An estimated one-half of the world’s population still lacks clean cooking and heating options and almost one-quarter do not have access to grid based electricity. At EED, sustainable energy goes beyond renewable energy solutions. We take a holistic approach that balances environmental concerns with socio-economic realities and commercial opportunities. We work with private companies, non-government agencies, governments, research institutions and community groups to optimise energy solutions.
It is projected that the annual global water requirements will exceed current sustainable water supplies by 2030. Sustainable supply of water has to contend with numerous challenges including declining water resources, pollution of water sources, rapid urbanization, increasing population pressure and the effects of global climate change. At EED, we take a nexus approach (water-energy-climate change) in understanding and addressing these challenges. Among other services:
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded the 400 parts per million threshold in 2013. Without drastic and urgent action, it seems likely that the earth will experience a temperature rise of up to 5 degrees C by 2100. These numbers mean little to nothing among pastoralists and small-scale farmer groups who are already experiencing rapid changes driven by climate variability as well as other confounding factors. At EED, we support clients and beneficiary to prepare for impeding threats of climate change while utilizing various support options.
At EED, we believe in the power of demonstration. We provide business incubation and business acceleration services for start-ups in clean technology. We are constantly designing, testing and refining innovative business models that will deliver sustainable energy and other basic needs. In addition to the financial incentives, we hope that our projects will increase access to services, open frontier sectors for investments and model scalable businesses. We are developing or implementing the following projects: