Energy https://scidev.net/global/environment/energy/ News, analysis, multimedia and resources, including facts & figures, about energy for global development. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT en Billions at risk from heat stress at home https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/billions-at-risk-from-heat-stress-at-home.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/billions-at-risk-from-heat-stress-at-home.html Meeting the ‘cooling gap’ in developing countries could raise global residential energy demands by 14 per cent. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Brazil may boost ethanol production without deforestation https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-may-boost-ethanol-production-without-deforestation.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-may-boost-ethanol-production-without-deforestation.html By transforming sugarcane by-products into cattle feeds, the country would increase the production of renewable fuel without changing land-use. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:55:33 GMT Pakistan can meet SDGs by tapping wind, solar energy https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/pakistan-can-meet-sdgs-by-tapping-wind-solar-energy-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/pakistan-can-meet-sdgs-by-tapping-wind-solar-energy-1x.html Pakistan’s massive wind and solar potential can help it meet sustainable development goals. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:57:23 GMT Report slams global failure to curb emissions https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/report-slams-global-failure-to-curb-emissions.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/report-slams-global-failure-to-curb-emissions.html As world leaders meet in Poland, the Global Carbon Project shows that dangerous emissions are continuing unabated. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT Luring power off the grid https://scidev.net/global/energy/supported-content/luring-power-off-the-grid.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/supported-content/luring-power-off-the-grid.html Can local energy systems merge climate and poverty goals? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:50:00 GMT Q&A: ‘Sustainable energy makes people bankable’ https://scidev.net/global/energy/supported-content/q-a-sustainable-energy-makes-people-bankable.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/supported-content/q-a-sustainable-energy-makes-people-bankable.html Energy provision is about more than keeping the lights on. It can create wealth and make users financially viable, says Skoll-prize winner Harish Hande. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:30:00 GMT African countries fare poorly in innovation ranking https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/african-countries-fare-poorly-in-innovation-ranking.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/african-countries-fare-poorly-in-innovation-ranking.html The continent is home to eight of the ten worst-performing countries in latest global index. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:31:00 GMT Egypt’s new solar power plant to train African scientists https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/egypt-s-new-solar-power-plant-to-train-african-scientists-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/egypt-s-new-solar-power-plant-to-train-african-scientists-1x.html The large, EU-supported project aims for regional leadership in renewable tech. Mon, 21 May 2018 13:45:00 GMT Education key to Pakistan reducing carbon emissions https://scidev.net/global/education/news/education-key-to-pakistan-reducing-carbon-emissions-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/education/news/education-key-to-pakistan-reducing-carbon-emissions-1x.html Investing in education is vital to meet climate agreement commitments without sacrificing growth. Thu, 10 May 2018 12:47:20 GMT Sugarcane ethanol benefits mapped out for Latin America https://scidev.net/global/biofuels/news/sugarcane-ethanol-benefits-mapped-out-for-latin-america.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biofuels/news/sugarcane-ethanol-benefits-mapped-out-for-latin-america.html Better electricity access and reduction of fossil fuel imports are two advantages of boosting bioenergy. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Study counts lives saved with push for 1.5°C climate target https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/lives-saved-with-climate-target.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/lives-saved-with-climate-target.html African and Asian cities to benefit most from lives saved in fast shift to renewables. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Africa’s planned dams could disrupt electricity supply https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/africa-s-planned-dams-could-disrupt-electricity-supply-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/africa-s-planned-dams-could-disrupt-electricity-supply-1x.html Rainfall patterns cast doubt on reliability of planned hydropower dams in Eastern and Southern Africa. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:03:53 GMT New Delhi smog 'rivals 1952 London' https://scidev.net/global/pollution/feature/new-delhi-smog-rivals-1952-london-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/pollution/feature/new-delhi-smog-rivals-1952-london-1.html Pollution levels in the Indian capital this month have “rivalled 1952 London” when smog killed around 4,000 people. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:16:00 GMT Gazan turbines overcome Israeli blockade https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/gazan-turbines-overcome-israeli-blockade.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/gazan-turbines-overcome-israeli-blockade.html Gaza can only meet around 60 per cent of its own energy needs. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:33:00 GMT Cities must lead the clean energy drive, says report https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/cities-lead-clean-renewable-energy-drive-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/cities-lead-clean-renewable-energy-drive-1x.html As urban growth intensifies energy use, cities must lead with efficient fuels and renewables, says study. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:43:00 GMT Cambodian biodigester finds success, attracts investors https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/cambodian-biodigester-success-attracts-investors.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/cambodian-biodigester-success-attracts-investors.html A household biodigester that converts livestock manure into cooking gas and fertiliser is attracting investors. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:43:00 GMT Shift to biogas helps revive forests https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/biogas-helps-forests.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/biogas-helps-forests.html Forests degraded by fuelwood extraction can regenerate if villagers nearby are given alternate fuels, says study. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:24:00 GMT Shining light at night quells mosquito bites https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/night-light-quells-mosquito-bites.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/night-light-quells-mosquito-bites.html Exposing mosquitoes to regular bright light shows promise but faces practical hurdles as a malaria control strategy. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:53:00 GMT Invention could slash energy consumption https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/invention-slashes-energy-consumption.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/invention-slashes-energy-consumption.html Egyptian innovator transforms electricity system to make homes safe from shocks and cut energy use by 85 per cent. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:07:00 GMT Solar microgrids not enough to boost income https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/solar-microgrids-limited-income-generating-india.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/energy/energy_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/solar-microgrids-limited-income-generating-india.html Solar microgrids alone are insufficient to improve socioeconomic conditions in remote areas, says a study. Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:05:00 GMT