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Nespresso CEO: Sustainability is a business imperative

Jean-Marc Duvoisin CEO Nespresso

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

Child does homework with solar lamp

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

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

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

Women in Solar: SunnyMoney's Linda Wamune

Sunny Money's head of operations in Kenya explains how solar lamps are helping to transform people's lives

18 Mar 2014

Climate change could cause malaria to "creep up mountains"

New research calls for greater protection to prevent malaria spreading into higher altitudes in Africa and South America

07 Mar 2014

Microsoft snaps up Madagascan rainforest protection credits

Tech giant becomes first buyer of carbon credits for Makira REDD+ scheme

18 Feb 2014

Google backs study on economic benefits of solar lamps

SolarAid secures funding to conduct two-year study to understand how renewable energy can improve lives in Kenya

17 Feb 2014

IKEA to light up refugee camps through new solar campaign

Retail giant to donate €1 for solar lighting in refugee camps for every LED lightbulb sold until April

05 Feb 2014

Africa's lighting must move off-grid to succeed

The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association outlines progress at recent talks to develop an efficient lighting strategy for West Africa

23 Dec 2013

Government boosts funding for African solar project

SolarAid confirms Department for International Development funding, as Macquarie Capital and Low Carbon fund £29m in new solar projects

29 Nov 2013

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