL
NGO. Sustainable, socio-eco dev.
Core member of INFORSE.
GPO Box 602, Faisalabad
Att. Muhamad Naeem Ashraf
Fax: +92-41-666165/-639765


Palestanian Energy and Environment Research Center
PO Box 85, Nablus, West Bank
Att. Naser A. Tibi
Ph: +972-938-4803/4
Fax: +972-938-4388

Sri Lanka

Asia Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalist AFEJ
Nat. NGO. Forum of 37 countries.
PO Box 26, 434/3 Sri Jayawardenapura
Att. Dharman Wickremaratne, dr.
Ph: +94-1-829519
Fax: +94-1-826607

Centre for Women & Development
Core member of INFORSE.
07, Ratnam Lane, off K.K.S. Rd,
Vannarponnai, Jaffna
Att. Saroja Sivachandran

Friend of Nations Association
NGO. Sust. energy dev. rural.
84/5 Scholl Lane, Gangodawila,
Att. K.G.S. Perera
Ph: +94-74-305177
Fax: +94-1-852029

Intermediate Technology Development Group, E-net ITSL
Magazine on RE in English.
5, Lionel Edirisinghe Mawatha,
Kirulapone, Colombo 5
Att. Sharni Jayawardena
Ph: +94-1-852149/829412-5
Fax: +94-1-856188

Saviya Development Foundation
NGO. Community dev., energy coservation.
24/A Wewelwala Rd, Galle
Att. Winston De Silva
Ph: +94-9-34281
Fax: +94-9-34281


Aleppo University
Research, solar water heater.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
(PO Box 4136), Aleppo
Att. Ara Sayegh Dr
Ph: +963-21-2236130/-2236140
Fax: +963-21-2229184/-2251606

United Arab Emirates

Somalia Env. Protection & Anti
Desertification Org. NGO.
PO Box 27750, Abu Dhabi
Att. Feysal Ahmed Yusuf
Fax: +971-187-02215243

East Africa


Dept. of Renewable Sources of Energy, State Secretariate
GO. Rational use of energy, conservation, energy & env., RE.
Avenida 4, Fevereiro nr 105 Luanda,
CP 1279 Luanda Att. Munzila
Dodao, Armindo Mussungo
Ph: +244-2-390385 /-390386
Fax: +244-2-393685


EECG Consultants PTY Ltd.
Associate member of INFORSE.
PO Box 402339, Broadhurst, Gaborone
Att. Peter P. Zhou
Ph: +267-312845
Fax: +267-327521


Arab Office for Youth & Environment AOYE
Env. edu., public awareness sust. dev.
P.O. Box 2, Magles El Shaab, Cairo
Att. Emad Adly, dr. secr. gen.
Ph: +20-2-3041634/35
Fax: +20-2-3041635

Arabian Solar Energy & Technology Co. ASET
11 Sherif St., Cairo
Att. Wael H. El Nashar gen.manager.
Ph: +20-2-3936463/3953996
Fax: +20-2-3929744

Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services CEOSS
1331 Ahmed Zaki st. Nazha El Gidida,
PO Box 162-11811 El Panorama Cairo.
Att. Ibrahim Makram
Ph: +20-2-2975901
Fax: +20-2-2959141

The American University in Cairo
113, Sharia Kasr El Aini,
P.O. Box 2511, Cairo
Att. Salah Arafa
Ph: +20-2-3542964 x5301
Fax: +20-2-3557565


Center for Sustainable Development CENSUN
Publish newsletter: 'The Sustain'.
PO Box 88, Bahir Dar city zone,
Amhara N.R. State
Att. Dagnachew Beyene
Ph: +251-08-201091
Fax: +251-08-200855

Christian Relief and Development Association CRDA
NGO. Training, RE, info service,
networking, representaion, advice.
PO Box 5674, Addis Ababa
Att. Kebede Asrat, Fekade Tsegaye
Ph: +251-1-650100
Fax: +251-1-652280

Ethiopian Society for Appropriate Technology ESAT
Info dissemination.
PO Box 5998, Addis Ababa
Att. Shibiru Tedla, prof.
Ph: +251-1-519606
Fax: +251-1-517217


African Centre for Environmental Studies ACES
NGO. Policy research, advocacy.
PO Box 13528, Nairobi
Att. M. H. Khalil
Ph: +254-2-448098
Fax: +254-2-448098

African Centre for Technology Studies ACTS
Associate member of INFORSE.
P.O. Box 45917, Nairobi
Att. John Mugabe, Dr.
Ph: +254-2-577152/577175
Fax: +254-2-573002

Bellerive Foundation
Int. NGO. East African Regional office. Improved stoves' design, promotion, training.
Associate member of INFORSE.
5 Ngong Ave. Off Ngong Rd, Box
42994, Nairobi
Att. Christopher J. Davey
Ph: +254-2-720274/727201/716192
Fax: +254-2-726547

Climate Network Africa CNA
NGO. Policy analysis, edu. Newsletter.
Wood Avenue, Kilimani, PO Box
76479, Nairobi
Att. Grace Akumu, Ms. dir
Ph: +254-2-564040
Fax: +254-2-573737

Community Management and Training Services in East Africa CMTS (EA)
Training on stove prod., biogas, solar.
Park Place, Magadi road, Langata, PO
Box 292 Kiserian, Nairobi
Att. Julius Koli
Ph: +254-2-892284
Fax: +254-2-890368

Energy Alternatives Africa Ltd. EAA
NGO. RE project design, R&D
training, consulting. Projects with
Karadea, Tanzania.
Rose ave., Off Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 76406
Att. Mark Hankins
Ph: +254-2-714623/-716284
Fax: +254-2-720909

Foundation for Woodstove Dissemination FWD
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
P.O.Box 30979, Nairobi
Att. Stephen Karekezi
Ph: +254-2-566032/- 571467
Fax: +254-2-740524/-561464/-566231

Kenya Volunteer Development Service
Core member of INFORSE.
P.O. Box 310, Bungoma
Att. A.B.Silvanus Malabo
Ph: +254-337-30256
Fax: +254-337-20235

Kenyatta University, Appropriate Technology Center ATC
Training, research: BSc, MSc, PhD. in RE. (biomass, wind, hydro, solar) agriculture and water.
Library, PO Box 43844, Nairobi
Att. Thomas N. Thoruwa
Ph: +254-2-810901/811095 ext 57342
Fax: +254-2-811575

Solar Energy Network SOLARNET
NGO. Regional NGO to develop non commercial infrastructure to dissseminate RETs.
PO Box 76406, Nairobi
Att. Moses Agumba
Ph: +254-2-714529/-714623/-716284
Fax: +254-2-720909

South Nyanza Bongu Organisation SONBO
Theory & practice for sust. energy
school teachers, children, communities.
Box 666, Homa Bay
Att. Ezekiel Odero Opande
Ph: +254-3 85-22637 or 22799
Fax: +254-385-22290

UN Environment Programme, Our Planet Newsletter UNEP
Library & Doc Center,
PO Box 30552, Nairobi
Att. Mary Dwyer Rigby
Ph: +254-2-333930


Lesotho Council of NGOs
Private Bag A 445, Maseru 100
Att. C.N. Sello
Ph: +266-317205
Fax: +266-310412

Lesotho Environmental Information Network, Institute of Education LEINET
National University of Lesotho, P.O.
Roma 180
Att. Emma Nthunya Mrs.
Ph: +266-340369
Fax: +266-340000

National Environmental Secretariate
GO. Info dissemination, coordination, monitoring.
PO Box 527, Maseru 100
Att. Bore Motsamai Mr/A.Sekhesa Ms
Ph: +266-316604
Fax: +266-310506


International Energy Foundation IEF
Int. NGO. Members are individuals and institutions from 80 countries.
P.O. Box 83617, Tripoli
Att. M.A. Muntasser
Ph: +218-21-3331832-4
Fax: +218-21-3331831


Solar Energy Research Program, Department of Physics
Associate member of INFORSE.
Eduardo Mondlane University, Main
Univ. Campus PO Box 257, Maputo
Att. Boaventura Chongo Cuamba PhD
Ph: +258-1-493377
Fax: +258-1-493377, 493313


Bio Earth International BEI
NGO. Biotechn. sust. energy dev.
PO Box 2149, 20 Ogwa st. Diobu, Port
Harcourt R/S
Att. Bonnie Ohiah coord.

Community Development Partners
NGO. SEIF help dev. initiatives, RE, community dev.
15 Rumuibekwe Est PMB 5277 PHC R/S
Att. Precious C. Emelue, Dr. dir.
Ph: +234-084-330122/239784
Fax: +234-084-237785/230238

Fantsuam Foundation

Works with rural communities. Office also in UK.
Hasken-KU, 20 Bukuru-Rayfield road,
PO Box 8452, Anglo-Jos, Plateau state
Att. Dada John
Fax: +234-73-456469

Green Earth Foundation
PO box 1260, Mile One, Dioubu, Port
Harcourt R/S
Att. Jg. Yalaju exec. dir

Namdi Azikiwe University
Associate member of INFORSE.
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Geology,
PMB 5025, Anambra State
Att. M.O. Umenweke, dr.

Nature Live
NGO. Env. research. Sust. energy utilisation and dissemenation.
PO Box 11816, 91 Bende street,
Port Harcourt
Att. Imikubi Lilybox

Niger Delta Development Foundation NDDP
NGO. Rural energy, info dissemination, sustainable dev.
PO box 11310, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Att. Adulphus Michael Jack
Ph: +234-84-232501
Fax: +234-84-236914

Nigerian Committee - World Energy Council NNC-WEC
10 Okotie-Eboh road, PMB 40021,
Ikoyi - Lagos
Att. Ayodele Afolabi Esan
Ph: +234-1-2694973/-2694974
Fax: +234-1-2693904

Save Earth Nigeria & Taicut Foundation SEN
NGO. Env. edu. sust. energy, awareness, community dev.
PO Box 2149, 20 Joinkrama St.,
Dioubu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Att. Patrick A. Chiekwe, president
Ph: +234-084-332532
Fax: +234-084-230238

Save Earth Nigeria Lagos/West
2 Ayo Davies Close, Off Ekololu
Street, Suru-Lere, Lagos L/S
Att. Francis Ghiekwe coord.

Solar Energy Technologies Nigeria ltd
Associate member of INFORSE.
Kajola House (4th floor), 62/64
Campbell street, PMB 12733 Lagos
Att. Emmanuel O. Egbogah dir.
Ph: +234-1-263-4591
Fax: +234-1-264-6057

Trees for Tomorrow
NGO. Niger Delta tree planting.
Opp. Comm. Sec. Sch., PO Box 67,
Sagbama, Bayelsa State
Att. Okolo B.O.

