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In Goethe's Faust, Gretchen asks the main character Faust the question of religion in order to test his character. The corresponding "Gretchen...

On Feb 6 the new "Acceess to Energy Institute" was launched. The drivers and founders of this independant institute are two off-grid-experts, who are...

Although clean energy is sufficiently sustainable, user-friendly, people-centred and context-specific, it is, however, not that cheap as we are made...

08.01.2019 , Harald Schützeichel

Four french off-grid musketeers (last part): Total

Total, as the fourth French "energy musketeer", is shifting the focus of its activities from a pure investment activity (EDF / ENGIE) via a balance...

07.01.2019 , Malabo Montpellier Panel

Water-Wise: Smart Irrigation Strategies for Africa

Africa is seeing a surge of interest in irrigation among small-scale farmers as climate change brings more erratic weather. Currently, only 6 percent...

In its efforts to offer off-grid regions access to clean, renewable energy, the electrical engineering group Schneider Electric is pursuing a dual...

19.12.2018 , Harald Schützeichel

Four french off-grid musketeers (part 2): ENGIE

GDF Suez (from 2015: ENGIE) was created in 2008 by the merger of Gaz de France (GDF), a gas supplier in which the state holds a majority stake, and...

In Alexandre Dumas' novel, first three, later four musketeers fight for justice in the world. They are not revolutionaries, they are rather part of...

In Africa, the demand for electricity largely exceeds supply. Nigeria’s shortage of 173,000MW (for a nation whose current energy needs is around...

This week sees the launch of the Global Distributors Collective, a new initiative to support last mile distributors in Africa, Asia and Latin America....