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Energy Revolution 2015

Publication | September 21, 2015 at 11:00

This is the year when the fight against climate change could take a dramatic turn. The conference in Paris in December presents political and business leaders with the opportunity to take the critical decisions needed if we are to keep average...

Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India

Blog entry by Neha Khator and Ruhie Kumar | July 21, 2014

In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don't often hear stories of positive change. But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy...

Amazon gets serious on wind power

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | July 17, 2015

Amazon.com  announced  this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that...

Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 21, 2015

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

Renewable energy for all. Is it possible?

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | September 23, 2015

A world powered 100% by renewables seems like a faraway fantasy. But is it actually possible? "100% renewables!" It's a buzz-phrase that loves being thrown around by environmentalists, passionate protesters and science...

#ActionsforClimate—but still not enough

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 28, 2015

The last few days have, for once, seen world leaders and the global media focussed on the big issues of our time: poverty, inequality and the dangers of climate change. President Obama admitted he acted too late on climate change and...

The insane plan to expand the world’s biggest nuclear plant

Blog entry by Daul Jang | October 14, 2015

Over 3 million people live within 30 km of what is set to become the largest nuclear power plant in South Korea and the world. So why is the government expanding nuclear and locking out safe, clean renewables? Two inflatables...

Three solar power projects where women are taking the lead

Blog entry by Georgie Johnson | December 10, 2015

Forget international climate talks – women around the world are already taking the clean energy transition into their own hands in ways only women can. Yesterday was the third ever 'gender day' at the UN climate talks in Paris, a...

Delivering renewable energy for all: Let's go all the way!

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | September 17, 2015

Little has been transformed more in recent years than the world of energy. It's hard to think of a sector that has undergone more changes in the years between the 2000 launch of the Millennium Development Goals and the new 2015...

Bold and beautiful solar projects from around the world

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | July 24, 2015

China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desert  and with capacity to provide electricity to 1 million households! This is just another record breaker for China. But there's good reason. In a ...

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