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27 11 2020 | 12:06

Electricity access is declining in sub-Saharan Africa but solar offers a way forward, says IEA chief.

Electricity access has fallen for the first time in seven years in sub-Saharan Africa, but a boost to solar power could offer a way forward, says the chief of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

19 11 2020 | 09:38

High fossil fuel costs and unnecessary power developments like Lamu will lead to expensive electricity bills for Kenyans.

Kenya should make the most of its abundant renewable energy resources and reduce costs for consumers The belated release of Kenya Power’s financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019 confirmed…

16 11 2020 | 07:56

How African leadership made the Ban Treaty a reality.

Africa’s contribution to the field of nuclear non-proliferation has long been ignored. It is time to recognise and embrace it. On October 24, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (the…

12 11 2020 | 08:38

Renewable energy defies Covid-19 to hit record growth in 2020.

International Energy Agency expects green electricity to end coal’s 50-year reign by 2025. Global renewable electricity installation will hit a record level in 2020, according to the International…

09 11 2020 | 08:00

In the heat of political crisis, Belarus launches first nuclear power plant.

Ecologists do not share the government's optimism about Astravets. pid changes is that Belarus’ first nuclear power plant is located outside the town. Its construction is now coming to an end and it…

03 11 2020 | 07:39

Designing batteries for easier recycling could avert a looming e-waste crisis.

As concern mounts over the impacts of climate change, many experts are calling for greater use of electricity as a substitute for fossil fuels. Powered by advancements in battery technology, the…

05 10 2020 | 10:21

Nigeria's pioneering gas flaring plan risks going down in flames.

UGHELLI, Delta State, Nigeria (Reuters) - Jonah Gbemre often has no electricity, but he says his home is permanently lit at night by the flames of waste gas being “flared” near his home town in…

27 09 2020 | 07:49

Solar Windows Will Soon Become A Commercial Reality.

Last year, the United Nations sent out a grim warning: The world has a very short 10-year window to act to avert catastrophic and irreversible climate change.

23 09 2020 | 10:15

Europe’s electric grid can be 80% fossil free by 2030, industry trade group says.

As much as 80% of the European Union’s electricity could be fossil fuel-free by 2030, regardless of whether the European economy faces a prolonged economic crisis, industry association Eurelectric…

19 09 2020 | 10:11

Egypt in talks to export excess renewable energy to Europe, African neighbors.

Egypt has begun talks over plans to sell electricity to Europe and Africa, pressing its advantage as a producer of cheap renewable energy in a bid to become a regional export hub, the head of its…

15 09 2020 | 10:40

Pakistan’s new 27-year power plan risks locking in long-term overcapacity, leaving imported coal and LNG plants stranded

Wind and solar, the country’s cheapest source of new generation, also overlooked Pakistan risks locking itself into building more power capacity than it needs as a result of over-optimistic energy…

15 09 2020 | 10:10

World-first fossil-free steel manufacturing plant completed in Sweden.

The global production of zero emissions steel has taken a massive step forward, with a world leading Swedish project completing the construction of a world-first fossil-free steel pilot plant in…

15 09 2020 | 10:02

In a deepening debt hole of $34 billion, Indonesia’s PLN must stop digging.

The utility has added IDR100 trillion in debt annually for the last five years Utilities globally started changing the way they do business years ago, but Indonesia’s PLN power company stands out as…

07 09 2020 | 10:58

Power to the people: why clean energy must give more Australians a slice of the pie.

Australians are far more welcoming of change than we expect, and are furious at having been shut out of being direct participants. In August 2015, I spent a cold night at the old TAB Royal Hotel in…

07 09 2020 | 10:50

No 10 and the secretly funded lobby groups intent on undermining democracy.

Thinktanks such as Policy Exchange are working to shift power away from state institutions – into the prime minister’s office. To accumulate power, a government with authoritarian tendencies must…

07 09 2020 | 10:41

What Schneider Electric’s Recent Move Reveals about the Microgrid Market.

To understand the movement of the microgrid industry, its instructive to watch it’s large players, particularly, right now, Schneider Electric. The company has been navigating the industry’s…

07 09 2020 | 09:43

UK carbon emissions from electricity hit record low in lockdown – report.

Electricity demand fell by 13% in second quarter which helped renewables grow to 40% of energy mix. Carbon emissions from Britain’s electricity system plunged by more than a third during the…

25 08 2020 | 09:25

Major investment firm dumps Exxon, Chevron and Rio Tinto stock.

Storebrand says corporate lobbying to undermine climate solutions is ‘unacceptable’. A Nordic hedge fund worth more than $90bn (£68.6bn) has dumped its stocks in some of the world’s biggest oil…

23 08 2020 | 07:19

Coal plants ‘uneconomical in most regions’.

U.S. coal power generation plunged by 30 percent in the first half of 2020 off an already-depressed base, shoved out by natural gas and renewables amid low energy prices linked to the COVID-19…