Youthful Initiatives for Economic, Environmental, Educational Large Dev. YIELD
PO Box 3126, 32 Erekwerenwa Street,
Owerri Imo State
Att. Okoko Davidson
Ph: +234-83-232020, 231403
Fax: +234-83-231403, 231986

South Africa

Energy and Development Group EDG Urban SEED
PO Box 261, Noordhoek 7985
Att. Sarah Ward
Ph: +27-21-7892920
Fax: +27-21-7892954

Energy for Dev. Research Center/EDRC, Rural SEED
Private Bag Rondebosch, University of
Cape Town, 7701
Att. Bill Cowan
Ph: +27-21-650-2824/-3230
Fax: +27-21-650-2830

Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch
R&D, long term energy planning.
Schumann Building, Stellenbosch 7600
Att. Joan du Tuit
Ph: +27-21-8082407
Fax: +27-21-8082409

Int. Institute for Energy Conservation, Africa Office NEC
62 A Fifth Avenue, Melville,
Johannesburg 2092
Att. Pamela Dlamini
Ph: +27-11-482-5990
Fax: +27-11-482-4723

Minerals and Energy Policy Center MEPC
Associate member of INFORSE.
9fl.76 Juta str. Braamfontein,
PO Box 395, Wits 2050
Att. Elsa Potgieter, Ms.
Ph: +27-11-403-8013
Fax: +27-11-403-8023

NGO. Solar village, publications.
PO Box 99761, Garsfontein East,
Pretoria 0060
Att. J. A. Opperman, dr.
Ph: +27-12-3491607
Fax: +27-12-3492662

Sunstove Organisation
Manufacture, promotion, distribution of solar cooker.
PO Box 21960, Crystal Park 1515
Att. Margaret Bennett
Ph: +27-11-9692818
Fax: +27-11-9695110

Sustainable Energy, Environment and Development SEED
University of Cape Town, 6th floor
Menzies Bldg, Upper Campus, Privat
Bag Rondebosch 7701
Att. Rene Karottki, Patrik Sleight
Ph: +27-21-6503230
Fax: +27-21-6502830

University of Pretoria, Physics Department
R&D of large solar water heaters for acquaculture. EE of solar desalination.
Lynnwood Road, 0002 Pretoria
Att. Bernhard Scheffler, dr.
Ph: +27-12-4202652
Fax: +27-12-3625288


Sudanese Environment Conservation Society
NGO. Interested in env. awareness &
sustainable development issues.
Associate member of INFORSE.
P.O. Box 44266, Khartoum Central
Att. Mutasim Bashir Nimir
Ph: +249-11-77017


Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Energy
PO Box 57, Mbabane
Att. Henry d. Shongwe
Ph: +268-46244 ext. 137
Fax: +268-42436


AGENDA for Environment & Responsible Development
PO box 77266, Der es Salaam
Att. Saada K. Juma, Ms
Ph: +255-51-700663/-73198
Fax: +255-51-150987

Center for Energy & Environment Science & Technology CEEST
B3-16 TIRDO Estates,
orogoro Stores, Oysterbay,
PO Box 5511, Dar es Salaam
Att. Mark J. Mwandosya, prof.
Ph: +255-51-667569
Fax: +255-51-666079

Commission for Energy and Petroleum Affairs
Nat. GO.
Associate member of INFORSE.
Ministry of Water, Energy and
Minerals, PO Box 2000, Dar es Salaam
Att. Patrick A. Rutabenzibwa

Intermediate Technology & Consultancy Organisation ITCO
Local. NGO. Advisory services.
PO Box 20822, Der es Salaam
Att. Lucas M. Mrina
Fax: +255-51-112752/3

ITILI Women's Training Centre
Local. NGO. Improved stoves, solar
cookers, kilns, biogas plants. Basic
research on clay testing, stove design.
PO Box 870, Mbeya
Att. Rev. Simalike Mwantila

Karagwe Development Association KARADEA
Solar training facility.
P.O. Box 299, Kagera District, Karagwe
Att. Oswald Kasaizi
Ph: +255-66-22541
Fax: +255-66-22531

MS - Training Center for Development Cooperation TCDC
Training NGOs.
PO Box 254, Arusha
Ph: +255-57-553836/-553837

Solar Network of Tanzania SONET
Local. NGO. Promote RE in rural and
urban community. Involvement of
women in technological innovation.
PO Box 12809, Der es Salaam
Att. Ruth Shija, Kirsten Noehr
Ph: +255-51-668721/-811-211041

Tanzania Traditional Energy Dev. Organisation TaTEDO
Local. NGO. Develops and promotes
rational use of RE and efficient stoves
ovens. Multisectoral consultancy.
PO box 32794, Dar es Salaam
Att. E. N. Sawe, Mr.
Ph: +255-51-700771/74400
Fax: +255-51-74400

Ultimate Energy Ltd
Box 21231, Lugoda Str., Dar es Salaam
Att. Harold D. Burris
Ph: +255-51-118146 or 81l-123124(m)
Fax: +255-51-112657 or 811-321321


Busoga Youth Environmental Protection Association
NGO. Training in biogas, biomass.
PO Box 4888, Buwenge
Att. David Tenywa
Ph: +256-43-122532
Fax: +256-43-122532

Climate and Development Initiatives CDI
Policy UN process, climate, desertif.
Core member of INFORSE.
PO Box 8849, Kampala
Att. Herbert Semanda
Ph: +256-041-347762
Fax: +256-041-250129

Foundation for Alternative Development
Associate member of INFORSE.
PO Box 802, Plot No. 7 Mugurusi Rd.,
Fort Portal
Att. Charles Mugambwa
Fax: +256-48322547/22636/22711

Health Technology Development Center HTDC
PO Box 20014, End of 7th Street,
Industrial Area, Wabigalo, Kampala
Att. Sitra Mulepo
Ph: +256-41341611
Fax: +256-41346714

Integrated Rural Development Initiatives IRDI
NGO. Rural energy, agroforestry.
Associate member of INFORSE.
PO Box 10596, Kampala
Att. S.M. Mukasa
Ph: +256-41-266492
Fax: +256-41-533574

Joint Energy & Environment Project JEEP
NGO. Public awareness, training,
networking, EE, stoves, bidiversity.
Associate member of INFORSE.
Kabalagala, Gaba road, PO Box 4264, Kampala
Att. Ruth Kiwanuka, Richard Kimbowa
Ph: +256-41-267303
Fax: +256-41-345597 (GPO)

Makerere University Inst. Environment Protection & Natural Resources MUIENR
Studies on RE: solar, improved stoves
PO Box 7298, Kampala
Att. P.M.B. Kasoma, dr. director
Ph: +256-41-530135
Fax: +256-41-530134

MS - Uganda
Solar dryer projects.
54 B Kira road, PO Box 6331
Ph: +256-41 530764
Fax: +256-41 530 765

Solar Energy for Africa Inc.
Plot 40 Bombo rd, P.O. Box 4155
Att. Kimbowa S. Emmy
Ph: +256-41-345538
Fax: +256-41-345594

Tree & Energy Conservation Programs TRENCOP
NGO. Dissem.improved stoves.
PO Box 310, Masindi
Att. Samuel Kahunde
Ph: +256-465-20158
Fax: +256-465-20411

World Learning, Support for Natural Resource Management WL/SUNREM
NGO. Training, information distribution, technical assistance.
PO Box 9007, Kampala
Att. Susan Mubbala
Ph: +256-41-242429, 233237, 234900
Fax: +256-41-231743


Centre for Energy Environment and Engineering CEEEZ
Associate member of INFORSE.
Box Private Bag E721, Plot 1635
Malambo Road, Lusaka, Contract
Haulage Premises
Att. Francis Yamba
Ph: +260-1-262482
Fax: +260-1-262482

National Energy Council/Environmental Council
Associate member of INFORSE.
PO Box 35131, Lusaka
Att. Abel Mbewe
Ph: +260-1-254130/1
Fax: +260-1-254164

Sustainable Human Settlement SUHUSE
Associate member of INFORSE.
PO Box 511295, Chipata
Att. Giveson Zulu, Azel Banda
Ph: +260-62-21253
Fax: +260-62-21128/-21253

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Multinational Centre UNECA
Regional adviser on energy and dev.
UNECA-MULPOC, PO Box 30647, Lusaka
Att. Haile Lul Tebicke
Ph: +260-1-228-502/5
Fax: +260-1-236949

University of Zambia, Physics Dept. UNZA
Teaching, R&D, solar energy.
PO Box 32379, Lusaka
Att. Prem C. Jain
Ph: +260-1-293809
Fax: +260-1-253952

University of Zambia, Technology Development and Advisory Unit UNZA, TDAU
Dev. of wind and solar energy.
PO Box 32379, Lusaka
Att. N.J. Kwendakwema, A. Tembo
Ph: +260-1-292884 ext 1524, 293058
Fax: +260-1-253952


Africa 2000 Network
Rural env. & dev. strengthening CBOs.
PO Box 4775, Harare
Att. Khethiwe Moyo Mhlanga
Ph: +263-4-700926
Fax: +263-4-700939

Biomass Users' Network BUN-Zimbabwe INFORSE Regional Coordinator
Africa Regional Office, Private Bag
7768, Causeway, Harare
Att. Max Mapako, L. Katsvairo
Ph: +263-4-793395/6
Fax: +263-4-793313

Centre for Renewable Energy & Environmental Technology CREET
18 Caithness rd.Eastlea, PO Box CY
295, Harare
Att. Gibson Mandishona, Dr
Ph: +263-4-776897
Fax: +263-4-776899

Development Technology Center, University of Zimbabwe DTC
NGO. Organize talks, short courses.
Improved stoves, biogas, solar energy.
PO Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare
Att. T. Rukuni
Ph: +263-4-334257/-303211 ext 1664
Fax: +263-4-333407

Jekesa Pfungwa Vulingqondo
NGO. Sustainable land use, energy,
works with women in rural areas.
44 Logan road, P.O. Hatfield, Harare
Att. Bertha Jambaya
Ph: +263-57 0846 (263-4)
Fax: +263-57 2024 (263-4)

Jekesa Pfungwa Vulingqondo, Regional Office
26 Cawston road, North End Bulowayo
Att. M. Moyo, Mrs.
Ph: +263-19-76520
Fax: +263-19-76520

Renewable Energy Program, University of Zimbabwe
Faculty of Enginering, PO Box MP
167, Mount Pleasant
Att. Najwa Dadah El Dam
Ph: +263-4-303211 ext. 1380
Fax: +263-4-303280 or 333674,

Renewable Energy Resources Istitute
Promotes practical applications. PO
Box MR 178, Marlborough, Harare
Att. Gama Niutemeri
Ph: +263-4-300509
Fax: +263-4-3000509

Serf Help Development Foundation of Zimbabwe SDF
Local. NGO. 200,000 members in 7800 saving clubs. Research with Univ. of Zimbabwe and Ministry of Agriculture.
Income generating projects.
PO Box 4576, Hatfield, Harare
Att. M.T. Mutambira, dir.
Ph: +263-572933/-570611
Fax: +263-570139 cell 011-606515

Southern Centre for Energy and Environment
ISES Zimbabwe.
31 Frank Johnson Ave., Harare
Att. Norbert Nziramasanga
Ph: +263-4-738316
Fax: +263-4-738316

ZERO, A Regional Environment Organisation
Int. NGO. Policy advocacy, research &
training activities. Newsletter: Energy
158 Fife Avenue, PO Box 5338, Harare
Att. Joseph Z.Z. Matowanyika, dir.
Ph: +263-4-791333/700030
Fax: +263-4-732858

West Africa


Benin 21 ONG
Associate member of INFORSE.
03 BP 3630 Jeneh, Cotonou
Att. Georges Degbe
Ph: +229-305111
Fax: +229-302962

Associate member of INFORSE.
02 BP 570 Gbegamey, Cotonou
Att. Zanou Jacques
Ph: +229-302962
Fax: +229-302962

Burkina Faso

Assoc. Burkinabe d'Action Communautaire Groupes Energies Renouvelables et Env. ABAC-GERES
NGO. Associate member of INFORSE.
01 BP 4071, Ouagadougou 01
Att. Christian Legay
Ph: +226-362630
Fax: +226-360218

Association des Volontaires pour le Developpement AVD
Associate member of INFORSE.
01 BP 4683, Ouagadougou 01
Att. Florent Ouedrago
Ph: +226-361754
Fax: +226-361754

Association Nationale d'Action Rurale ANARNGO.
Associate member of INFORSE.
01 BP 2314, Ouagadougou 01
Att. Abdou Ouedraoco
Ph: +226-303253
Fax: +226-303253

Association pour la Promotion des Energies Renouvelables APER
Associate member of INFORSE.
01 BP 4461, Ouagadougou 01
Att. Godefroy Thiombiano
Ph: +226-367009
Fax: +226-367029

Association pour la Protection de la Nature APN-Sahel
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 190, Djibo
Att. Richard Minougou
Ph: +226-551074
Fax: +226-551016


Associate member of INFORSE.
09 BP 215, Ouagadougou 09
Att. Gabriel Yameogo
Ph: +226-358040
Fax: +226-358040

Groupe d'etude et Recherche Energie-environment GERED
NGO. Energy and env., cliamte change.
Associate member of INFORSE.
01 BP 3709, Ouagadougou 01
Att. Gabriel Yameogo
Ph: +226-358040/- 359093
Fax: +226-359093

Groupe de Recherche sur les initiatives Locales GRIL
Associate member of INFORSE.
01 BP 1392, Ouagadougou 01
Att. Jean Bernard Ouedraogo
Ph: +226-363640
Fax: +226-363640

Les Amis de la Terre FOE
Nat. NGO. 600 members.
Associate member of INFORSE.
01 BP 3294/ BP 7130, Ouagadougou
Att. Francois B. Bazemo
Ph: +226-437024
Fax: +226-338131


Nat. NGO. RE rural dissemination.
Core member of INFORSE.
P.O. Box 6306, Bujumbura
Att. Swedi Elongo
Ph: +257-292-733
Fax: +257-222-147

Central African Rep.

