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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...

14.11.2018 , Sustainable Energy for All

Universal electricity access goal set to be missed

Data shows finance for coal tripled in past year, but, innovative off-grid solutions and finance models offer opportunities to meet Global Goals.

Lack of access to sustainable energy is one of the most pervasively debilitating aspects of poverty holding back development in rural Africa....

Cameroon - Wood fuel, used either directly as firewood or transformed into charcoal, is the main source of energy for cooking for over 60 percent of...

Today the Energy Globe with its 182 participating countries is the most significant environmental award worldwide, which has also been confirmed...

Index Mundi offers interesting maps about the economic relevance of power outages in a typical month.

The maps show how Power outages in firms in a...

Despite the rush to supply Africa with electricity, consumers and small rural businesses are being left behind in their ability to use electricity. A...

26.10.2018 , Leah Worrall, Shelagh Whitley, Andrew Scott

Reforming Africa’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Despite growing international momentum towards climate change mitigation and the promotion of renewable energy, various African countries continue to...

Cheap, reliable and hard to hijack, the sun could be an ideal energy source in many war zones and disaster areas, prompting aid agencies to consider...

The technologies required to facilitate this shift, including wind turbines, solar panels and improved energy storage, all require significant mineral...