MBA Renewables Alumni Conference to Discuss Perspectives on Renewable Power Generation

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Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) are organising the second MBA Renewables Alumni Conference, which takes place from 6 to 10 June in Berlin (Germany). Backed with expertise on economic, financial and legal aspects, MBA Renewables former students from 21 countries will discuss “Perspectives of Renewable Power Generation for […]

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Power to the people: off-grid solar continues its meteoric rise

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Over one billion people globally do not have access to electricity. Of those, 600 million reside in Africa. Just as the continent leapfrogged the landline telephone in favour of the mobile, it may also leapfrog centralized fossil fuel powered grids, moving straight to small-scale, off-grid and mini-grid renewable energy. 100 million people already have off-grid […]

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Young women in Nairobi primed to be renewable energy engineers of tomorrow

Starehe Solar Pioneers Kenya (EcoMojo:ZFEP)

We travel 15km North East from Nairobi, the bustling capital of Kenya, down a dusty, bumpy road. We pass large houses being constructed among fields of maize. As we approach Starehe Girls Centre, we spot the large solar array, angled on the car park roof at the entrance to the school. This 25KW solar array […]

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Pan African Research College on sustainable cities founded at Wits University, Johannesburg

A new Pan African Research College on Sustainable Cities has been established at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The founding of the college was made possible by the German-based foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH. Fully funded by a five-year grant of the Foundation, the College is made up of senior researchers from five partner universities, namely the […]

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Energy through education! The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) celebrates 10 successful years of disseminating know-how on renewable energy and energy efficiency around the world

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The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), based in Berlin (Germany), is very proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Since its founding in 2008, RENAC has become an important and innovative provider of international trainings and capacity building for renewable energy and energy efficiency all around the world. More than 10,000 participants from over 140 countries have […]

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Nature-based Solutions to the World’s Water Challenges

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Today is World Water Day and this year’s theme ‘Nature for Water‘ focuses on nature-based solutions to the world’s water challenges. The ‘answer is in nature‘ campaign aims to help raise awareness for nature-based solutions (NBS) such as tree planting to replenish forests, re-connecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands – as sustainable and cost-effective ways […]

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Enter your Innovative Ideas to Transform the Cities of Our Future

Cities for Our Future Challenge Shanghai

A new global competition is encouraging students and youth to submit their innovative urban solution ideas to help transform the cities of our future. The contest aims to identify the top solutions to specific challenges facing 24 cities around the world and the winning idea will receive a prize of £50,000 to assist with implementation. The competition ‘The […]

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New Report Shows that Money Does Grow on Trees

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A new report by World Resources Institute (WRI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) reveals that businesses around the world are making money by planting trees, unleashing a growth opportunity for venture capital, private equity and impact investors. The research indicates the restoration economy is at a tipping point. The new report, The Business of Planting […]

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Fall in love with sustainable alternatives this Valentines Day

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The United Nations Environment Program is urging people around the world to ‘break up’ with plastic and fall in love with sustainable alternatives this Valentines Day. UNEP has created this 2-minute Valentine’s day film, “It’s not me, it’s you,” which shows our growing dependence on single-use plastics through the story of a difficult breakup. And like many love […]

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New Report Identifies Opportunities to Achieve Global Goals

Global Opportunity Report 2018

This year’s Global Opportunity Report is focused on solutions and identifying new markets that could help accelerate action towards achieving the targets of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The report address solutions related to Goals 10, 12, 13 and 14 on Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action and Life Below […]

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