Ministere Ressources Energetiques et Minerales
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 880, Bangui
Att. Gilbert Yongoro-Belleka


Direction du petrole et des Energies Nouvelles et Renouvelables
Associate member of INFORSE.
PO Box 94, NDjamena
Ph: +235-512565


Gabon Environnement et Developpement Sans Fronti GEDSF
Nat NGO Poverty, health, edu, RE
325 BIS Immeuble Le Sphinx, BP
12547, Gros-Bouquet Libreville
Att. Raymond Mondjo Boussiengui
Ph: +241-757235
e-mail: Raymondjo@caramail com


Dept. of Community Development
13 Marina Parade, Banjul
Ph: +220-201646/228178

Gambia Renewable Energy Center GREC
Nat GO Implementing PV and wind
projects, research
Associate member of INFORSE.
Ministry of Trade Industry & Employment, Central Bank Building, Banjul
Art Saihou Omar A Sallah
Ph: +220-392838
Fax: +220-392838

Islamic Relief Association ISRA
Associate member of INFORSE
PO box 2542, Serekunda
Att. Phoday Mohmud Kebbeh
Ph: +220-370418
Fax +220-375082
e-mail: kalykanteh@gamtel gm

The Association of NGOs TANGO
Associate member of INFORSE
PMB 392, Serrukunda
Art. Fatma Baldeh-Forster Ms
Ph: +220-390096
Fax: +220-390095


DENG ltd
Solar water & PV system prod, dev
training, consultancy
South East Alajo (Off Nsawam Road),
PO Box AN 19996, Accra
Art. Asamani Osae, Bismarck Ampadu
Ph: +233-21-233780/233779
Fax: +233-21-233778/222276

Environment and Development Association EDA
Local NGO Communication, research,
RE, agriculture, poverty
Associate member of INFORSE
Box GP 935, Accra
Att. Thomas G Mensale
Ph: +233-21-226023
Fax: +233-21-226023

Friends of the Earth - Ghana FOE
NGO Newsletter
National Office, PO Box 3794, Accra
Att. Douglas Fifi Korsah-Brown
Ph: +233-21-225963
Fax: +233-21-227993

Ghana Solar Energy Society CHASES
Associate member of INFORSE.
c/o Dept of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Science and Technology,
48 Okodee Rd Kumasi
Att. F O Akuffo, dir
Ph: +233-51-60231
Fax: +233-51-60232/260026
cedep@ighmail com

Green Earth Organization GEO
NGO Core member of INFORSE
PO Box AN 16641, Accra
Att. George Ahadzie, Mr
Ph: +233-21-232762
Fax: +233-21-230455

Institute of Renewable Natural Resources
University of Science & Technology,
University Post Office, Kumasi
Att. K. Frimpong-Mensah, Dr
Ph: +233-51-60381
Fax: +233-51-60137

Society for the Settlement of Physically and Mentally Disabled
NGO. Provide aid, education. Promote solar and other RE.
P.O. Box 764, Kaneshie, Accra
Att. Kwadwo Oheneba Amoako
Ph: +233-21-227120
Fax: +233-21-227125

Sunyani Polytechnic
Reserch, education, aministration.
PO Box 206, Sunyani, Brong Ahafo
Att. Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah, dr.
Ph: +233-061 7052
Fax: +233-061 7052

Tsito Sport & Culture Organisation
Planting trees, improved stoves. Edu.
Associate member of INFORSE.
PO Box TS39, Tsito Awudorne
Att. Usman Yakubu
Ph: +233-91 8209
Fax: +233-21 666892

Tsito Women's Committee on Environmental Protection
Cleaning drains, water, health centers,
edu. Associate member of INFORSE.
C/o T.S.C.A PO Box 39 Tsito Awudome
Att. Buahene Grace, Ms.
Fax: +233-21 666892


Association Guinee pour la Promotion des Energies Renouvelables AGUIPER
Core member of INFORSE.
BP 1217, Conakry
Att. Aissatou Billy Sow
Ph: +224-221738/229121
Fax: +224-452346

Guinea Bissau

Direction des centre de production et de l'electrification rurale
Associate member of INFORSE.
Direction de l'Energie et Industrie, BP
311, Bissau
Att. Mauricio Gomes Ferreira
Ph: +245-222145/222217
Fax: +245-201171

Enda Guinea Bissau

Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 813
Att. Nina Aime
Ph: +245-201442
Fax: +245-211570/-202837

Guinee Technology, Environment Development Guitec
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
CP 02 Mansoa, Bissau
Att. El Hadj Alioune Seek
Ph: +245-311203

Institut de Recherche et Technologie Appliquee CITA
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 399
Att. Ivone P. Costa
Ph: +245-221359/212566
Fax; +245-221039

Institute Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas INEP
Social and Environment Research.
Associate member of INFORSE.
CP 112, Bissau
Att. Bucar Injai
Ph: +245-211301
Fax: +245-212820


Core member of INFORSE.
BP E 2502
Att. Mamadou Diallo
Ph: +223-210053
Fax: +223-210053

Federation des Artisans du Mali project BIT/SNS-PNUD
NGO. Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 120, Bamako

Folkecenter for Renewable Energy
Project with the Danish Folkecenter
B.P. E4211 Bamako.
Att. Ibrahim Togola and Tom Burell
Ph: +223 200617
Fax: +223 200618, e-mail:

Groupement de Recherches et d'Applications Techniques GRAT
NGO. R&D. RE, EE, env. sust. dev.
Core member of INFORSE.
BP 2502, Hippodrome, rue 254,
porte 953, Bamako
Att. Issa Kamisso, Youssouf Sanogo
Ph: +223-224341
Fax: +223-224341

Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 2502
Att. Salifou Bengaly
Ph: +223-217871
Fax: +223-210053


Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 2578, Nouakchott
Att. Ddaouda Moussa Jaawo
Ph: +222-250440
Fax: +222-250440

Project foyers ameliores
Associate member of INFORSE.
Maslaha BP 170, Nouakchot
Att. Thierno Ousmane Ba
Ph: +222-2-51763
Fax: +222-2-51834

Terre Vivante
Sust. dev: energy, water, agrotechn.,
health. Core member of INFORSE.
BP 1848, Nouakchott
Att. Nahi - Issa - M. Salem
Ph: +222-2-55136/-51641
Fax: +222-2-55136

Union des ONG Mauritanienne
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 483, Nouakchott
Att. Mariama Diallo
Ph: +222-251273
Fax: +222-251273/-259382


Centr d'lnformation sur l'Energie Durable et l'Environment CIEDE
SEE, Ministry of Environment, 36 Av.
Al Abtal, Agdal Rabat
Att. Abdelali Dakkina, dir.
Ph: +212-7-772656
Fax: +212-7-681759

Centre de Developpement des Energies Renouvelables CDER
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 509, Rue El Machaar El Haram,
Issil / Marrakech
Att. Taoumi Mostapha, dir.
Ph: +212-04-309814/22
Fax: +212-04-309795

ENDA - Maghreb, Environment et developpement du tiers-monde
NGO. Associate member of INFORSE.
196 Quartier O.L.M., Rabat-Souissi
Att. Magdi Ibrahim, Dr
Ph: +212-7-75644/15
Fax: +212-7-756413

Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Energies Renouvelables et l'Environ. GERERE
NGO. R&D, training, dev. publications, RE and env.
B.P. 6202, 10101 Rabat
Att. Faouzi Senhaji
Ph: +212-777443
Fax: +212-775845


Action pour le Developpement Rural Integre
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 12 903, Niamey
Ph: +227-734249
Fax: +227-735771

Centre National d'Energie Solaire CNES
Solar energy national center. Nat. GO.
Public state establishment, industrial, commercial, research activities.
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 621, Niamey
Att. Abdoussalam Ba dir.
Ph: +227-723923

Coordination Nationale de la Plate forme Paysanne du Niger
Associate member of INFORSE.
CNPFP, BP 11729, Niamey
Att. Elhadj Abdou Mahame
Ph: +227-735322
Fax: +227-732570

Energie et Environment pour le Developpement Rural EDER
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 13418, Niamey
Att. Mariama Diallo
Ph: +227-732313

Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 11835,
Att. Ide Dermakoye
Ph: +227-724386
Fax: +227-733025

Republic of Congo

Charite et Secours
Love and Relief. Nat. NGO. Dev. env.
esp. women & refugee children.
Associate member of 1NFORSE.
B.P. 1515, Kinshasa/Limete
Att. Jean-Marie Tshimanga-Mukendi

Club des Petite Planteurs, Association d'Action Sociale pour le Developpement CPP-ASBL
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 3035, Kinshasa Gombe
Att. A. Mukadi Lusala

Corps Voluntaire Congolais au Developpement COVOCODE
NGO. Associate member of INFORSE.
7, Rue Meteo No 7, Quurier Kimpe,
Zone de Ngaliema, BP 3410,
Att. Joseph Milamba Kasongo
Fax: +243-87-11125125

Earth Action Congo, Project EAC
NGO. Part of Gloabl Network for env.
& sust. dev and social justice.
PO Box 1967, Brazaville
Att. Jean Clautaire, Frerreys Pouel
Fax: +243-242 810330

Rau des Ong Pour la Protection de l'Environment et le Dev. Durable ASBL OPEN-D.D.
Nat. NGO. Env. dev of RE, Agenda 21.
Ave. de la Justice No 5448, B.P. 3178,
Kinshasa - Gombe
Att. Kambilo Bwelongo
Ph: +243-8833007/-8810013
Fax: +243-8841182/-8844287


Energie et Environment au Rwanda ENERWA
Associate member of INFORSE.
P.P. 24 Kigali
Att. Patrik Byusa
Fax: +250-8-7333/5755/3706


Amicale des Groupements du Secteur de Foundioungne AGSF
NGO. PV projects.
Core member of INFORSE.
BP 25 , Foudiougne
Att. Angele Fatou Sarr
Ph: +221-9-481129

Association Regionale des Agriculteurs de Fatick ARAF
NGO. Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 01, Gossas
Att. Mathieu Diouf
Ph: +221-9-471147
Fax: +221-9-471210

Association Senegalaise d'Appui au Developpement ASADE
Protect env.
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 104, Louge
Att. Awa Sow Wade
Ph: +221-9-67 3859
Fax: +221-9-67 3859

Association Senegalaise pour l'Energie Solaire ASES-MAS
Nat. NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
BP 2027 Dakar -RP
Att. Aliou Ba
Ph: +221-8-276313
Fax: +221-8-229764/-8-224563

Centre Africain de Recherche et de Promotion Env. pour dev. Durable - Sahel CARPE
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 10358, Immeuble 306, Rue 10,
Att. Djibril Gueye
Ph: +221-8254850 mobil: 644-1258
Fax: +221-8254850/-8244330

Centre de Promotion et de Diffusion des Energies Renouvelables CPDER
NGO. Planned training center.
Core member of INFORSE.
Ndiosmone Tattaguine, Region de Fatick
Att. Leopold Faye

Conseil des ONG d'Appui au Developpement CONCAD
Associate member of INFORSE.
km 1, Avenue Cheick Anta Diop Dakar
Att. Malamine Savane
Ph: +221-8-214720
Fax: +221-8-242431

Culture for African Development
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
BP 630, Dakar
Att. Walter Williams
Fax: +221-8-266143

Direction de l'Energie, Division Energie Solaire
BP 4037, 104 rue Carnot, Dakar
Att. Luis Seek
Ph: +221-8220442/-8211545
Fax: +221-8225594

Environment-Developpement Action en Casamance Enda ACAS
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 224, Ziguinchor
Att. Theodore Ouedraogo
Ph: +221-9-911407
Fax: +221-9-912494

Environnement et Developpement du Tiers Monde - Programme Energie Enda-tm INFORSE Regional Coordinator
54 rue Carnot, BP 3370, Dakar
Att. Youba Sokona, Secou Sarr
Ph: +221-8-225983/-222496
Fax: +221-8-217595/-235157

Federation des Organisations pour la Promotion des Energies Nouvelles-Solaire FOPEN
Nat. NGO. 10 assoc. install, maintain
solar PV, wind pumps, solar cookers.
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 630, Dakar
Att. Condo Ndao, Aliou Toure
Fax: +221-8-220702/211929

Femme Energie et Environment
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 11312, Dakar, Peytavin
Att. Fatou Senghor Ndour
Ph: +221-8-220722
Fax: +221-8-273927

Fondation Internationale Pour Le Developpement FID
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
BP 305, Louga
Att. Fodiallo
Ph: +221-9-671018
Fax: +221-9-672143

