off-grid solar sector has expanded into a $1.75 billion annual market serving 420 million users over the past decade | Market Trends Report 2020 — World Bank org

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The off-grid solar sector has expanded into a $1.75 billion annual market serving 420 million users over the past decade and continues to grow. As the sector matures and productive use of off-grid solar solutions such as solar water pumps, cold storage and other products servicing public institutions become natural expansion areas, companies…

Green Growth: Putting Morocco in the Lead against Climate Change — World Bank org|The end of fossil fuel subsidies has opened up opportunities for energy efficiency gains and made renewable energy more competitive.

Flore de Préneuf / World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS Morocco’s vision of inclusive green growth is based on better management of natural resources to generate more jobs, value and wellbeing from existing assets. The end of fossil fuel subsidies has favored an increase in renewable energy investments and allowed government spending on social programs to go…

What Makes A Smartphone Not Green? — by Sookie Lioncourt on Green Blog org

Smartphones and portable digital assistants play a significant role in our daily lives, in the fulfillment of our businesses, communications, and entertainment needs. However, these gadgets carry some negative impacts on our beloved planet. By frequently charging our mobile devices, we are vehemently exhausting our non-renewable energy. The moment we upgrade to the latest trendy…

Video: What is the German Energiewende? — Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Germany has drawn a lot of international attention for its aim to switch to a renewable energy economy and leave nuclear and fossil energy behind. A lot of the international reporting about the German Energy Transition, or Energiewende, has, however, been misleading — for instance, when it comes to the role of coal power, energy…

Unearthed: The Fracking Facade – A video exposing a flawed claim often abused in the sales pitch for promoting shale gas development across the world

Un•earthed: Setting the track record straight – A video exposing a flawed claim often abused in the sales pitch for promoting shale gas development across the world: “With a history of 60 years, after nearly a million wells drilled, there are no documented cases that hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) has lead to the contamination of groundwater.”…

AKPBS Nominated for 2012 Zayed Energy Prize – AKDN News

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 January 2012 – The Aga Khan Planning and Building Services’ (AKPBS) Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) is one the finalists of the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize. The prize, which will be announced later this month, recognizes and rewards outstanding work in renewable energy and sustainability. A prize of US$ 1.5…

2011 AKDN Calendar…

Climate Resilience Current scientific predictions suggest that the greatest burden of climate change will fall on poor and developing world countries. Estimates about the potential impacts of climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the World Bank suggest that as much as 75-80 percent of climate change losses – human, social and…

Thailand: Studying Renewable Energies in Germany

Northern Germany is known as a hotbed for new ideas in the renewable energy sector. The University of Applied Sciences in Stralsund, whose Masters of Science Program in Renewable Energies attracts students from all over the world, like Kongrit Mansiri from the School of Renewable Energy Technology (SERT) at Naresuan University in the town of…