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Three timely takeaways on 2016 global energy transformation

Three timely takeaways on 2016 global energy transformation

New report says 2016 to be defined by an acceleration to renewable energy, faster-than-expected shifts regionally and nationally, and growing risk for investors who lag behind.

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Emerging markets attract most renewables investment

Emerging markets attract most renewables investment

New renewables investment in 2014 in 55 developing world nations reached US$126 billion, over half of which went to emerging markets.

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Meet the optimistic entrepreneurs serving the energy poor in Africa

Meet the optimistic entrepreneurs serving the energy poor in Africa

Gabriel Davies reports from Mozambique on how startups are bridging the energy gap.

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Renewables could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030

Renewables could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030

IRENA says renewable energies could meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030. Cumulative solar PV capacity has the potential to reach 55 GW.

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Darwin-made, outback-tested energy storage system to be used in remote Africa

Darwin-made, outback-tested energy storage system to be used in remote Africa

A fly-wheel based energy storage system designed by ABB in Darwin, and successfully used to smooth solar supply in remote WA, will be used to smooth wind generation on a Kenya hybrid microgrid.

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Solar and distributed energy to power the world, not coal, says former US utility boss

Solar and distributed energy to power the world, not coal, says former US utility boss

Former head of largest utility in US says solar, not coal, key to bringing electricity to Asia and Africa, and fossil fuel grids in western countries not sustainable.

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Will 2015 be the year of solar power across Africa?

Will 2015 be the year of solar power across Africa?

A number of African governments and utilities have done their homework, and are therefore set to make 2015 the year of solar power in Africa.

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Renewables, not coal, way out of energy poverty in Africa

Renewables, not coal, way out of energy poverty in Africa

A new analysis published by the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) finds that the falling costs of renewable power is the way out of energy poverty in Africa.

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Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills more people around the world every year than HIV and malaria combined — but solar power might be the key to solving the problem.

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Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind power now supplies about 3% of the world’s electricity, and the signs are good for the next several years.

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Off-grid, clean energy access market valued at $12bn

Off-grid, clean energy access market valued at $12bn

Fastest, cheapest, and most effective means of ending energy poverty is CES4all – and it’s going to create a $12 billion annual industry by 2030.