Groupement d'Assistance Agropastorale GAAP
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 364, Mbour
Att. Blaise Diagne
Ph: +221-9-572150

Groupement des Jeunes Artisans de Pout GJAP
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
Quartier Mbambara a Pout,
Region de Thies
Att. Condy Ndao
Ph: +221-c/o ENDA-tm

Initiatives pour le Developpement Communautaire IDC
NGO. Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 2108, Dakar
Att. Mamadon Fall
Ph: +221-8-272127
Fax: +221-8-236242

ONG Sahel 3000
Associate member of INFORSE.
Parcelles assaines Unite 14 No 346, BP
5477, Dakar Fann
Att. Mbaye Toure
Ph: +221-35 19 09
Fax: +221-35 19 09

Union pour la Solidarite et l'Entraide USE
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
BP 21 Nganda, Dakar
Att. Abdoulaye Segnane

Union Regionale des Assoc. Paysannes de Diourbel URAPD
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
BP 31, Bambey
Att. Paul Thiaw
Ph: +221-9-736304

West African Association for Marine Environment WAAME
NGO. Studies, public awareness.
Associate member of INFORSE.
120/B, Cite Belvedere, Dalifort, BP
26352 Dakar
Att. Abdoulaye Diame
Ph: +221-8-325123
Fax: +221-8-325123

World Vision International WVI
Core member of INFORSE.
Special Programs Public Relations
BP 373l, Pointe, Dakar
Att. Mansour Fall
Ph: +221-8651717
Fax: +221-8651718


Alliance pour l'Education et le Developpement ALLIED
Alliance for Education and Dev.. NGO.
Env., human rights, sust. dev., edu.,
training workcamp, Assoc. UNESCO
Associate member of INFORSE.
PO Box 7841, Lome
Att. Folly Th. Amouzou
Ph: +228-22 10 11
Fax: +228-22 09 42, e-mails:

Direction de l'Hydraulique et de l'Energie
Associate member of INFORSE.
BP 335,
Att. Tcharabalo Abiyou
Ph: +228-210906/221681

Les Amis de la Terre FOE
Associate member of INFORSE.
PB 20190, Lome,
Ph: +228-221731
Fax: +228-221732

Latin America

Antigua & Barbuda

Something U Need SUN
NGO. Tropical Sustainable Dev. R&D.
Design & Demo Center.
P.O.Box 484, St. Johns
Att. John Jen
Ph: +1-268-463-2464
Fax: +1-268-462-9665


Amigos de la tierra - Argentina FOE
Avenida Cordoba No. 5051, Primer
Piso, Buenos Aires 1425
Att. Roque Pedace, Osvaldo Corvalen
Ph: +54-1-47735947
Fax: +54-1-47779837

Argentine Wind Energy Association AAEE/Genco
NGO. Univ. R&D, wind energy.
Facult. Ingenieria, Univ. Buenos Aires,
Jose Maria Paz 1131,1602 Florida,
Buenos Aires
Att. Erico Spinadel, Prof.
Ph: +54-11-4795-3246
Fax: +54-11-4795-3246

Centre de Estudios Sobre Technologies Apropiadas de la Argentina CETAAR
Core member of INFORSE.
Casilla de Correo 80, 1727 Marcos Paz,
Buenos Aires
Att. Carlos A Vicente
Ph: +54-20774151
Fax: +54-20772171

Fundacion Para la Defensa del Ambiente FUNAM
Env. Defence, Sust. dev inovative edu.
strategies, research, network, actions.
Core member of INFORSE.
Casilla de Correo 83, Correo Central
5000 Cordoba
Att. Raul Montenegro, dr.
Ph: +54-51-690282 or 51-210105
Fax: +54-51-520260

Greenpeace Argentina
Int. NGO. Energy Campaign.
Mamsilla 3046, 1425 Buenos Aires
Att. Juan Carlos Villalonga
Ph: +54-11-49620404
Fax: +54-11-49637164

Pereyra Project Goup
Core member of INFORSE.
Santa Fe 5073, 3 Piso 'D', Buenos
Aires 1425
Att. Javier Inon
Ph: +54-1-7738335/5026768
Fax: +54-1-7738335

Red. de Jovenes Investiaadores del Medio Ambiente REJIMA
INFORSE Regional Coordinator
Mario Bravo 1029, piso 4 depto A,
1175 Buenos Aires
Att. Roque Pedace, Marcelo Alvarez
Ph: +54-1-963-0722
Fax: +54-1-963-0722

The Provincial Museum of Natural Sciences
"Florentine Ameghino" Library and Documentation Center, la Junta 2859,
3000 Santa Fe
Att. Lic. CarlosA. Virasoro
Ph/Fax: +54-342-4523843, http://


Centre for Resource Management & Environmental Studies CERMES
University of the West Indies Cave Hill
Campus, PO Box 64, Bridgetown
Att. Oliver Headley
Ph: + 246-417 4339 / -417 4316
fax: +246 424 4204


Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology BEST
Nat. NGO. Solar box cookers, solar
fruit driers, efficient wood-burning
stoves, solar water heating.
Core member of INFORSE.
P.O. Box 35, Forest Drive, Belmopan
Att. Bridget Cullerton
Ph: +501-8-23043/23150
Fax: +501-8-22563


Fundacion Integral de Desarollo FIDES
NGO. Biogas, solar cookers, windpumps.
Grassroot extention & univ. level.
Casilla 1911, Avenida Santa Cruz No
187, Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Att. Armando Molina
Ph: +591-3-472278
Fax: +591-3-472279


Agroenergy Group
Associate member of INFORSE.
Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajuba, Campus Universitario, Itajuba - MG 37500
Att. Luis Augusto Horta Nogueira
Ph: +55-35-629-1000 or 629-1152
Fax: +55-35-629-3596 or 629-1148

Associacao de Agricultura Organica AAO
Av. Fancisco Matarazzo 455, Sao
Paulo - SP 05001 900
Att. Adriana, Plinio Tellas
Ph: +55-011-2638013
Fax: +55-011-2638013

Associa dos Pequenos Agricultores do Munico de Valente APAEB
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
Rua Albino Gonves, 55, lo andar,
48890-000 Valente, Bahia
Att. RanCunha
Ph: +55-75 2632181
Fax: +55-75 2632236

Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais, Divisao de Documentacao - Biblioteca CEMIG
Av. Barbacena 1200, Caixa Postal 992,
Belo Horizonte MG 30123-970
Att. Marco Antonio Pereira
Ph: +55-31-3492111
Fax: +55-31-3493242/-2993700

Local. NGO. Env. edu., organic agriculture, energy.
Core member of INFORSE.
SCRN 714/715, Bloco H, loja 27,
Brasilia - DF 70760-780
Att. Luis Dielson Aragao Macedo
Ph: +55-61-247-7725

Federacio Nacional dos Trabahadores nas Industria Urbanas - CUT
Nat. NGO. Labour union for municipal
workers in electric utilities a.o.
Core member of INFORSE.
Rua Visconde de Inhauma 134 /
7'Pindar, Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Att. Luiz Gonzaga Ulhoa Tenorio
Ph: +55-21-233-1430
Fax: +55-21-233-3516

Funda Teot Vilela FTV
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
Rua Dr. Sebastida Hora, 71, Gruta
de Lourdes, 57050-780 MaceiR>Alagoas
Att. Jose Roberto Fonseca
Ph: +55-82-3383363/-3383623

Grupo Ambientalista da Bahia GAMBA
Core member of INFORSE.
Rua Borges dos Reis 46, sl J Rio
Vermelho, Salvador, Bahia 40230-000
Att. Renato Paes da Cunha
Ph: +55-71-235 5836

Institute de Desenvolvimento Sustentl e Energias Renovis lDER
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
Rua Dr. Josurtado, 1480, Lago de
Jacare60822-300 Fortaleza CearR>Att. Sulamita Holanda
Ph: +55-85 2711692/-2712293
Fax: +55-85 2711975

Institute de Ecologia e Desenvolvimento IED
NGO. Sustainable energy projects in rural communities.
Core member of INFORSE.
Rua General Glicerio, 176/ 401, Rio de
Janeiro, CEP 22245-120
Att. Liszt Vieira
Ph: +55-21-2657032
Fax: +55-21-2657032

Instituto Rede Brasileira Agroflorestal REBRAF
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
Rua Visconde de Piraj11, sala 713,
Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro
Att. Jean C. L. Dubois
Ph: +55-21 5217896
Fax: +55-21 5211593

Laborat Interdisciplinar de Meio Ambiente LIMA
INFORSE Regional Coordinator
Independent env. sciences laboratory,
energy and env. projects with
University of Rio de Janeiro.
C.P. 68565, Centro de Tecnologia,
Bloco I/MM 06, Ilha do Fundao, Rio
de Janeiro - CEP 21945-970
Att. Emilio Lebre la Rovere
Ph: +55-21-560 8995
Fax: +55-21-290 6626

Movimento Ecologico Amigos do Cambui MEACAM
Friends of the Cambui River. Local.
Rua Gal. Carneiro 1136,
Curitiba-PR 80060-150
Att. Rodolpho H. Ramina
Ph: +55-412924025 and 99947207 (m)
Fax: +55-412924025

Nova Corona Empr. Assessoria "Alter-Energy Systems"
Small consultant company. PV, wind.
Rua Dr. Luiz Inacio Pessoa, de Melo,
81, Suite 1134, 51.030-320 Recife
Att. Ingo Neukranz
Ph: +55-81-461-5069
Fax: +55-81-341-1033

Nucleo Interdisciplinar de Planejamento Energetico NIPE
University of Campinas, PO Box 1170,
13083-970 Campinas
Att. Mario O. Cencig, Dr.
Ph: +55-19-788-8542
Fax: +55-19-289-4717

Projeto Sa Alegria PSA
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
Travessa Dom Amando, 697 , Santa
Clara, 68005-420 SantarParR>Att. Jair Resende
Ph: +55-91 5231083/-5239122
Fax: +55-91 5230560

Rede de Agricultura Sustentavel
Av. Joaquim Ribeiro, 714, Apto C-04,
Novo caxanga # Recife PE, 52500-450
Att. Cristiano Cardoso Gomes
Ph: +55-81 453 8790

Sistemas Energcos Renovis Comio e Representa Ltda USINAZUL
Associate member of INFORSE.
Rua das Acas, 470, sala 303, Pituba,
41810-050 Salvador, Bahia
Att. Eliane Maryan
Ph: +55-71 4515800
Fax: +55-71 4515800

Sociedade Civil MamirauB>
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
Av. Brasil 197 Bairro JuruCEP:
69470-000 Tef Amazonas
Att. Edila Arnaud Ferreira Moura
Ph: +55-92 7432736
Fax: +55-92 7432736

Universidade Federal da Bahia, Escola Politecnica, Laboratorio de Energia
Edu., research.
Rua Aristides Nivis, 2 Federacao
Salvador, Bahia 40240-63
Att. Ednildo Andrade Torres
Ph: +55-71-3361288 r-120
Fax: +55-71-2473410

Winrock REPSO Brazil Renewable Energy Project Support Office
Main Office in USA.
Av. Luiz Tarquinio Fontes no. 1580,
Edf. Villas Empresarial S. 106/107,
42.700-000 Lauro de Freitas, Bahia
Att. Tanya Andrade
Ph: +55-71-379-1759
Fax: +55-71-3.79-1759


Center for Experimentation & Training in Appropriate Technology Tekhne
NGO. Core member of INFORSE.
Casilla 210, Correo 13,
San Miguel, Santiago
Att. Vladimir Bruner
Ph: +56-(2)-551-6056
Fax: +56-(2)-556-1887

Centro de Estudio de los Recursos Energeticos CERE/UMAG
Assoc. for Sustainable Applied Energy
Universidad de Magallenes, Av. Bulnes
01855, Casilla 113-D,, Punta Arenas
Att. A. Kunstmann F.
Ph: +56-61-207182
Fax: +56-61-207184

Instituto de Ecologia Politica IEP
Associate member of INFORSE.
Seminarco 776, Nunoa - Santiago
Att. Bernardo Reyes Ortiz
Ph: +56-2-2234522/2746192/2239059
Fax: +56-2-2234522


Asociacion Para el Desarrollo Campesino ADC
Env. Protection.
Calle 10 #36-28, Urbanizacion
Panamericana, Pasto, Narino Att.
Octavio Duque Lopez
Ph: +57-92-7-231022/-7-294043
Fax: +57-927-231022

