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Grassroots ideas need to shape climate policy if it's to be effective

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

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...

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,...

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...

07.11.2019 , Steven Gorelick

Thinking Outside the Grid

Thirty years ago, a friend of mine published a book called 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save The Earth.  It described the huge environmental...

Energy consumption, in all its many forms, enables everything from how we live, eat and move, to how we work and communicate. Greater energy use is...

We watched our parents, grandparents, and those before them work tirelessly, they toiled in the rural farms only for a huge chunk of their fresh...