Energy sustainable Christmas
22 December 2022 | 5:42 pm
The festive season is a time of goodwill, food, gifts — and a lot of waste. So, here's a short guide to having yourself a sustainable little Christmas.
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Africa is one of the continents worst affected by climate change. An estimated 600 million people there don't have access to electricity, while even greater numbers live without clean cooking fuels or technologies. The continent currently accounts for less than 6 percent of global energy consumption and 2 percent of cumulative global emissions.
Nine European countries are holding a summit in Belgium aimed at scaling up wind-power generation in the North Sea, spurred by the fallout of the war in Ukraine and the push for renewable energy. Our science reporter Shirli Sitbon looks at why the North Sea is one of the world's leading maritime regions for wind farms, and at the impact they have had on biodiversity.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock called for countries around the world to ramp up their renewable energy targets and to have a global treaty on renewable energy.
The World Economic Forum is urging Nigeria to identify risk-hedging facilities to back the naira financing of clean energy projects due to the limited availability of dollar finances.
In Kenya, geothermal energy already accounts for a large portion of its energy prodution. Experts see is a lot more potential for the sector, so construction is underway at new extraction sites. It may be a good alternative to fossil fuels, but geothermal energy is not without its drawbacks.
Germany is currently the only country that has an actual plan to reduce energy demand permanently. Its goal is to reduce gas consumption by 20 percent, and includes a set of energy savings provisions for both companies and state entities.
German developers want to exploit a power plant in Angola to produce hydrogen for Europe's industries. At the same time, many households in Angola have no electricity. Will remote areas lose out against economic might?
In the wake of an energy crisis triggered by Russia’s war in Ukraine, the world has become a lot more energy efficient, according to a new study. Are we seeing a permanent, global shift in energy transition? Yuka Royer speaks with Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency.
The EU wants to import green electricity from Georgia as part of a move to make the country less dependent on Russia and help the bloc meet its climate targets.
Ukraine has Europe's largest gas storage capacity, while the EU needs more storage to reduce price volatility. But to go forward, the EU must underwrite the risk against Russian attacks on infrastructure.
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The use of artificial intelligence in game development is expected to increase tenfold in the next few years. What does this mean for game creators and players?
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