Centro Gaviotas
Paseo Bolivar #20-90, Bogota DE
Ph: +57-1-286-2876
Fax: +57-1-281-1803

Centro para la Investigacion en Sistemas Sostenibles de Prod. Agro. CIPAV
Int. NGO. Research, technology
transfer, training on sustainable rural
development. Biogas gasification,
biomass crops, multi-purpose trees.
Journal on diskette, e-mail.
Carrera 35A Oeste #3-66, Tejares de
San Fernando,, AA 20591 Call
Att. Alvaro Zapata
Ph: +57-23-542300
Fax: +57-23-542300

Costa Rica

Associacion Costarricense de Energia Solar ACES
Costa Rican Solar Energy Association.
Nat. NGO.
Department of Physics, Universidade
Nacional, Heredia
Att. Shyam S. Nandwani, president
Ph: +506-2773482
Fax: +506-2601197/2773345


Association of Professors of Havana University
Havana University, Faculty of
Chemistry, Havana 10400
Att. Jose Blanco, prof
Ph: +53-7-333502
Fax: +53-7-333502

Centro de Estudio de Tecnologias Renovables CETER
Center for RE study, development, dissemination.
Cujae, Calle 127 s/n, Marianao,
Habana, CP 19390
Att. Conrado Moreno Figueredo Dr.
Ph: +53-7-205060
Fax: +53-7-332964

Centro de Estudios de Energia y Medio Ambiente CEEMA
Center for Energy & Env. Studies.
Teaching, research RE and EE.
Universidad de Cienfuegos,
Carretera a Rodas. Cuatro Caminos,
59430 Cienfuegos
Att. Anibal Borroto, dr.
Ph: +53-432-22962
Fax: +53-432-22762

Centro de Estudios Europeos
Center of European Studies. Publish newsletter in English, Spanish.
Program for the relations with
European NGOs.
Calle 3RA No. 1805 E/18 y 20,
Miramar, Playa CH 11300,
Ciudad La Habana
Att. Maria Munoz, Mr.
Ph: +53-7-22-6767
Fax: +53-7-24-1435

Centro de Investigaciones de Energia Solar, Academia de Ciencias de Cuba CIES
R&D in RE (PV, thermal, bio, wind)
Micro 3. Reparto Abel Santamaria,
Santiago de Cuba, C.P. 90800
Att. Ruben Ramos Heredia, sci.dir.
Ph: +53-226-7113l/-226-47186
Fax: +53-226-71131/-226-53226

Ministry of Mechanics and Electronics SIME
16 industrial groups, 7 research center.
PV production. Danish wind mill with
cooperation of Danish Folkecenter for
Renewable Energy
Calle 100 y Boyeros,
Ciudad La Habana
Att. Fernando Jesus Salcines Soler
Ph: +53-7-454646/-203554
Fax: +53-7-271163/-271466

Science and Technology Agency Division for Innovation & Energy
GO. Organise anual conference on EE.
Calle 20 #4112 e/41 y 47, Playa,
Ciudad de la Habana
Att. Alfredo Curbelo, dr.
Ph: +53-7-227096
Fax: +53-7-249460

Sociedad Cubana para la Promocion de las Fuentes Renovables de Energia CUBASOLAR
NGO. Cuban NGO for the promotion
of RE Associate member of INFORSE.
Calle Luz # 375, esq. Picota, Habana
Vieja, Ciudad de la Habana
Att. Luis Berriz, Dr., Emir Madruga
Ph: +53-7-405260/-243117
Fax: +53-7-545137/-243117

Sugar Technician Association
NGO. 6000 associates.
Calle 19 No. 9, altos, entre N y O,
Vedado, La Habana 4
Att. Antonio Voldir Delgado
Ph: +53-7-22-7009/-296576
Fax: +53-24-9460


Accion Ecologica FOE
Alejandro de Valdez N24-33 La Gasca,
Casilla 17-15-246-C, Quito
Ph: +593-2-547516
Fax: +593-2-527583

Fundacion Ecoenergia
Aloallana 505 y Whymper OF. 201,
PO Box 17-11-6603, Quito
Att. Nelson Medina H. Ing.
Fax: +593-500824

Latin American Energy Organization OLADE
GO. 26 member countries. Decision
body is Meeting of Ministers.
PO Box 17-11-6413, Quito
Att. Julio Herrera, dr.
Ph: +593-2-598280
Fax: +593-2-531691

El Salvador

CESTA - Centro Salvadoreno de Tecnologia Apropiada FOE
PO Box 3065, San Salvador
Att. Ricardo A. Navarro, Dr
Ph: +503-2-220-0046/-220-6480
Fax: +503-2-220-3313


Instituto Politecnico National, Centre de Investigaciones Economicas, Sociales IPN-CIECAS
Lauro Aguirre No. 120, Col.
Agricutura, CP 11360
Att. Felix Zurita Ochoa
Ph: +52-5729-6000 ext. 63112
Fax: +52-5396-9507/ - 5642048


Fundacion Nicaraguense para la Conservacion y el Desarrollo FUNCOD
NGO. Natural resources and env.
Altamira D'Este #774 Dela Plaza del,
Banco del Cafe 1c al Norte 1c al Oeste,
Att. Juan Jose Montiel Rocha
Ph: +505-2787376
Fax: +505-2785204


Network of Non Governmental Organizations for Advancement of Women
Nat. NGO. Solar Cookers, social
development, gender equity.
P.O. Box 410, Port of Spain
An. Hazel Brown
Ph: +1-809-628-9655
Fax: +1-809-628-9655


Centro de Estudios Uruguayo De Tecnologias Apropiadas CEUTA
Nat. NGO. Sustainable Techn. research
& promotion. Agroecology, RE, non-motorized transport.
Core member of INFORSE.
Santiago de Chile 1183, Casilla de
Correos 5049, C.P. 11200 Montevideo
Att. Gerardo Honty
Ph: +598-2-9028554
Fax: +598-2-9014004

Instituto del Tercel Mundo
Regional Coordinator of MDB Energy
Bankwatch project.
Jackson 1136, 11200 Montevideo
Ph: +598-2-496192
Fax: +598-2-419222

REDES - Red De Ecologia Social - Amigos De La Tierra FOE
Friends of the Earth Uruguay. Nat.
NGO. Promotion of RE through
installment of equipment.
Core member of INFORSE.
Av Millan 4113, 12900 Montevideo
Att. Martin Prieto Beaulieu
Ph: +598-2-3056265/3072455
Fax: +598-2-3081640


Centro de Desarollo y Ambiente CENDA
Sister org: Ediciones Ambientales
Global an editorial house.
Publish: "Soluciones Ambientales"
(Environmental Solutions)
Core member of INFORSE.
Apartado 17183, Caracas 1015-A
Att. Miguel Mata
Ph: +58-32-722884
Fax: +58-32-732887

Instituto Universitario de Technologia Dr. F.R.P IUI-FRP
Core member of INFORSE.
Ave. Romnlo Gallegos - edif, Exagon -
Piso 1 o. l2-D El Marques Caracas 1071
Att. Carlos Flores
Ph: +58-2-242-0131
Fax: +58-2-242-0767

North America


Canadian Association for Renewable Energies CARE
Weekly TRENDS on e-mail.
Ph: +1-613 728-0822
Fax: +1-728-2505

Citizens for Renewable Energy
Campaign for Nuclear Phase-out.
R.R. #4 Lion's Head, Ontario N0H 1W0
Att. Ziggy Kleinau
Ph: +1-519-795-7725
Fax: +1-519-795-7726

Greengrass Institute
Core member of INFORSE.
PO Box 39 Denman Island BC, VOR IT0
Att. Jim Bohlen
Ph: +1-604-335 2283
Fax: +1-604-335 0322

International Institute for Sustainable Development IISD
161 Portage Avenue East 6th fl.,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y4
Att. Catherine Taylor
Ph: +1-204-958-7755
Fax: +1-204-958-7710

Marie Michael Library, Coady International Institute
Training center for dev. workers.
St. Francis Xavier University, Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5
Att. Sue Adams
Ph: +1-902-867-3964
Fax: +1-902-867-3907

Nuclear Awareness Project
NGO. Citizens' nuclear watchdog. RE.
PO Box 104, Uxbridge Ontario L9P 1M6
Att. Irene Kock
Ph: +1-905-852-0571
Fax: +1-905-852-0571

PARTNERS in Rural Development
Nat. NGO. Asian Project in RE.
323 rue Chapel, Ottawa ON, K1N 7Z2
Att. Maurice Alaire
Ph: +1-613-237-0180/203
Fax: +1-613-237-5969


Alliance to Save Energy, ASE
Efficiency News on email.
Suite 900, 1200 18th Sr. NW,
Washington DC 20036
Att. Robert Gluck, David Newtzow
Ph: +1-202-857-066

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ACEEE
Nat. NGO. Technical, policy assessments, advise, org conf. Publish reports.
Core member of INFORSE.
1021 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 801,
Washington DC 20036
Att. Howard Geller
Ph: +1-202-4298873/-4290063
Fax: +1-202-4292248/-4290193

American Solar Energy Society
2400 Central Ave. G-l, Boulder,
Colorado 80301
Att. L. Sherwood, Maureen McIntyre
Ph: +1-303-443-3130
Fax: +1-303-443-3212

American Wind Energy Association AWEA
122 C Street, NW Suite 380,
Washington, DC 20001
Ph: +1-202-383-2504
Fax: +1-202-383-2505

Distributed Utility Associates
Consultant RE, policy.
1062 Concannon Blvd.,
Livermore, CA 94550
Att. Joeseph Iannucci
Ph: +1-925-447-0604
Fax: +1-925-447-0601

Environmental Defense Fund - California Office EOF
ELFIN Program.
5655 College Avenue, Suite 304
Oakland, CA 94618
Ph: +1-510-658-8008
Fax: +1-510-658-0630
e-mail: elfin@edf:Org

EDF- National Headquarters
Core member of INFORSE.
257 Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 10010
Att. M. Oppenheimer, Salina Khan
Ph: +1-212-505-2100/1-800-684-3322
Fax: +1-212-505-2375

Institute for Appropriate Technology GEN
Ecovillage Training Center
556 Farm Road PO box 90,
Summertown TN 38483-0090
Att. Albert Bates
Ph: +1-615-964-4324
Fax: +1-615-964-2200

International Project for Sustainable Energy Paths IPSEP
EE strategies and their costs.
7627 Leviston Ave., El Cerrito,
California 94530
Att. Florentin Krause, dr
Ph: +1-510-525-7530
Fax: +1-510-525-4446

International Rivers Network IRN
Publishes World Rivers Review.
1847 Berkeley Way, Berkeley CA94703
Att. Yvonne Cuellar
Ph: +1-510-848-1155
Fax: +1-510-848-1008

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Environment Energy Technologies Division LBNL
Bldg. 90 Room 3058
Berkeley CA 94720
Att. Allan Chen
Ph: +1-510-486-4210
Fax: +1-510-486-5394

National Centre for Appropriate Technology - Library NCAT
NGO. Creative Solutions for a
Sustainable Future. Info clearing house,
P.O.Box 3838, (3040 Continental
Drive), Butte, MT 59702
Att. Rose C. Sullivan
Ph: +1-406-494-4572
Fax: +1-406-494-2905

National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL
1617 Cole Boulvard, Golden Colorado
CO 80401-3393
Att. David S. Renne
Ph: +1-303-275-4648
Fax: +1-303-275-4611

Natural Resource Defense Council NRDC
40 West 20th Str, New York NY 10011
Att. Robert Watson
Ph: +1-212-7272700
Fax: +1-212-7271773

NGO Energy & Climate Caucus
NGO. Coalition, networking. Lobby
UN CSD. North Coordinator.
8th fl. Rear, 151 W. 25th Street,
New York, NY 10001-7204
Att. Deling Wang /SUSNET
Ph: +1-212-330 9015
Fax: +1-212 645-2214

NIRS Nuclear Information & Resource Service
1424 16th Street NW, #404,
Washington DC 20036
Ph: +1-202-328-0002
Fax: +1-202-462-2183

North Carolina Solar Center
NC State University, Box 7401,
Raleigh NC 27695-7401
Att. Rob Stevens
Ph: +1-919-515-4092
Fax: +1-919-515-5778

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Energy and Environment Programs
Bethel Valley Road, Bldg 4500N RM
1202, mailstop 6248,
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Att. John Sheffield
Ph: +1-865-574-5510
Fax: +1-865-576-6118

