Women continue to fetch wood and cook over smoky fires even where there are solar home systems. GettyImages Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe considers renewable energy a game changer for rural development. It sees it as an opportunity to increase access to electricity in the country’s rural areas.
Geneva, Switzerland— A new whitepaper outlining the key considerations in setting the course for Africa’s energy future was released today at the 2021 Sustainable Development Impact Summit.
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 […]
As the post-pandemic economic recovery focuses on “building back better”, many countries around the world are seeking to reduce the share of electricity generated from fossil fuels.
Abu Dhabi, UAE// – Significant wind and solar potential and abundant biomass residues present considerable opportunities for Botswana to enhance domestic energy security and increase access to modern energy services, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Green hydrogen (H2) has become a key topic on the agenda of policy makers and industrial players, driven both by the global decarbonization push and the commercial opportunities that it could bring.
Abu Dhabi, UAE//– Accelerating energy transitions on a path to climate safety can grow the world’s economy by 2.4 per cent over the expected growth of current plans within the next decade, a new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows.