Energy

A COP23 side event hosted by the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany, looked at the situation of Sub-Sahara Africa with regard to climate change mitigation.

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The authors of the Energy Access Outlook 2017 are optimistic that universal energy access by 2030 is now within reach thanks to growing political will and falling costs. Nevertheless, sub-Saharan Africa is lacking behind…

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A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Powering Agriculture – Sustainable Energy for Food” was held for eight weeks in spring 2016. The revised course reader is now available as an online publication.

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Energy production in Africa is unable to meet the demand of the African population. Nevertheless, there are huge energy resources on the African continent that could be discovered to enhance the energy supply. This Atlas…

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Biogas plants are much in demand in Cuba: they ensure that waste from pig-farming is disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner, and help rural families to cut energy costs and earn additional income. However,…

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The difficulty of finding cost-effective substitutes for traditional cooking fuels, and of fostering their adoption among communities whose citizens have limited incomes and have rarely if ever known anything else, poses…

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A new World Bank study outlines how sub-Saharan Africa’s struggling power utilities can be financially viable and at the same time make electricity access affordable for the poor.

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Fuelwood and charcoal continue to be indispensable in cooking the daily meal for most people in sub-Saharan Africa; in addition, wood as a fuel represents an important source of income. Pressure on forest resources as…

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According to this report, fuel for cooking food is not only a critical resource for displaced people but also for the communities that host them. It is also crucial to their food security and nutrition.

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Energy and food security can be simultaneously improved through well-designed biofuel and bioenergy development programmes, says a report released by a team of experts from ten institutions. The report also seeks to…

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