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SolarAid kicks off crowd-funding push in bid to boost ‘five per cent club'

Child does homework with solar lamp

Leading solar development charity launches £250,000 crowd-funding drive at Lima Summit

11 Dec 2014

Iberdrola completes construction of its first Kenyan wind farm


13.6MW Ngong II wind farm near Nairobi comes online following €21m investment

13 Nov 2014

Carbon Tracker predicts renewables, not coal, will solve African energy crisis

Piles of coal

New report rejects coal industry claims that carbon-intensive fuel is critical for tackling energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and India

13 Nov 2014

IEA: Renewables could power prosperity in Africa

Unlocking huge hydro and solar resources, as well as wind and geothermal, key to driving economic growth, International Energy Agency says

13 Oct 2014

New York Climate Summit - what was announced?

From city mayors to Rockefellers - BusinessGreen runs down the key green commitments from this week's conference

24 Sep 2014

Solarcentury brings Africa's largest solar carport to Kenya

UK solar firms inks second major deal in east Africa as expansion plans gather pace

18 Sep 2014

Mainstream Renewable Power inks deal to deliver Ghana's first utility-scale wind farm

Leading developer celebrates deal to build and operate 225MW Ayitepa Wind Farm, as it predicts power will come online in early 2016

16 Sep 2014

Nespresso CEO: Sustainability is a business imperative

Jean-Marc Duvoisin explains why the company has committed £330m to tackling climate change and is working with small holders in South Sudan

01 Sep 2014

Analysts: Africa enjoys renewables investment surge

Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts more renewable energy capacity will be deployed in Sub-Saharan Africa this year than in the past 13 years

21 Aug 2014

UN: Climate adaptation investment will ensure Africa's growth

New report highlights how protecting continent's economy against droughts, heat waves, and floods, will enhance economic development

12 Aug 2014

Renewables set to benefit as World Bank pledges $5bn for African energy investment

President Obama's Power Africa initiative enjoys major boost as World Bank announces $5bn investment programme

07 Aug 2014

Emerging markets to the fore as Pakistan's 100MW solar farm prepares for take-off

Pakistan, Uruguay and Burkina Faso all report progress on flagship renewable energy projects

07 Aug 2014

How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species

24 Jul 2014

SolarAid slashes supply costs to power up Africa

Charity reveals distribution costs have halved since 2012 as a result of growing demand for solar lamp technology

08 Jul 2014

Kenya shelves tax on solar power

SolarAid drops price of solar lamps by 16 per cent following move by MPs to cut cost of renewable energy products

12 Jun 2014

Soco halts oil exploration in Africa's Virunga national park

British oil company bows to pressure and abandons drilling in volatile and biodiverse region of Democratic Republic of Congo

11 Jun 2014

Williamson Tea bags East Africa's largest solar farm

New Solarcentury project in Changoi will reduce company's dependency on diesel and power from the grid

23 May 2014

Morocco on track to deliver Africa's largest wind farm

Tarfaya project starts delivering power to the grid, as developers confirm full 300MW of capacity will be online by the autumn

06 May 2014

Labour pledges to close coal finance exports loophole

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna urges government to cease export finance to coal industry and calls for new town twinning programme with Africa

30 Apr 2014

Report: Clean technology holds key to rapid African development

Study finds low carbon technology is the fastest route to development for the 70 per cent of sub-Saharan Africans without energy access

29 Apr 2014

Bloomberg ploughs $5m into off-grid African solar

Bloomberg Philanthropies to provide $5m loan to Little Sun as it seeks to replace the kerosene lamp across Africa

23 Apr 2014

Solar Aid urges industry to help fuel African switch to renewables

Charity offers new corporate opportunities to help it eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020

17 Apr 2014

How SunnyMoney sold one million solar lamps in Africa

SolarAid hits major milestone on its path to eradicating the kerosene lamp in Africa

03 Apr 2014

Jeremy Leggett on the solar solutions to Africa's energy problems

SolarAid chairman Jeremy Leggett writes about the three days he spent with the SunnyMoney team in Kenya and Zambia

27 Mar 2014

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