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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an “interdependent” world with “huge issues of inequity,” said Sunita Narain, director general of the Centre for...

Clean energy projects receive government incentives and less scrutiny, and few have policies to minimise human rights abuses.

The current threshold used to define modern energy access is too low

According to the global standard set by the International Energy Agency...

29.01.2021 , Ellen Dobbs

Refugees need clean energy help now

Displaced people face some of the biggest challenges accessing affordable, climate-smart energy – but a shift in attitudes and financing can help

The transition from coal to renewables must be a priority if we are to achieve the emission reductions we need.

Outside Europe and the US, however,...

27.01.2021 , Jason Avron Samuels, Leslie van Rooi, MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Sara Grobbelaar

How South African schools should cut their electricity costs

Despite financial constraints, high costs and the best efforts of principals, electricity usage in South Africa’s schools remains largely unchecked,...

25.01.2021 , Yibeltal T. Wassie / Muyiwa S. Adaramol

Constraints and problems facing solar PVs use in rural Ethiopia

While solar power could be a big catalyst for change, counterfeit panels are holding back its rollout. But major problems with product quality and...

It feels like a logical flow to talk about how investing in Africa is different from investing in America. What are some of these differences?

Cha...

The energy industry is at the heart of the global post-COVID-19 recovery.

But it faces what has been called 'the energy trilemma'; the conflicting...

08.01.2021 , Andrew Allee, James Sherwood, Falaq Tidjani and Ayodeji Ojo

Electrifying Nigerian Agriculture with Clean Minigrids to Improve Livelihoods

A new Power Africa study finds immediate opportunity to initiate and scale the productive use of energy from Nigerian minigrids by electrifying three...