The RECIPES project aims to contribute to the implementation of renewable energy in emerging and developing countries. RECIPES stands for: 'Renewable Energy in developing countries: Current situation, market Potential and recommendations for a win-win-win for EU industry, the Environment and local Socio-economic development'.

The RECIPES project is financed under the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Commission.

RECIPES final results available now!

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The final versions of the main reports of the RECIPES project have become available and can be downloaded from this website. RECIPES brought together a mine of information on renewable energy in emerging and developing countries. RECIPES produced 215 reports including the overall final report, 114 country briefs, 15 detailed country studies with key data, maps, policy descriptions and project sheets, and a series of overarching reports presenting the project’s conclusions and recommendations A further important outcome of the project is the database, in which the basic data that was gathered during the study is available. The database contains a ‘reporting and comparison tool’ that enables to extract either a targeted selection and comparison of information or a full report of all information that is available per country. The database is available for registered users. If you are interested in having access to the database, please register on this website.

Validation workshop concludes RECIPES

Brussels, 7 December 2006

During a workshop that was organised in Brussels on 7 December 2006, the results of the RECIPES project were presented to, and discussed with a selection of stakeholders. The workshop was attended by representatives of the European Commission, UNEP, NGOs and renewable energy industry. The overall feedback given was very positive. The attendees acknowledged the contribution of the project to the debate on RE in emerging and developing countries, and considered that a mine of valuable information was brought together.

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Nairobi, 6-17 November 2006

Draft results of RECIPES were presented at the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP 12), organised by UNFCCC in Nairobi, Kenya on 6-17 November 2006 In the session of Friends of the Earth International on 15 November 2006, entitled “Learning lessons of community resilience: successes and barriers to reducing vulnerability”, Donald Pols of Friends of the Earth Netherlands referred to the RECIPES work. He presented the draft results of the RECIPES survey on the socio-economic impact of renewable energy in emerging and developing countries. This survey, held amongst 123 energy experts of emerging and developing countries, showed that these experts rate renewable energy technologies significantly higher than traditional energy technologies in terms of positive socio-economic impact in their countries. The forthcoming RECIPES final report will include the detailed results of the survey.
Read more about the session: COP 12 conference report session Friends of the Earth (15/11/06)

RECIPES at ‘Make markets work for climate’

Amsterdam, 16-17 October 2006

The RECIPES project team has organised a side event during the international conference “Make Markets Work for Climate”, organised by ABN AMRO, the World Bank group, Shell, WBCSD, IETA and the Dutch government in Amsterdam on 16-17 October 2006. The RECIPES side event was entitled “Emerging and developing countries: where and how to invest in renewable energy” and took place on 16 October 2006. Some 50 participants from all over the world had a 1-hour discussion on where and how to invest in renewable energy in emerging and developing countries. The participants agreed that there is a significant potential for renewable energy in emerging and developing countries, and that there are considerable local benefits. It was stressed that investments in renewable energy should fit with every country’s specific situation and policy. The bigger and more developed countries have appetising markets for investors in renewable energy. Attention should be paid to smaller and less-developed countries. They have difficulty profiting from international finance mechanisms put in place and are unable to compete on the technology learning curve. Mr. David Reed of WWF International has chaired the side event.
Panellists were:
- Bas Rekvelt, Triodos Renewable Energy for Development Fund, the Netherlands,
- Emiel Hanekamp, Partners for Innovation BV, the Netherlands,
- Manny Singh, Central Energy Fund, South Africa,
- Prof. Jacques Marcovitch, University of São Paulo, Brazil,
- Sven Dernedde, Energy foundation, Ghana,
- Terry Hart, IT Power India.

Read more about the side event: RECIPES side event at “Make markets work for climate”