The world’s 1 billion people who live without electricity are not benefiting from climate change money promised by governments to help them develop.

Solar can help businesses thrive, whether it be refrigeration for selling consumer goods, or the so called “business in a box”. Ultimately solar power supports the entrepreneurial spirit of many African countries.

The environmental and social costs of hydroelectric mega-dams have been grossly underestimated, and will continue to grow further as climate change escalates, a new report finds.

MIT researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power.

In a new report, BloombergNEF notes a significant uptake in renewable energy in developing countries, which are clearly outperforming OECD countries. The trend is due to reductions in equipment costs and new business models that enable access to capital.

Although Shell was aware of the harmful consequences of burning fossil fuels back in the 1980s, moving into renewable energy then would have bankrupted the company, a senior Shell executive said.

A rapidly growing segment in Germany is the behind-the-meter market, which includes home storage solutions and smaller systems installed at small businesses up and down the country. Hanwha's storage system is a bundled product that comprises a scalable energy storage system (ESS), integrated with the Q.HOME MANAGER, the energy management control platform.

French telecom company Globaltel will deploy its system on the African continent to enable telecom aerials to operate with low-carbon and stable energy. The telecom antennas work with solar energy.

Funding in the sector may decline for first time in 2018.

Since the start of 2016, ENGIE has sold or closed more than 10GW out of 16GW of coal production, brought 6GW of renewable energy online and secured a further 6GW. Low-carbon activities now represent more than 90% of earnings.


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