Paul Gipe & Assoc.
Wind. Information.
208 S Green St #5 Tehachapi CA 93561
Att. Paul Gipe
Ph: +1-661-822-7956
Fax: +1-661-822-8542

Renewable Energy Policy Project, Center for Renewable Energy Sustainable Techn. REPP-CREST
Analysis, strategies, major RE website.
1612 K street, NW #202,
Washington DC 20006
Att. Virinder Singh, Mary K Campbell
Ph: +1-202-293-2898
Fax: +1-202-293-5857

Renewable News Network
RE Email News lists.
44 Norfolk St., Needhaam MA 02492
Att. Ross M. Donald
Ph: +1-781-453-9668

Rocky Mountain Institute RMI
NGO. research, edu., EE.
1739 Snowmass Creek Road, Old
Snowmass, CO 81654-9199
Att. Rick Heede, Jenny Constable
Ph: +1-970 9273851
Fax: +1-970 9273420

Solar Cookers International
Int. NGO. Publish 'Solar Cooker
Review' Edu. how to make, use, teach.
1919 21 th Street #101,
Sacramento, CA 95814
Att. Terry Grumley
Ph: +1-916-455-4499
Fax: +1-916-455-4498

Solar Electric Light Company SELCO
Suite 510, 35 Wisconsin Circle,
Chevy Chase MD 20815
Att. Neville Williams
Ph: +1-301-657-1161

Solar Electric Light Fund, SELF
NGO. Rural PV in dev. countries.
1775 K Sreet, Suite 595,
Washington, DC 20006
Att. Robert A. Freling
Ph: +1-202-234-7265
Fax: +1-202-328-9512

Solar Energy International
Int. NGO. Edu., technical assistance to
empower others to use RE resources.
PO Box 715 Carbondale
CO 81623 0715
Att. Ken Olson, Katherina Rushton
Ph: +1-970-963-8855
Fax: +1-970-963-8866

Southern Institute for Appropriate Technology - Library SIFAT
NGO. Edu. Christian Community Dev.
Servants In Faith & Technology,
2944 Co Road 113, Lineville
AL 362669639
Att. Franklin Griffin
Ph: +1-256-396-2017
Fax: +1-256-396-2501

Stockholm Environmental Institue - Boston SEI-B
Tellus Institute,
11 Arlington Street, Boston,
MA 02116-3411
Att. Paul Raskin
Ph: +1-617-266-8090
Fax: +1-617-266-8303

Sunstove Organisation
Solar cooker built in Rep. of South
Africa, India, Mexico.
3140 N. Lilly Road, Milwaukee,
Brookfield WI 53005
Att. Richard C. Wareham
Ph: +1-414-781-1689
Fax: +1-414-781-0455

Union of Concerned Scientists UCS
NGO. Energy Analysis. Lobbyism.
Core member of INFORSE.
1616 P Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Att. Alden Meyer, Margaret Mellon
Ph: +1-202-332-0900
Fax: +1-202-332-0905

United Nations Development Program, UNDP
Int. GO. World Energy Assessment
Sustainable Energy & Env. Division,
304 East 45th Street,
New York, NY 10017
Att. Thomas B. Johansson
Ph: +1-212-906-5030/-9066068
Fax: +1-212-906-5148

Solar cooker for scouts.
1706 Colonial Lane Northfield, IL 60093
Att. John Patrick Hanley
Ph: +1-847-441-7261
Fax: +1-847-441-7261

Winrock International WI
Clean Energy Finance News,
Renewable Energy Divisions in Brazil,
Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Philippines.
Suite 600, 1611 North Kent street,
Arlington VA 22209-2134
Att. Jamal Gore
Ph: +1-703-525-9430 x613
Fax: +1-703-243-1175

Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
Univ. Science, Techn. & Env. Policy
Program. (STEP) African RE projects.
Princeton University, 201 Five Ivy
Lane, Princeton, NJ 08544
Att. Daniel M. Kammen
Ph: +1-609-258-2758/-258-4821
Fax: +1-609-258-6082

World Resources Institute WRI
Policy analysis.
Climate, Energy and Pollution
Program, 10 G St. NE Suite 800,
Washington, DC 20002
Att. Jim MacKenzie
Ph: +1-202-729-7600
Fax: +1-202-729-7610

Worldwatch Institute
NGO. Publishes bimonthly
Worldwatch Magazine and the annual
State of the World.
1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20036
Att. C. Flavin & Lester Brown
Ph: +1-202-452-1999
Fax: +1-202-296-7365

New Members in Brazil

A new network of NGOs, "RENOVE", and 7 new members of INFORSE help to spread the use of renewables in Brazil

By Emilio Le La Rovere, INFORSE Coordinator, and Claudia do Valle Costa, researcher, LIMA, Environmental Sciences Laboratory, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


The New NGO Network: RENOVE

More than 30 participants from a number of institutions including 17 different NGOs met in Praia do Forte in the state of Bahia, Brazil, from June 15 to 17,2000. They decided to create a new network, RENOVE, Brazilian Network of NGOs for Renewable Energy, to foster development of renewable energy in Brazil.

The event was convened by Winrock International (WI), as a follow-up to an initial workshop that was held in Fortaleza in May, 1997 and to a report prepared by LIMA on Brazilian NGO activities in the field of renewables (see SEN 29, p.7).

The meeting attendees approved the establishment of RENOVE, the formal institution responsible for the network, and the modalities of its functioning. A Council of Directors and an Executive Secretary were appointed, and the first steps were taken to ensure that the new institution would begin working swiftly towards its goals.

7 New INFORSE Members

Following a presentation of INFORSE activities and the distribution of SEN issues by the Latin America INFORSE coordinator, seven institutions participating in the meeting eventually became INFORSE members (see the new Contact List in this issue).

Update on New Protects

The meeting included updates on new projects started by Brazilian NGOs in the field of renewables. Besides the data collected in the LIMA/WI report (see SEN 29, p.7), it is worth mentioning the activities carried out in the northeastern region of Brazil (the poorest of the country) by 2 NGOs:

IDER (Institute for Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy), which is based in Fortaleza the capital city of the state of CearNortheastern Brazil)

IDER has structured a renewable energy program that it has been implementing since 1996. The program is done jointly with a number of partners including WI, BNB (the regional development bank), COELCE (the state utility), UFCe (main local university), PRODEEM (a renewable energy programme of the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy), and SELF (Solar Electric Light Fund). As of the end of 1999, more than one thousand PV systems had been installed for different applications: residential electricity needs (623); water pumping systems (155); rural telephony (132); public lighting (71); schools (27); manioc powder mills (23); health care centres (14); and small textile units (3)..

400 Wp PV system installed in Pedreira in the Amazon region, Brazil. It supplies electricity for lighting, TV and video equipment at the local school. Joint project by Winrock and a local NGO, PSA-Health and Joy Project, 1999. Photo by Auro Souza Assistant, WI.

IDER has developed a methodology for project implementation comprising eleven steps: identification of candidate municipalities and communities; selection of communities; survey and assessment of needs; identification and registration of families (before the project and two years after the equipment installation); development of the energy project; training; development of productive uses of energy; establishment of revolving funds; equipment installation by the communities themselves; monitoring (one-year minimum); evaluation of social and economic impacts.

Highlights of IDER's experience include the involvement of children and young adults in the installation of the PV systems and the revolving funds allowing for proper maintenance (including two battery replacements) at affordable costs (as low as US$ 30 upfront and US$ 10/month) based upon previous expenses with energy (candles, batteries, diesel oil).

FTV (Funda Teot Vilela) - a foundation based in Maceie capital city of the state of Alagoas, Northeastern Brazil.

FTV has been active in the field of renewable energy since 1995 through a partnership with BNB called the Sunlight Program. Some 1,600 PV residential systems were installed by micro-companies who bought the equipment and rented them to the families. A condominium (groups of 30 families) system will be tested now.

Another partnership with PRODEEM has installed PV systems for other applications: schools (51), water pumping (15), and health care centres (4).

New programs are to be started shortly, including a cooperation with APAEB, another member of RENOVE, in the state of Bahia (see Sustainable energy News No. 29, p.7).

For further information, please contact the authors at INFORSE Regional coordinator, LIMA, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, CP 68565, Brazil.

Ph: +55 21 5608995,
fax: +55 21 2906626
e-mail:; or
http://www.lima,; or
Tanya Andrade, WI Brazil,
Winrock International,

$130 Million Loan to India from the World Bank

Funding US$300 Million to the 2nd Indian Renewable Energy Project

India will expand the development of renewable energy projects and private sector energy efficiency investments with the help of US$130 million in financing from the World Bank and a US$5 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

This new project, The India Second Renewable Energy Project, amis to reduce power supply shortages and greenhouse gas emissions. It will provide a line of credit channelled through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) for private sector financing of small hydro power stations, grid-connected stations as well as stand-alone micro-hydro schemes.

To improve energy efficiency, the project will finance integrated energy management schemes to be offered by energy service companies to industrial and commercial end-users such as paper mills, steel mills, and chemical plants. It will also finance the purchase and installation of energy-efficient equipment by end-users.

The project further includes a technical assistance component that will prepare a pipeline of energy-efficiency investments; strengthen IREDA's ability to appraise, manage, and promote energy efficiency services; and assist Indian states in promoting end-use efficiency, including development of appropriate policy incentives.

Loan Conditions

Total project budget is US$300 million. IREDA will contribute US$25 million and private developers are expected to provide US$140 million. The World Bank loans are a 20-year loan with 5-year grace period (US$80 million) and a 35-year interest-free loan with 10-year grace period (US$50 million).

More information:,
or contact Ricardo Castro, SAREXT,
The World Bank Group, MC8-833, 1818 H
Street NW, Washington D.C. 20433, USA.
Ph: +1 202 458 5157,
fax: +1 202 522 0321,

Energy Sector in Transition: Asian Perspective

International Conference Including INFORSE Workshop 25-27 October 2000, Ubol Rachathanee, Thailand

The expected participants, around 70 persons, are the NGOs and academic persons in East and Southeast Asia, policymakers mainly from Thailand, and some resource persons from developed countries. Moreover, the Regional INFORSE Workshop invites NGOs and academicians to discuss future co-operation and working plans.

East and Southeast Asia are among the most dynamic regions of the world. Many changes are taking place in the energy sectors of these regions. Their energy consumption has been rapidly increasing in these emerging economies, leading to more energy generation as well as to related social and environmental problems.

The privatization process has been going on both in the first and the second generation of newly industrialized countries, including South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. All of these changes will have significantly effects on the future of sustainable energy in these regions, not only in terms of bias against alternative technological development, but also in terms of unfavorable market regulation of renewable energy and energy-efficient technology.

The Thai-Danish Cooperation on Sustainable Energy, in collaboration with the Danish Organization for Renewable Energy (OVE) and with the International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE), will therefore hold the above international conference with the objectives of discussing and analyzing the changes taking place in the energy sector as well as the potential for strategic direction towards more sustainable energy development for this region.

The situation of sustainable energy development; presentation of scenarios for liberalization and sustainable energy development based on the experiences of various countries, including Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Canada, and Denmark; and the options for various aspects of sustainable energy development will be constructively discussed at the conference. The invited speakers include:

· Michael Kvetny, INFORSE, Denmark

· Raymond Myles, Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association (INSEDA), India

· Grainne Ryder, Probe International, Canada

· Tetsunari Iida, Green Energy Law Network, Japan

· Athena R. Ballestero, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Philippines

· Witoon Permpongsacharoen, Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance, Thailand

· Peter du Pont, International Institute for Energy Conservation-Asia Office, Thailand

Local people's peaceful protests against big dams start to be more violent in the last years in Thailand.

On the photo: Villagers pray for the spirit of the river to protect them as the water rise in the occupied Rasi Salai Reservoir. Photo by: IRN, Nov. '99.

More information:

Suphakij Nuntavorakarn, SENT,
INFORSE Regional Coordinator, 92/2
Soi Pitchayanan 22, Tiwanon Road,
Muang, Nonthaburi Province 11000
Thailand. Ph: +66-2-968 8113/-968
8239, fax: +66-2-968 8113

The Irrationality of Pak Mun Dam

By S. Nuntavorakarn, INFORSE Coordinator, SENT, Thailand

Evaluation shows that the World-Bank-funded dam causes drastic reduction in fish population. The $1 million fishladder is useless. The protests start to be more violant

1st Evaluation Process

After a decade of negotiations and protests against the Pak Mun Dam, the first ever official evaluation of a power project in Thailand has been conducted. In 1998, the World Commission on Dams was established to address central issues of controversy with respect to large dams. Pak Mun Dam was selected as one of the cases to be studied. Academicians, scholars, and also the Tonkla Group for Alternative Economics Studies, a member of SENT, submitted the studies on development effectiveness. The studies covered various aspects of the dams - economic, hydro-power, fishery, environmental, and social.

