Energy efficient lighting in Zimbabwe
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After a government ban on the use of incandescent light bulbs, a local company produces LED bulbs that use 80% less energy and last six times as long.
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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.
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.
Energy drinks are often turned to in times of tired desperation and can be the quick boost you need to set your day right. And as most of us know, they can be very unhealthy for you. But just how harmful are energy drinks?
The community of Shimankar in Nigeria's Plateau State installed a solar mini grid three years ago. DW looks at how it has transformed the lives of around 2,000 locals.
In the current climate and energy context, the search for sustainable solutions has become a global issue. Recently, American scientists achieved a tech breakthrough: transmitting solar energy collected in orbit and beaming it back to Earth. This development could pave the way for a new era of continuous renewable energy production.
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Some users are sharing a viral video since November 15, that they claim shows Muslim migrants assaulting a group of women in a Paris metro. We explain what this miscaptioned video really shows, in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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As Hamas prepares to release a first group of hostages held for more than six weeks in Gaza, it's worth remembering that Israelis have been held hostage many times over the nation's 75-year history. In October 2011, Franco-Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was freed by Hamas after being held in captivity for more than five years. He'd been captured during a cross-border raid. In Perspective, we spoke to the man who played a key role in negotiating his release.
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The Nigerian Exchange in a bid to further deepen the capital market engagements is targeting increased issuances of Islamic Finance instruments especially from Corporates. Jude Chiemeka, Executive Director, Capital Markets at the Nigerian Exchange joins CNBC Africa to discuss partnerships with the Islamic Development Bank Institute and near term outlook for the market.
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Rescuers attempting to reach 41 construction workers trapped in a tunnel in the Indian Himalayas said they were resorting to manual tools and hand tunneling on Monday amid fears of impending rain.
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Sierra Leone's authorities say they have arrested assailants who attacked a military barracks in the capital city Freetown on Sunday, as tensions remain high in the West African country since President Julius Maada Bio was re-elected in June.
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