What is Energypedia
Energypedia is a renewable energy wiki in the context of development cooperation. A Wiki is a website designed to enable anyone who accesses it to easily contribute or modify content without knowing any computer language. On energypedia.info anyone can create and revise articles on renewable energy technologies, approaches and projects as well as energy efficiency. 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.
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 green house 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.
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 sharing is power and we would like to challenge you to change the world by sharing the knowledge available on energypedia.info!