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Renewables Could Drive Recovery in Latin America

Countries in Latin America did not feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic until several weeks after Europe and the U.S., but the impacts of the coronavirus when it arrived…


China Promotes Climate Goal, and Builds New Coal Plants

Chinese President Xi Jinping said he wants his country to "achieve carbon neutrality before 2060." It will not be an easy task for the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases…


Access Versus Productive Use of Energy: Is It Time to Craft SDG 7.4 for Africa?
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In 2012, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were drafted at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which was held in Brazil. The goals were adopted by all the United…


Building a resilient, renewable power system with innovative hydropower technology

December 10, 2019 — A major new energy innovation project to demonstrate how smart hydropower technologies can deliver a low-carbon, reliable and resilient power system was launched today. The €18 million…


Investments in Renewables Dwarf New Coal, Gas Generation

A report from groups including the United Nations environmental arm and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows renewable energy installations were responsible for 61% of the world’s net power capacity…