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SDG7 energy progress report concludes that ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 is still possible but . . .

SDG7 energy progress report concludes that ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 is still possible but . . .

The energy progress report concludes that ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 is still possible but that more financial and political commitment is required. The number of people without electricity fell from 1.2 billion in 2010 to 840 million today, with India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Myanmar among the countries making … Continue reading

Foreign investments in Africa’s energy need to focus on self-sufficiency, inclusiveness and sustainability

Foreign investments in Africa’s energy need to focus on self-sufficiency, inclusiveness and sustainability

There are considerable investments now in Africa to improve the energy infrastructure and ensure better energy access. However, as written in an article on The Conversation website, Philipp Trotter, PhD candidate at the University of Bath and Sabah Abdullah, Research Fellow, The University of Queensland, write that more understanding of the long-term implications of current … Continue reading

Decentralised renewable energy technologies offer important solution for “under-the-grid” electrification in Africa

Decentralised renewable energy technologies offer important solution for “under-the-grid” electrification in Africa

Access to energy is a big concern. As Rebekah Shirley, Research Director at Power for All and Visiting Research Scholar at Strathmore University in Kenya writes on The Conversation website, at least 110 million people in Africa still live without such access. But there are some good solutions, she explains. Millions of urban Africans still … Continue reading

Cycling as you’ve never seen it

Cycling as you’ve never seen it

When we think of the impact of cycling, we think of the Tour de France and the great cycling events at the Olympics. Now Chloe Olewitz writes on the Digital Trends website about an initiative to distribute 10,000 stationary bicycles throughout India that could eventually revolutionise electricity for the billions of people around the world … Continue reading

A global perspective on fuel poverty

A global perspective on fuel poverty

Nick Butler provides a very good blog on the Financial Times website about the importance of energy and yet, according to the most recent forecast from the IEA, almost a billion people will still lack electricity in 2030. It is in everyone’s interest to change that. What do you think?   Energy poverty, the plight … Continue reading

Sustainable Energy for All

Sustainable Energy for All

Globally, there is a new effort to seriously address universal energy access, improve energy efficiency and increase the share of renewable energy. Many organisations and companies are participating. In Europe, the European Commission recently began a couple of important long-term projects in Africa under the SE4ALL banner. Krysta Villeda has written an excellent blog for … Continue reading

Let’s hope the answer is blowing in the wind

Let’s hope the answer is blowing in the wind

David Smith writes in the Guardian about the opening of Africa’s biggest windfarm in Ethiopia.  Only 14% of the Ethiopian population has access to modern energy services and let’s hope this windfarm will turn that around to give access to the wider population. Ethiopia opens Africa’s biggest windfarm A windfarm billed as the biggest in … Continue reading