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Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in changes Africa’s energy crisis

Renewable energy can play a pivotal role in bringing power to people whether in rural or remote areas. It has the potential to assist many African countries and citizens to have access to power which is essential for the reduction of poverty as well as to ensure economic growth. There are new technologies that contribute

2018-10-30T15:13:56+00:00Tags: |

Energy transition: Mama Opio’s innovative improved cook stove

In Mama Opio’s scenario, three days are spent in search of fuel-wood in the riskiest of areas let alone preparing food for her household and the community in Gulu. Yet her innovativeness toward energy transitions and time are neither valued nor quantified. By Ann Grace Apiita It was one hot sunny afternoon when a colleague

2018-10-26T07:50:55+00:00Tags: |

All UK homes must be renovated to meet climate targets finds new report

The UK cannot build its way to a low-carbon future without retrofitting the UK’s old, cold homes to meet 2050 climate targets, a new report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Nottingham Trent University has found. The report finds that a nationwide programme to upgrade the energy efficiency of existing homes is

2018-10-25T09:08:55+00:00Tags: |

New material, manufacturing process use sun’s heat for cheaper renewable electricity

Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy storage for use on cloudy days and at nighttime were cheaper. A Purdue University-led team developed a new material and manufacturing process that would make one way to use

2018-10-24T08:08:21+00:00Tags: |

How Energy Poverty Affects Wellbeing

Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, once called extreme poverty “a threat to human security everywhere.” That might sound unlikely, especially if you’re lucky enough to have been born in a reasonably wealthy and safe environment. But the data agrees. Though we hear plenty of talk about recessions, wars, global pandemics and

2018-10-23T08:02:41+00:00Tags: |

Students Go Green to End Global Energy Poverty

In Africa, over 640 million people – almost double the population of United States – have no access to electricity, with many relying on dirty sources of energy sources for heating, cooking and lighting. While not offering a solution to the electricity gap in Africa, Brian Kakembo Galabuzi, a Ugandan economics student, can offer a

2018-10-23T02:32:16+00:00Tags: |

A new frontier in wind energy on Native American land, cultivated by six Sioux tribes

"Go big, and you’ll get our attention." This advice offered by a potential investor resonated deeply for Lyle Jack, chairman of the Oglala Sioux tribe and a staunch advocate of the potential for wind energy development on Native American reservations across the Great Plains. Jack and the leaders of five other Sioux tribes from South

2018-10-17T08:55:18+00:00Tags: |

UNEP, WTO Paper Considers How Trade Can Promote Prosperity, Resilience

2 October 2018: A joint publication by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment) identifies how governments can work to ensure that trade and a healthy environment are mutually reinforcing. Titled, ‘Making Trade Work for the Environment, Prosperity and Resilience,’ the report “connects the dots” between sustainability, prosperity and

2018-10-17T08:47:08+00:00Tags: |

100% Renewable Energy: Cleveland Sets a Big Goal as It Sheds Its Fossil Fuel Past

Cleveland, Ohio, which has worked for years to reinvent itself as it sheds its industrial past, has become the latest major city to announce plans to shift to 100 percent renewable energy sources for electricity. The plan stands out in a state that in recent years has been more inclined to roll back clean energy

2018-10-15T08:11:21+00:00Tags: |

The rise of renewable energy will change everything

An electric vehicle cruising down the highway, a solar panel installed on a neighbor’s rooftop, a wind turbine turning in the breeze: These are just a few of the powerful symbols that represent the blossoming renewable energy economy. There’s little doubt that the world is on the cusp of a new era of energy generation

2018-10-13T08:14:51+00:00Tags: |

Renewable energy is growing too slow to meet climate goals

The world needs to ramp up adoption of renewable energy, especially beyond the electric power sector — or else it will fall behind in the battle against climate change, the International Energy Agency said on Sunday. In a new report, the Paris-based policy adviser forecasts that renewable energy sources will provide 30 percent of the

2018-10-12T03:20:59+00:00Tags: |

Pairing Wind + Solar for Cheaper, 24-Hour Renewable Energy

Along a country road east of Lima, Ohio, a company is preparing to build one of the world's largest renewable energy projects that pairs wind and solar to create a hybrid power source. It's a rare combination now, but one that's expected to become more common because of its potential to cut costs while providing

2018-10-07T07:26:38+00:00Tags: |

Emissions-free energy system saves heat from the summer sun for winter

A research group from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has made great, rapid strides towards the development of a specially designed molecule which can store solar energy for later use. These advances have been presented in four scientific articles this year, with the most recent being published in the highly ranked journal Energy & Environmental

2018-10-03T18:20:21+00:00Tags: |

Dane County working to become a national leader in renewable energy

Ten years ago, no one would have predicted that the price of solar energy would drop 75 to 85 percent, or wind energy 66 percent — suddenly making solar and wind cheaper than coal when utilities need to purchase more power. Or that Dane County’s government operations would stumble into “100 percent renewable energy” — creating more energy than

2018-10-02T12:19:19+00:00Tags: |

The Honnold Foundation Fights Injustice with Renewable Energy

SEATTLE — There are 1.3 billion people worldwide who lack access to energy. As the demand for energy increases, more and more fossil fuels will be required to meet these needs. There has been a shift in focus to renewable energy in order to help meet the energy needs of billions worldwide. Alex Honnold is

2018-09-27T09:07:49+00:00Tags: |

Nigeria: Achieving electrification with smart micro-grids

An exclusive interview with Professor Xiongwei Liu, from Entrust Microgrid of the Lancaster Environment Centre in the UK, explores smart micro-grids based on hybrid DC/AC networks, for environments with renewables.  Prof. Liu will be speaking on this topic in more detail at the Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition, taking place 13-14 November in Lagos. What

2018-09-27T09:03:11+00:00Tags: |

How To Ease Energy Poverty Through Smart Funding

OPEC should review its aid funding models to help power Africa, writes Dr Ricardo G Barcelona Good souls bemoan Africa’s energy poverty. While money flows freely, African aid is a story of unfulfilled dreams and broken promises. OPEC – oil exporting and producing countries – could change this by playing a smarter game in grant giving

2018-09-25T07:26:38+00:00Tags: |

Project will use satellite imagery to help tackle fuel poverty

The project, which involves E.ON, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Earth observation specialist Astrosat, will use near real-time and archived data gathered from orbiting satellites – including optical sources, thermal-infrared for heat mapping and air quality and pollution tracking. This will be combined with Astrosat’s ThermCERT software to address issues including housing condition and

2018-09-24T07:48:10+00:00Tags: |

Sustainable Energy Fund For Africa Grants US$ 1 Million To Stimulate Renewable Energy

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a US$1 million grant to Independent Power Producers (IPP) in Angola to encourage private investment in renewable energy. The SEFA grant, approved in July this year, will be used to establish a one-stop shop unit known as the Energy Project

2018-09-20T08:24:20+00:00Tags: |