energy

Basics
0 World Bank Bets on Universal Energy Access by 2030

The World Bank and the International Energy Agency are leading a push to bring electricity to the 1.2 billion people who are living with out it around the world. They estimate it will cost $50 billion to achieve universal access to electricity and clean and modern cooking by 2030. The…

Environment
0 World Bank President Leads Charge Against Climate Change

Jim KimWorld Bank The World Bank unveiled its plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 recently. The rapid progress of India, China and Brazil blazed the path towards exceeding the global Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015. Now the Bank wants to rid the world of extreme poverty forever. Ending…

Environment
0 A map of Africa’s potential for solar, renewable energy

An organization called the European Commission Joint Research Centre has issued a report that says many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa have some of the world’s best potential for solar power. As SciDev.net reports: Tapping into Africa’s renewable energy could transform living standards across the continent, according to a report that…

Basics
0 Most Africans lack access to electricity

This is an interesting post and graphic illustration by GOOD, showing one often overlooked area of neglect in Africa. Many people there lack access to electrical power. As the article says: In population and land mass, Africa is the second largest continent in the world, trailing only Asia. But, amazingly,…