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Investment flows signal shift towards cleaner energy


A new IEA report – World Energy Investment 2016 – shows the electricity sector leading a broad reorientation of energy investment but warns more is needed to meet climate targets and address energy security concerns In a first-ever detailed analysis of investment across the global energy system, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday in London that global energy investment ...

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UPS meets cleaner-miles-target ahead of schedule

UPS Propane Powered Package Car

United Parcel Service (UPS), an international package delivery firm, on Monday in Atlanta, Georgia announced that it has achieved its goal of driving one billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” According to the company, it’s commitment to sustainability is ...

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Dominican Republic charts course to renewable future

Dolf Gielen

Creating a sustainable future is the responsibility of all countries, and that includes allocating a greater share of the world’s energy mix to renewables. A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Renewable Energy Prospects: Dominican Republic, finds the Dominican Republic could by 2030 increase its share of modern renewable energy from 9% to 27%, and its share of renewable ...

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Sokoto, Morocco to collaborate on solar, agriculture

Solar Panels on rooftop of Bamdzeng village Health Center-photo Arison TAMFU (1)

The Sokoto State Government has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Kingdom of Morocco in the development of solar energy and fertiliser management for the benefit of the people of the state. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who met with the Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Mosidfa Bouh, in Abuja said that Morocco had distinguished itself in some critical sectors, which ...

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Fossil fuel-free plane completes round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse, a zero-fuel aircraft powered entirely by the sun, has safely landed in Abu Dhabi, thereby completing a 40,000 kilometer trip around the world. The flight was designed to demonstrate the potential of solar energy to drastically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The aircraft took off for the first leg of its current voyage last year, in December, just ...

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Promising prospects for solar, wind energy


The Paris Climate Change Agreement set the course for the world to shift to a sustainable energy future, placing renewables at the cutting edge of the necessary transformation of the energy sector. The costs and benefits of transitioning to a clean energy future have been the subject of much debate. New analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the ...

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Pelé unveils player-powered energy challenge

Mrs. Sophie Pokima

The Shell-installed kinetic football pitch at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos was in the spotlight again on Thursday June 30, 2016 as football legend Pelé teamed up with Shell to bring together Africa and Europe in a first of its kind player-powered energy game, Pelé’s Energy Challenge. The event helped launch “Make the Future London”, a festival of ...

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Greenpeace demands retailer’s total commitment to renewable energy

Richard Brasher

Greenpeace on Tuesday made a formal marriage proposal to Pick n Pay, calling on the retailer to commit to a 100% renewable energy future, and ditch its “dirty love affair” with fossil fuels. In a peaceful protest action that took place at the Pick n Pay head office in Cape Town, South Africa, activists delivered a three-metre high engagement ring to ...

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World Bank, investors in $117.5m Africa renewable energy deal

Eddie O’Connor

Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power has signed $117.5 million equity investment from investors including IFC, the IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund (ALAC) and the IFC Catalyst Fund, two funds managed by IFC Asset Management Company, Ascension Investment Management and Sanlam to accelerate the build-out of megawatts of wind and solar plants across Africa. The deal, which ...

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Why Ghana must shun coal energy, by Oilwatch

Fossil fuel pollution

In commemoration of the World Environment Day 2016, Oilwatch Ghana joins the No Coal Energy campaign in the West African nation, stressing that, given its abundance and available renewable energy endowment, Ghana does not need to go far looking for another energy source During the UNFCCC climate change conference held last December in Paris, France (COP21), climate negotiations pertaining energy-related ...

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