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Developing nations emerge as sustainable energy leaders

Riccardo Puliti

An increasing number of developing countries – Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa – are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new World Bank Report. But there is huge room for improvement across every region in the world and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, ...

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How government can motivate citizenry to conserve energy


With an estimated 8.7% increase in world’s population by 2020 and continual rise in industrialisation especially in the developed nations, it is expected that there will be an increase in global energy production to meet our daily demands; yet some of the major sources of energy are perilous to the environment. An annual CO2 emissions report published in 2015 by ...

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Report urges global leaders to prioritise off-grid renewables

Off-grid lighting Africa

A new report looking at the needs of energy poor communities in West Africa reveals misunderstandings of poor people’s needs amongst development banks, aid donors and governments. Written by energy experts at Practical Action, the Poor People’s Energy Outlook for 2016 found key targets agreed by world leaders to reduce poverty, and bring access to modern energy, will be missed ...

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How renewable energy will drive Vision 2020/20 – Govt


For Nigeria to be among the 20 largest economies in the world by 2020, an environmentally sustainable energy supply must be addressed. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, who made the disclosure last Thursday (14 July, 2016) in Abuja at the opening of the Validation Workshop the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agenda, added that the energy ...

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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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Solar could provide 13% of world power by 2030

Adnan Z. Amin

Less than 2% of today’s global electricity is generated by solar photovoltaics (PV), but this is set to change. According to an IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) report released on Wednesday at InterSolar Europe, this figure could grow to 13% by 2030. The report titled “Letting in the Light: How Solar Photovoltaics Will Revolutionise the Electricity System” finds the solar industry ...

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UNDP, ECN train women, youths to fabricate energy-efficient stoves

Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai

A group of women and youths in a community in Abuja has received training in the fabrication of energy-efficient fuel wood stoves under the Access to Clean Energy partnership involving the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN). Country Representative of UNDP, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, while formally opening the forum a week ago, said that energy ...

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Shell launches energy efficiency campaign in Nigeria


Energy Efficiency Shell on Monday in Lagos announced that it would launch a major public service campaign in Nigeria on Tuesday, 31st May 2016, as part of a global effort to encourage debate on how a rapidly expanding world population can meet its energy needs. Using traditional and social media advertising and other targeted activities, the 2016 campaign, christened #makethefuture, follows ...

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Climate solutions explored at World Future Energy Summit, ADSW 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari

Attracting more than 33,000 delegates, including over 80 government ministers and visitors from 170 countries, ADSW (Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week) is the Middle East’s largest gathering focused on addressing the interconnected challenges of energy and water security, climate change and sustainable development. Commenting on the opening ceremony, President Muhammmed Buhari called for greater global cooperation against the devastating effect of ...

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Welcoming Smart Villages Initiative to Africa

“Aid cannot achieve the end of poverty – ‘only homegrown development based on the dynamism of individuals and firms in free markets can do that.” – A former World Bank economist.   Electricity is development. It is something without which development is a mirage.  Very many African villages lack electricity because all African countries cannot provide this essential commodity for ...

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