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 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 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 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 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 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’ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Solar microgrids alone are insufficient to improve socioeconomic conditions in remote areas, says a study. Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:05:00 GMT