Energy

Pledges and targets for the energy transition are not ambitious enough, says a new report. At COP27, experts are calling on global leaders to bridge the renewables’ deployment gap.

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In the run-up to the forthcoming COP27 World Climate Conference, experts from 50 scientific institutions are calling for a rethink in politics, research funding and research regarding Africa’s energy turnaround. A new…

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Almost one billion people are still living without access to reliable and affordable electricity. Knowing where these people are is crucial if aid and infrastructure are to reach them. A new study led by the…

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Expansion of renewables are a main driver on the pathway to China’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. The country plans to build huge solar and wind power capacities in the Gobi desert.

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When completed, the Nile’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa. New research sheds light on consequences for the riparian countries.

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Going ahead with plans to build dams in order to generate energy will disrupt the course of rivers and seriously damage ecosystems, say researchers. They caution against equating renewable energy with environmentally…

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Half of all Africans have no access to electricity. This is the result of a survey on the energy turnaround in Africa presented by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Berlin in…

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Australian scientists have developed a catalyst enabling used cooking oil and other impure raw materials to be transformed into high-value products like biodiesel.

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Invasive forest plants which are usually wasted can be a good source of renewable energy if converted into bio-charcoal. In Nepal, together with partners, Helvetas has developed a private sector-led business model that…

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This report shows that more effort is needed to achieve global energy targets (SDG7) in 2030, while the biggest challenge remains in sub-Saharan Africa where hundreds of millions of people are still without access to…

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