Category archives for: Solar & Wind

Solar Power Could Stop China’s Belt and Road Initiative from Unleashing Huge Carbon Emissions

Jenson/Shutterstock Kathryn G Logan, University of Aberdeen; Shi Chen, Tsinghua University, and Xi Lu, Tsinghua University China has invested US$90 billion in the countries involved in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) since 2013. The BRI involves developing infrastructure in 126 partner countries to boost trade within a region stretching from Indonesia to Western Europe […]

How Kenya’s Mega Wind Power project Is Hurting Communities

Lake Turkana Wind Power turbines. LTWP Zoe Cormack, University of Oxford September 4, 2019//-Kenya recently launched the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, Africa’s largest wind energy project and the biggest public-private investment in Kenyan history. The wind farm will produce 300MW of low-cost renewable energy for Kenya’s national grid.

ENGIE Acquires Mobisol, Becomes Africa’s Market Leader In Off-grid Solar

Paris, France, September 3, 2019//-ENGIE  expands its decentralized energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, a pioneer of off-grid solar solutions.

Briefly…on Japan’s Boom in Renewables after Fukushima Disaster

August 12, 2019//-Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan has diversified its energy supply through its investment in renewables.

South African Varsity Makes Glass Solar Power Breakthrough

July 17, 2019//-A revolutionary new type of window glass – in effect a transparent solar panel is the objective of joint research being done by the University of the Free State (UFS) in South Africa and Ghent University in Belgium.

South Africa’s First SDG Report Card: How to Move Beyond Ticking Boxes

shutterstock. Willem Fourie, University of Pretoria July 3, 2019//-South Africa will present its first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations on July 17. This report will provide a rather extensive snapshot of the country’s progress towards the 169 ambitious targets.

Prioritizing Financial Protection In The Face Of Extreme Weather

It’s the start of hurricane season, and experts identified significant opportunities to better prepare for the risk of a disaster. June 30, 2019//-The three consecutive, major hurricanes in 2017, Harvey, Irma and Maria, devastated parts of Texas, Florida, and most of Puerto Rico. Each was among the ten most costly insured natural catastrophes globally, with […]

Renewables In Africa: A Great Potential For Renewable Energy Deployment

June 23, 2019//-Africa is a huge continent, consisting of endless deserts and colossal rivers. It has more than 150 active volcanoes and 26,000 kilometers of windswept coastline.

Mettā Nairobi Begins Clean Energy Accelerator Program for Startups

Nairobi, Kenya, April 13, 2019//–Mettā Nairobi in partnership with What Design Can Do (WDCD), Social Enterprise NL and IKEA Foundation kicked off of Clean Energy Accelerator Programme.

Akon Enlists Artificial Intelligence in Mission to Extend His Green Energy Vision in Africa, Beyond

New York, USA, April 11, 2019//–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Philanthropist, business mogul and five-time Grammy-nominated artist Akon has announced the signing of a formal partnership between Akon Lighting America (ALA) and leading AI-solutions provider, Group A MondoBrain.

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