Energypedia:Connecting Knowledge and People
Energypedia is a wiki platform for collaborative knowledge exchange on renewable energy, energy access and energy efficiency in context of developing countries. Energypedia's goal is to promote knowledge and experience exchange in order to achieve universal access to sustainable energy for all people. For this reason energypedia is free and accessible for everyone. On www.energypedia.info everyone could access all the available information. Registered user can easily create , modify and share content. The platform currently (June 2016) contains 3,500+ freely accesible articles grouped in thematic portals such as solar, wind, bioenergy, improved cooking, productive use etc. The articles are contributed by growing community of 6000 registered active users which includes practitioners, experts, academics and other interested stakeholders. Energypedia furthermore entails an event calendar, a job portal as well as an opportunity database. You can easily add your announcements to these databases.
Access to Clean Energy
Access to modern and clean energy is an issue central to sustainable development as it influences environmental, social and economic aspects of development. However, today one in five people worldwide still live without access to electricity and every third person cooks on smoky fireplaces with negative consequences for personal health and the environment. With the rapid growth of electricity demand in developing nations, the gap between electricity supply and demand has amplified. This gap is forecasted to continue to grow, rendering the challenge to meet global energy demand more complex. The challenges ahead require a shift from the use of climate threatening fossil fuels to the use of more renewable resources. The significant rise in the global share of renewables indicates the growing significance of alternative energy sources. Developing nations have the potential to help achieve the global challenge of stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations by deploying renewable energy technologies. Thus there is a need for facilitating and expanding the diffusion of these technologies in these nations through practical knowledge sharing.
See also: Water, energy and food nexus
Powering Agriculture Portal
In context to Adaptation and Mitigation strategies against climate change, use of renewable energy in agriculture is demanding as well as growing for achieving food security. Powering agriculture portal on energypedia provides comprehensive knowledge about the usage of renewable energy resources in agriculture from production till processing. Apart from powering agriculture portal it has other portals too, which are related to agriculture.
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Co-ordination for Development
By bringing together all stakeholders including energy experts from implementing organizations, universities, civil society, the public as well as the private sector, we can accelerate the distribution of sustainable energy solutions. Energypedia aims to remove knowledge and communication barriers so that theoretical knowledge can benefit from the practical lessons learnt from practitioners and vice versa.
We believe that knowledge is power and empower yourself through knowledge sharing and we would like to challenge you to change the world by sharing the knowledge available on energypedia.info!
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