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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....

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)’s CleanStart programme supports low-income households and micro, small and medium enterprises to...

19.11.2018 , Mugo Kibati, Gilles Vermot Desroches

Electrifying Africa’s Labor Market

With more than 600 million people lacking access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, off-grid renewable energy has the potential to transform...

15.11.2018 , Anita Makri

Luring power off the grid

Can local energy systems merge climate and poverty goals? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. 

The “tremendous expansion” of businesses selling small...

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