Clean and cheap: Solar’s winning formula
10 April 2022 | 1:45 pm
Solar energy is clean, renewable and costs less than burning fossil fuels. So why do we make such little use of it?
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Africa's Lake Victoria is a source of joy and livelihood for those living along its shores, but the waterway is being overrun by pollution. Kenya's Rahmina Paullete is not just tackling the scourge, but transforming waste particles into furniture, coasters and bags. She's the founder of the "Let Lake Victoria Breathe Again" campaign. The young activist joined us for Perspective.
Kennedy Odede dreamed of providing his neighborhood with safe, affordable water. But first he had to negotiate with the gangs monopolizing Kibera's water supply.
Is the EU’s clean tech plan enough to keep up with America's green subsidies, outlined in the US Inflation Reduction Act? Kate Moody speaks to Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, chief strategy and sustainability officer at Schneider Electric - a French multinational firm that specialises in digital automation and energy management.
The EU's ambition is to turn hydrogen from a polluting niche market to a clean mass market. Renewable hydrogen is seen as crucial for Europe to meet its international climate commitments, and to limit its dependence on natural gas providers, be that Russia or other countries.
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.
The changing climate could bring a hotter, sunnier future for Europe — along with extreme heat and drought. What does that mean for the continent's solar sector?
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.
A project provides solar-powered sewing machines to socially disadvantaged women in rural villages. In addition to the machines, the young women receive seamstress training.
Known as Nigeria's Solar queen Damilola Asaleye owns a solar tech company, has founded a solar academy and organizes stipends for young women in an effort to create women workforce in the sector.
The IEA said renewable energy is expanding faster than many people realize, but it warned that investment in fossil fuels is not slowing fast enough to reach goals to slash emissions by 2050.
India has made it compulsory for cough syrup manufacturers to provide samples of their products for testing before export. But experts say this doesn't go far enough.
In the Spanish countryside, farmland is being turned into space for solar panels and wind farms. Spain's government wants to produce at least 74 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030, an increase of 16 percent in five years. To meet those targets, the country is opting for giant solar farms, particularly in the southern Andalusia region. That's angering farmers – some of whom are having their land expropriated – and even some ecologists. Our correspondents report.
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