How an eco-innovation is helping Africa’s most vulnerable

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Every day, tens of thousands of people flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. There are now more registered refugees in the world than there are citizens of the United Kingdom. From Turkey to Tanzania, sprawling …

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“How to get rid of your diesel generator! Should you really?”

Generator hybrid RENAC
Mini-grids powered by renewable energies will play an important role in extending, enhancing and greening electricity services in remote or yet unserved regions. The frequently used phrase “powered by renewable energies” implies a fully renewable energy system without fossil fuel powered generators. Your initial reaction would probably be: “Yes! Finally I can get rid of my thirsty, noisy and dirty fuel guzzler!” Let’s find out if you really should and register for the content-based free live webinar.
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UN and Google collaborate to protect our planet

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UN Environment and Google have announced a global partnership that promises to change the way we see our planet. Combining environmental science, big data and unprecedented accessibility, this joint effort aims to expand what the world knows about the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems.
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SEED Award winners create solutions using technology and innovation

SEED Low carbon awards 2018
Technology and innovation have the ability to provide solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges and vital components of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The SEED global partnership believes that the promotion of social and environmental enterprises is pivotal to a world of flourishing communities where entrepreneurship drives sustainable development. Through SEED's annual awards, grass roots eco innovators are supported and encouraged so that they can to scale their operations and provide replicable business models that can be used around the world.
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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 On-grid and Off-grid Power Supply”.
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Power to the people: off-grid solar continues its meteoric rise

solar lights up night market kenya (Eco MoJo)
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 solar products in Africa, and D-light alone has reached over 80 million people globally. We traveled to Kenya to find out what is driving this growth and what the future might hold.
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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 is the centrepiece of a renewable energy transformation at Starehe; the award of their winning entry to the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
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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.

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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 joined RENAC programmes.
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Nature-based Solutions to the World’s Water Challenges

nature based solutions to water challenges
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 to help re-balance the water cycle, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve human health and livelihoods.
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