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The biggest win for renewable energy this decade

The world now gets 22% of its power from renewable sources – wind, sun, geothermal energy, biomass, water, etc. One of the remaining bottlenecks is the cost to store the energy. But that might just change, according to a new report this week. Power is produced when the sun shines, the wind blows, or the […]

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Africans for Africa: Local sustainable energy solutions

About 600 million people (and more than 10 million micro-enterprises) across Africa have no access to electricity. And many more people still depend on wood fuels to cook. Despite this long-standing difficult energy context, country leaders have traditionally been more concerned with industry’s needs for electricity than with the rural poor. It is not uncommon […]

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Go solar: Indian entrepreneurs harness renewable energy

Indian entrepreneurs have shown that some challenging feats are possible when it comes to renewable energy – and their work is being recognised. At the recent Climate Solvers awards in New Delhi, five small and medium enterprises presented their solutions to reduce green house gasses and provide energy to those who need it most. Many […]

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Renewable energy: it can be done

In the past six months, the world has seen record after record be broken by renewable energy – clean power from the water, wind and sun. Wind power provided 22% of electricity demand in Britain last Sunday, reducing coal to 13%. Spain produced over 1/3 of its electricity from renewable power this July. 1/3 of Germany’s power in the first half of 2014 came […]

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New threats faced by six icons of nature

“Immediate threats facing six icons of nature” Six icons of the natural world. One grave threat. Fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas pose a threat to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and the animals and people that call them home. Fossil fuels – our old-fashioned energy sources – are proven to pollute […]

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WWF: Enabling environment vital to ensure scaling up of renewable energy worldwide

138 countries have set renewable energy targets, but implementation challenges remain Gland, Switzerland – Challenges in scaling up implementation of renewable energy must be addressed if the target of 100% sustainable renewables by 2050¹ is to be achieved. In a new report, Meeting Renewable Energy Targets: Global Lessons From The Road To Implementation (released 25 […]

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