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Three billion people cook with dirty fuels on open fires or stoves that produce high levels of carbon monoxide, killing four million people annually

03.12.2019 , Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu & Richenda Van Leeuwen

Speeding clean energy could fast-track development: the example of Malawi

Without action, by 2030, 650 million people will be excluded from access to electricity and the benefits it brings

28.11.2019 , Abdulrahman al-Ansi

Yemenis go solar amid war energy shortage

When electricity was cut to Yemen's capital four years ago after war broke out, Ebrahim al-Faqih saw a gap in the market and started selling solar...

Beneficial household products such as solar lights, improved cookstoves, water purifiers, nutritional supplements and agricultural inputs can play a...

One of the key barriers to delivering energy solutions for the rural and urban poor is the limited access to finance at local and national levels...

24.11.2019 , Joe Walsh

Switching on one step at a time

As a whole, Africa has struggled to make serious progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, affordable and clean energy. Of the...

22.11.2019 , Justin Scott Schon, Elizabeth Baldwin, Jennifer N. Brass, and Lauren M. MacLean

The Distribution of Solar Panels in Ghana: How Ghanaian civil servants navigated corruption

Electricity is a hot political issue in Ghana. Ghanaians demand access to the electricity grid as a right of citizenship. And, when not connected,...

On April 12, 2017, Aliyu Umar, 27, began his day, carefully preparing a charcoal fire with which he would prepare breakfast of noodles, bread, fried...

North American investors seeking to do good as well as make financial returns could be overlooking an untapped opportunity on their own doorstep -...

Urban scientists on Wednesday launched the first digital map of Africa's sprawl of slums to expose the true scale of urban poverty and bring services...

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