The dramatic conclusions of the evaluation are that:

· The dam can only generate 53% of planned capacity.

· The benefit of the irrigation is zero, mainly because of the restrictive rules imposed during the dry season.

· The cost grew from the original estimate of 135 million USD to 233 million USD.

· The number of the fish species in the watershed declined from 265 to 96.

· The expected harvest of fish dropped from 220 kg/ha/year to 10 kg/ha/year.

· Total fishery income from the watershed fell from 30,000 THB to 3,000 THE.

Desperate Local Struggle

In March, 1999 about 5,000 villagers occupied the dam site and established a village there. In May, 2000 the villagers occupied the rest of the dam and the fish ladder. In the beginning, the local people demanded the fair compensation for the permanent loss of fisheries. Now, instead, they desperately demand to open all of the dam's spillways to let the fish go upstream to spawn and recover the ecological system.

Under the pressure, the Government had set a Committee to consider the demands of local people. The Committee reached the consensus that the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) should open all spillways for 4 months as a testing period. But EGAT has denied and still confirmed the importance of the dam for the power system. Even though, the dam has contributed to only 4% of the northeastern power system and less than 1% of Thailand power system.

Villagers Participation in Water Management?

The local people struggle for their rights to participate in the decision-making on the management of the Mun River, one of the most important local resources. This concept of the people's participation in resource management is one of the most important basic concepts for sustainable development and sustainable society.

Open the Gates NOW! Last News in July:

After more than a year of intensive peaceful demonstrations, on July 16-17, the police used batons, shields, and tear gas against the protesters in Bangkok outside of the Government's House. Almost 50 people were injured, and 225 villagers were arrested.

On July 24, several protestors in Washington, DC started fasting in solidarity With the villagers. 74 organizations from 21 countries have written to the Thai Prime Minister.

More information:

International Rivers
Network,; or
SENT, Thailand (See address on p. 12)

The Mun is the most important river in Thailand's northeastern region, with a catchment area of 117,000 square kilometres (3 times the size of the Netherlands).

The construction of this 136-MW dam was started in 1990 and it was fully operational in 1994. The expected benefits included irrigation potential for the area of 64,000 acres and increasing fish yield from the dam's reservoir area. This run-of-the-river dam had been expected to have less impact on the environment and on the local community because it does not need a big reservoir like most large dams. More than 20,000 people have been effected, however. The dam has blocked the migration of fish, and a $1 million fish ladder, promoted by the World Bank's fisheries experts, has proved useless. The dam seems to be costing more than its worth.

Low-cost Water Heater

A simple solar batch water heater can provide hot water for half the price of a normal solar water heater, and still keep the water warm during the night.

Mr. A. Jagadeesh of the Nayudamma Centre for Development Alternatives (NCDA) - INFORSE-member - has developed such a system. It uses two stainless steel drums, reflectors, and a cover of clear polyethylene. The cost of a 100 litre solar heater of this design is about $ 150.


A Jagadeesh, NCDA, see below or Home Power, April/May 2000,

PV in India

- not such a rosy picture

By A Jagadeesh, renewable-energy specialist, NCAD, India

India has solar photovoltaic (SPV) systems with a capacity of 28 MW (March 1998). They are mainly for communications, street lighting, home lighting, and pumping. This is far behind other renewable energy sources in India. The main impediment to wider use of SPV systems is the heavy initial investment. The capital cost per kW for SPV is 300,000 Rupees (Rs., $US 7,500), while that for wind is around 35,000 Rs. ($US 900) and for biomass power, 40,000 Rs. ($US 1000). Another challenge is the quality of the storage batteries used in the SPV standalone systems. The performance of SPV street lamps is far from satisfactory. Accumulation of dust and smoke on the solar panels is also a serious problem. PV projects will not be sustainable unless the beneficiaries somehow share a sense of ownership in the projects and take responsibility for carrying out the modest maintenance tasks that the systems require. Until there are major breakthroughs in the efficiency and costs of solar cells, the technology will not gain. widespread acceptance in developing countries like India. (shortened by the editors)


Nayudamma Centre for Development Alternatives, 2/210 1st floor, Nawabpet, Nellore, 524 002, Andhra Pradesh, India. Ph: +91 -861-321580/-324806, fax: +91 -861-330692/-331848, e-mail:

Pico Hydro-Electric Project

Pico hydropower generation can meet the electricity needs of the poor and low-income groups. It satisfies small demands in a decentralised manner at low cost.

In Mankulam, an isolated village in Kerala State in India, an INFORSE member, the Malanadu Development Society (MDS), has installed 2 pilot units of 200 watt pico hydro power plants. The plants have been operating well for the past year. Based on this, the MDS is proposing to install 30 Pico-hydropower generation units for 30 poor & low income group families in the village. The complete installation cost of each unit would come to about Rs. 10,000 (US$ 250)- thus the entire cost of the 30 units would come to Rs. 300,000 (US$ 7,500). The beneficiaries have agreed to contribute small amounts to the proposed Pico-hydropower generation project. Apart from improving the quality of life, the Pico project would have good economic as well as environmental impact. It is estimated that about 1,000 litres of kerosene would be saved annually after the installation of the proposed 30 units.

The MDS, in partnership with INSEDA, is also ready to train people for installation and operation of Pico hydropower, e.g. as a part of South-South or South-North-South Cooperation, through INFORSE Network. Information: INFORSE South Asia Region (see back page)

A meeting between the Folkecenter team and the leaders of Tabakoro, Niamala, and Zambala, the villages in which the Rural Solar Electrification project will be implemented. The government priorities stated by the Malian President in the areas of education, health, and water supply were found to mirror exactly the needs expressed by rural people. The meeting was part of the feasibility study in 1998 for the present project.

Solar Solutions to the Rural Exodus in Mali

The First Steps of the Mali Folkecenter

By Tom Burell, Jane Kruse(1st from the right), and Ibrahim Togola (3rd from left ,1st row), respectively of The Danish and Mali Folkecenters for Renewable Energy.


Danish Government to Fund Rural Solar Electrification

The Danish Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, together with the Mali Folkecenter, received funding of 2.3 million DKK from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a project to combat rural exodus. The project started in June, 2000, and will be implemented in the villages of Tabakoro, Niamala, and Zambala, in the Sikasso region of Mali, 200 km south of Bamako. The total population of the 3 villages is about 3000. The villagers provide 45,000 DKK towards the project. As a percentage of the total cost, this may seem small, but the contribution will give the villagers a sense of responsibility and a feeling of ownership. The money will be collected from the villagers by the village associations.

The Mali Folkecenter is working hand in hand with the villagers to ensure successful completion of the project, with technical support provided by the Danish Folkecenter. Each of the villages has a school and a clinic. The project will last for 3 years, and consists of installation of solar panels in 3 villages for water pumping, for lighting in schools, and for lighting as well as for refrigeration of medicines and vaccines in the clinics. Electrification of the schools for evening adult literacy classes also serve adult students from the surrounding villages.

The project will help to reduce the rural exodus by encouraging diversification of economic activities as well as improvement of health conditions and quality of life. Long-term sustainability will be ensured by the sale of pumped water (at a price all villagers can afford), which will provide funds for social measures and for maintenance of the solar installation. A comprehensive training program will give the villagers the skills they need for management and repairs.

Solar Training School -Looking to the Future

An essential part of the project is the creation of a Solar Training School, where Malian engineers, technicians, and students can get hands-on experience and the concrete skills needed for installation of solar systems. Trainees will learn by installing a total of 10 solar lighting systems in other village schools in the area, gaining the competence necessary for future work. The project will show that solar power need not be expensive (typically less than 1 USD per villager for a school lighting system), and may inspire other village communities to pay for their own installations. This, surely, is the way to achieve widespread use of solar technology. The solar training school will build capacity, creating a knowledge base that can be drawn on in the future, and will help to support adult literacy training for hundreds of people. It is an investment in the people, for the people.

Other Projects

Since October, 1999, when the Malian Folkecenter obtained authorization to work in Mali as an NGO (see article in issue No. 27), it has obtained funding from the UNDP for household biogas installations and from the GTZ (German Corporation for Technical Cooperation) for the training of municipality staff in environmental legislation.

For further Information, please contact us in Mali or in Denmark.

- Tom Burell and Ibrahim Togola, Regional
Director, The Mali Folkecenter, B.P. E4211
Bamako, Republic of Mali.
Ph: +223 200617, fax: +223 200618,

- Jane Kruse, Information and Training Program,
The Danish Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, one of the founding members of INFORSE,
P.O. Box 208, 7760 Hurup Thy, Denmark. Ph:
+45 9795 6600, fax. +45 9795 6565,

Malian Folkecenter installing a 75W solar power system for the electrification of the school in the village of Tabakoro. It now provides lighting for evening classes in adult literacy

Digging a hole for construction of the digester of a family biogas plant. The Mali Folkecenter is the coordinator of this project, working in cooperation with the Malian Rural Polytechnic Institute. The project will consist of five installations, of which two have been completed. Funding is from the Global Environment Fund (Small Grant Program) of the UNDP.

Tom Burell will work in Mali on the Folkecenters' project for the next 3 years on behalf of the Danish Folkecenter.

He has a BSc of physics from England and has studied renewable energy technology at the Danish Folkecenter.


Mali: in Need of Rural Electrification

Mali is located in the center of West Africa and has an area of 1,241,000 km2. 80% of the 12 million inhabitants live in the southern third of the country, as the northern two-thirds are desert. Adult illiteracy can reach over 90 % among rural women. In Bamako, the capital of Mali, about 25% of people have access to electricity, but in rural areas, the figure is less than 1%.

Rural Exodus: Draining Rural Communities of Young Talent

Rural exodus is the well-known, phenomenon whereby people leave their villages to try and find work in the cities, and it is a problem that needs tackling in many developing countries. It generally occurs because villagers and inhabitants of rural areas, especially young people who represent the future of such communities, feel there are no opportunities where they live. In Mali, it means that people move to the cities during the dry season, mainly to the capital Bamako, to find work. It reduces the human resource base of the villages, robbing the community of many of its most dynamic members, and contributes to all the problems associated with urbanisation: overcrowding, crime, delinquency, drug abuse, prostitution, and the spread of AIDS.

The Folkecenter for Renewable Energy and Mali-Folkecenter are committed to reducing the rural exodus in Mali and West Africa by using alternative energy solutions to improve the conditions of daily life for rural people. This project is an important first step down the long road to sustainable development.


Edited by Gunnar B. Olesen, OVE, INFORSE-Europe Coordinator


EU's Climate Dialogue with NGOs and Industry

The EU Commission has launched the European Climate Change Program (ECCP), which includes 5 working groups involving industry and NGOs. The aim of the program is to prepare the 15 EU countries' ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. The activities started in June of 2000 and will continue until May, 2001.

The Climate Network Europe is coordinating the NGO participation. INFORSE-Europe is involved in the working groups dealing with energy supply and energy demand, which cover renewable energy and energy conservation. NGOs are invited to take part in the discussions of NGO proposals and of the positions being formulated by the working groups. Key issues will be how to maximise the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the EU. A meeting of NGOs is planned for the end of August in Brussels. The first NGO proposals will be presented immediately afterwards.

To be involved in NGO activities,
contact INFORSE-Europe,

Internet Education Continues Starts again in September

Following the first DIERET (Distance Internet Education for Renewable Energy Technologies) course with 29 participants, INFORSE-Europe plans to run the course again in the fall of 2000. Applicants, in particular from NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe, are invited to apply. The course is intended to start in September. Participants of the course will receive material via e-mail and on a CD. They will be asked to do a number of exercises, and will receive a diploma certifying that they participated in the course.


INFORSE-Europe, e-mail:

ECO-Forum Strategy Workshop, September 14-16, Kiev

The European ECO-Forum, a coalition of about 200 ECOs (Environmental Citizens' Organisations) that follows the Environment for Europe process, will organise its strategy at its next meeting, to be held from September 14 to 16 in Kiev. On the agenda will be energy efficiency and nuclear energy, as well as common activities towards the Pan-European Environmental Ministers' Meeting in Kiev in 2002. ECO's that are not able to attend the meeting can join relevant email list(s). INFORSE-Europe co-ordinates the energy group of the ECO-forum.

