Global Energy Targets Don’t Deal with People’s Real Problems in Zimbabwe

Even if additional energy production capacity was added to the national grid through renewables, questions remain about whether access will be equitable and affordable. Lou Bopp/ GettyImages Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Thirty years ago, ending energy poverty wasn’t among the world’s development goals. Neither the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development nor […]

Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Ghana Have Some Built-in Limitations

Renewable energy technology holds promise for rural electrification. Wikimedia Commons/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Dr. Basil Amuzu-Sefordzi, The University of Western Australia Renewable energy technologies like solar lanterns, solar panels and biogas digesters offer the prospect of affordable power in remote communities. For the last 30 years, international organisations have been involved in projects to make these […]