Big power out, solar in: UBS urges investors to join renewables revolution
World’s largest private bank predicts large-scale power stations will soon make way for electric cars and new solar technologies
Could renewable energy make rural electrification a reality?
Fredrika Whitehead on how cheap solar, wind or hydroelectricity, accessed through mini-grids, could light up remote villages
Large Dams Just Aren’t Worth the Cost
Sure, they look powerful, but as development projects they have failed mightily.
Powering up Africa’s Renewable Energy Revolution
As African Presidents, Prime Ministers, and business leaders arrive in Washington to attend the first US-Africa Summit, one topic that will be paramount in their discussions with President Obama and his Cabinet is: how governments and families can access affordable electricity across the African ...
Uganda's energy partnership with Germany
Energy is a priority sector for Ugandan-German development cooperation. Since 2004, the German Government and the German KfW Bankengruppe have provided more than 120 million Euro in grants, loans and technical assistance to the sector, which is aimed at improving power generation from renewable e...
U.S. Debating “Historic” Support for Off-Grid Electricity in Africa | Inter Press Service
REN21 Renewables 2014 Global Status Report: Africa |
This solar-powered electric grid is changing the lives of 5,000 island-dwelling Africans
What if an entire isolated community received all of its power needs from the sun? A remote island off of Africa is about to find out -- and the project could be a game changer for solar. "Ninety-n...
Solar power to the people: green energy could boost African development
Electricity deficit is slowing progress, report says, as Labour party calls for UK and African cities to 'twin' on energy projects