More information:

contact INFORSE-Europe (see back page), or the ECO-Forum secretariat in Moscow,

Windforce 10 for Europe September 25 - 27, Kassel

INFORSE-Europe will present plans to cover at least 12% of Western Europe's electricity demand with windpower by 2020. The presentation will be made at the conference "Windpower for the 21st Century", September 25-27 in Kassel, Germany. The proposal will follow the Windforce 10 proposal from November 1999, but will be more detailed regarding national distribution and costs. The paper will be available at the INFORSE-Europe website at the time of the conference:

Information: INFORSE-Europe (see back page) and WIP-Renewable Energies, www.wip-munich-de.

Ukrainian Solar

Among the many European news items received by Sustainable Energy News is that this solar heating plant has just been installed by the Ukrainian company UkrHelioprom. The system is at a Ukrainian factory named "Oxygen", and it provides hot water for the staff of the factory from April till October. It is made with locally produced solar collectors.

Contact, e-mail:

Actions Against Russian Nuclear Waste

In the last week of July and the first week of August, 60+ representatives of NGOs and scientific organisations organised the 'All-Russian Anti-nuclear Camp 2000', near the Mayak plutonium producing and reprocessing plant at Chelyabinsk in the Ural.

The 60+ participants protested against plans to store imported radioactive waste at Mayak, and against the lack of official recognition of radioactive contamination of areas in and around the plant. The participants carried out peaceful protests at a central square in Chelyabinsk. The protest was brutally stopped by the police. The participants also measured radioactivity levels as they travelled around the area. They found radioactive spots with more than 10 times the background level of radioactivity as far as 60 km from the plant.

More info:


More Nuclear Power in Russia?

At the end of May, MINATOM, the Russian ministry for nuclear energy, presented its new 50-year plan. It included plans for 23 new nuclear power plants to be built before 2020. The funding for the plants is not in place, but MINATOM also asked the Russian government to allow import of foreign nuclear waste, an activity that might give substantial funding to the Russian nuclear sector. More info:

OOA Closed

The Danish Anti-nuclear organisation OOA, which was formed in 1974 as the first nationwide organisation in the Danish energy movement, decided to stop its activities by end of May, 2000. With no nuclear power being discussed in Denmark and with the Swedish Barseb nuclear power plant scheduled for closure, OOA's activists felt that the primary mission of the organisation had been fulfilled, and that it was time to close. The website of OOA will be maintained and the "smiling sun" will be available through the WISE office in Amsterdam.



September 4-7, 2000
RE&EE 2000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Business & Investment Forum Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Asia & Pacific Info: ECO Energy Sdn Bhd, 35 2nd Floor Jalan Ara SD 7/3a, Bandar Sri-Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ph + 60 3635 8187, fax +60 3 635 8068,,

September 8-10, 2000
ENVIRON 2000 A Powerful Millennium Festival, Leicester, UK

15,000 visitors expected. All powered by wind and sun on the event. Solar powered live music and spa vehicles, cinema, and market. Info: Ruth Stockdale, ENVIRON, Parkfleld, Western Park, Leicester LE3 6HX UK. Ph: +44 116 2220254, fax: +44 116 255 2343, e-mail:,

September 12-14, 2000.
Int'l Conference on Biomass Fuels in a Sustainable Energy Development, Cuba

Info: Antonio Vald Agency for Science and Technology, Calle 20 no. 4112 and/41 and 47 Playa Ciudad Habana, Cuba. Fax +53 7 249460, e-mail;

September 12-15, 2000
Solar Energy in Architecture and Urban Planning, Bonn, Germany

6th European EUROSOLAR Conference Info: EUROSOLAR, Kaiser-Friedrich str. 11 Bonn, 53113 Germany. Ph: +49-228 362373, fax: +49 228-361279,,

September 14-16, 2000
ECO-Forum Strategy Workshop, Kiev

Info: ECO-forum Secretariat, e-mail:, See article on page 16 in this issue

September 18, 2000
10th Anniversary of FEDERANE, Bruxelless

Seminar Renewable Energy: the right choice for Europe. Under the High Patronage of the European Parliament. Exhibition of projects. Info: Rue du Beaou Site, 1000 Bruxelles Belgium. Ph: +32 2646 82 10, fax: +32 2646 8975, e-mail:,

September 18-25, Oct. 9-16, Nov. 13-20, 2000
China's Small Hydro Power Study Tour

Info: Hangzhou International Center on Small Hydro Power, P.O. Box 202, Nanshan Road 136, Hangzhou, 310002 China. Ph: +86-571-7070070, fax: +86-571-7023353, email:,

September 27-29, 2000
Energy Efficiency in Household Appliances and Lighting, Naples, Italy

2nd Int'l Conference and Exhibition Info: Italian Association of Energy Economists (AIEE), Via Giorgio Vasari, 4 00196 Rome, Italy. Ph: +3906 3227.367, fax: +3906 3234.921, e-mail:

September 25-27, 2000
Wind Power for the 21st Century - Int'l Conference, Kassel, Germany

Info: German Wind Energy Promotion Association, FGW Ph: +49 4027809182,
fax: +49402780 9176,, See article on page 16 in this issue

September 27-06 October, 2000
SOPAC Annual session, Tarawa, Kiribati

Reducing vulnerability of Pacific communities to climate variability; energy, coastal issues.

Info: SOPAC, Fiji,
Fax: +64-4-4635186.

October 2-4, 2000
Commercial Opportunities in Renewable Energies, London, UK

Info: CWC Associates, Ph: +44 20 7704 9155, fax: +44 2077048440,

October 2-6, 2000
Adoption of Technology for Sustainable Project Development, Workshop, ARTEFACT, Glrg, Germany

For decision makers in north-south cooperation Info: Werner Kiwitt, ARTEFACT, Gremsbergalle 35, 24960 Glrg, Germany. Ph: 4631-6116-0, fax: 4631-6116-28,,

October 9-11, 2000
Commercial Opportunities in the Generation of Power from Renewables, 2000 Summit, London, UK

Info: CWC Group, The Business Design Center, 52 Upper Street. London, NI 0QH, UK. Ph: +44 20 77046161, fax: +44 20 77048440, e-mail:,

October 10 - 12, 2000
ENEF 2000, Banska Bystrica - Slovakia

Int'l Energy Efficiency Conf., & Exhibition Info: ASENEM - Association of Energy Managers, Magnetov, 831 04 Bratislava, Slovakia. Ph: +421 88 414 4011, fax: +421 88 414 4012, e-mail:,

October 16-27, 2000
COP- 4, UNCCD, Bonn, Germany

Info: United Nations' Convention to Combat Desertification, Conference of Parties fax: +49-228-815-2899,

October 17-19, 2000
Energy Efficiency Business Week, Conf. and Exhibition Prague, Czech Republic

Info: SEVEn, Slezska 7, 120 56 Prague 2, Czech Republic. Ph: +420-2-2425-2115, fax: +420-2-2424-7597, e-mail:,

October 18-20, 2000
7th COGEN Europe Conference, Brussels, Belgium

Info: European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration, rue Gulledelle 98, 1200 Brussels, Belgium. Ph: +32 27728290, fax: +32 2 772 5044, e-mail:,

October 22-25, 2000
Int'l Conference Sustainable 2000 Building, Mastricht Netherlands

Building solar suburbs. Renewable Energy in a Sustainable City Info: PO Box 1558, 6501 BN Nijmegen, Netherlands. Ph: +31 243234471, fax: +31 2436011 59.

25-27 October 2000
The Int' Conf. on Energy Sector in Transition: Asian Perspective for Sustainable Energy Development, Thailand

Info: SENT, 92/2 Soi Pitchayanan 22, Tiwanon Road, Muang, Nonthaburi Province 11000 Thailand. Ph: +66-2 968 8113/- 968 8239, fax: +66-2 968.8113, e-mail: See article on page 12 in this issue.

October 23-25, 2000
ALTERNER Conf. Renewables for Europe, take off campaign, Toulouse, France

Info: Energia TA, Piazza Savonarola 10, 50132, Florence, Italy. Ph: +39-055-5002174, fax: +39-055-573425, e-mail:, or www.

October 31 - November 2, 2000
Forum on Sustainable Energy in a Compatitive Market, UN-ECE Sust. Energy Committee Meeting, Geneva

Info: e-mail:,

November 1-4, 2000
UIE 2000 Lisbon, Portugal

International Conference on Electricity for a Sustainable Urban Development Info: FCT, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Polo 2 da UC, Pinhal de Marrocos 3030 Coimbra Portugal. Ph: +351 239 79 62 00, fax.: +351 239 79 62 47,,

November 13-24, 2000
COP-6, UNFCCC, The Hague, Holland

Info: United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of Parties, fax: +49-228-815-1999,

November 23-26, 2000
CERE 2000, Beijing, China

Int'l Environment & Renewable Energy Conf. Info: China International Science Center, No. 1 Sandaojie, Jianguomenwai, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022, P.R. China. Ph: +86-10-65157760, fax: +86-10-65158442, e-mail:,

November 28- December 1, 2000
CIEE 2000, Shanghai, China

China Int'l Energy Exhibition and Conference Info: Worldwide Exhibition Service Co., Rm. 2706, Nanzheng Building, 580 Nanjing Rd. (W), Shanghai 200041, P.R. China. Ph: +86-21-52340650, fax: +86-21-52340649, e-mail:

November 28 - December 1, 2000
From Fossils to Photons, Renewable Energy Transforming Business Brisbane, Australia

38th Annual Conference of the ANZSES. Info: Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, (ANZSES),,

INFORSE Regional Co-ordinators

Africa, Eastern
BUN - Zimbabwe
Private Bag 7768, Causeway,
Harare, Zimbabwe.
Ph: +263-4-793395/6
Fax: +263-4-793313

bunzim@hotmail. Com

att. Max Mapako, L. Katsvairo

Africa, Western
54 rue Carnot, B.P. 3370, Dakar, Senegal.
Ph: +221-8-225 983 or 222 496
Fax: +221-8-217595 or 235 157
att. Youba Sokona, Masse Lo, Secou Sarr

Eastern Asia & Pacific
92/2 Soi Pitchayanan, 22 Tiwanon road,
Muang, Nonthaburi Province 11000 Thailand.
Ph: +66-2-9688113/-9688239
Fax: +66 -2-9688113

Decharut Sukkumnoed,
Suphakij Nuntavorakarn

Asia, South
3rd floor, St. Soldier Tower, Vikas Puri,
New Delhi 110018, India.
Ph: +91-11-551 0344 or 552 6521
Fax: +91-11-552 9646
att. Raymond Myles

OVE - Europe
Gl. Kirkevej 56, 8530 Hjortshenmark.
Ph: +45-86227000, Fax: +45-86227096
att. Gunnar Boye Olesen

P.O. Box 35, 85007 Bratislava, Slovakia.
Ph/fax: +421-7-63 836 964
att. Emil Bedi

Latin America/Brasil
CP 68565 Rio de Janeiro, 21945-970 Brasil. Ph: +55-21-5608995 Fax: +55-21-2906626
att. Emilia Lebre La Rovere

Latin America/Argentina
Mario Bravo 1029 piso 4 depto. A,
1175 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ph/fax: +541-963-0722

att. Roque Pedace, Marcelo Alvarez

INFORSE Secretariat:
Blegdamsvej 4 B, 2. sal,
2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.
Ph: +45 -35247700, Fax: +45 -35247717

Protest Against Designation of Nuclear as Sustainable Energy

The expert group that is preparing for the UN Commission for Sustainable Development's 9th Session (CSD9) has proposed to consider nuclear energy technologies for Sustainable development, with due consideration of the means of producing nuclear energy, including technology transfer.

INFORSE and other NGOs are protesting against this proposal. In a petition to the CSD chairs and members, they state:

"We consider any focus on nuclear energy to be against both the spirit of Agenda 21 and the mandate of the UN CSD as well as contrary to the interests of developing countries....

... Therefore, we, the undersigned NGOs active in development, environmental and human rights issues urge you to preserve the integrity of the CSD process by ensuring that all non-sustainable energy technologies, particularly nuclear energy, are excluded from CSD9.....".

Full text of the NGO statement:
Minutes of the expert group: