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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...

Sometimes good ideas take off right away. Nobody buys suitcases without wheels these days.

Other great ideas, however inevitable, need more time....

Governments, development banks and businesses are providing less than 1% of the money needed each year to wean 3 billion people off dirty,...

Decentralized energy technology in Africa and Asia has undoubtedly seen an immense boom in the past 15 years. Each growth push was initiated by a new...

This research looks at how and why a specific segment of early adopters in Uganda used entry-level solar energy products to make their initial steps...

Ongoing innovation in technology and distribution models continues to be a hallmark of the off-grid solar sector. Having already led to hundreds of...