Solar water system douses risks in Cameroon

2015-03-24 12:24

A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.

Eco-village promotes sustainability in Madagascar

2015-03-23 13:22

A new eco-village built with sustainable and locally sourced material in Madagascar hopes to inspire other local initiatives to preserve and recreate the biodiversity of the country.

Solar plane pilots urge India to support clean energy

2015-03-11 14:14

The pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey says that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy to save the global environment.

Solar plane takes off without a drop of fuel

2015-03-09 07:50

A Swiss solar-powered has plane taken off from Abu Dhabi, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.

Solar plane passes new test ahead of world tour

2015-03-02 12:22

A solar-powered plane has made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.

UK approves world's largest offshore wind farm

2015-02-17 19:05

Britain's energy ministry has approved the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind project, the world's biggest offshore wind park, it says.

Battery-powered train revolutionises UK commuting

2015-02-13 11:20

The first battery-powered passenger train to run on Britain's tracks in over 50 years has completed a trial in a bid to prove the viability of more eco-friendly alternatives to diesel-powered locomotives.

Apple building $850m solar farm in California

2015-02-11 09:03

Apple says it will spend $850m on a massive solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new office campus, retail stores and its other California operations.

Drought-hit Pakistan turns to solar water treatment

2015-02-02 10:03

Worsening drought has led to over 80% of water resources in Pakistan’s southern Tharparker district becoming unfit for people to drink, a new study says.

Germany sets wind-turbine record

2015-01-29 17:51

German construction of wind turbines has reached a record high with 4 750 MW, equivalent to the capacity of three nuclear reactors, brought on line.


Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign agreement on Nile dam

2015-03-23 14:35

Leaders from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a co-operation deal over a giant Ethiopian hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the river Nile, in a bid to ease tensions over regional water supplies.

Solar pilot flies into Indian red tape tangle

2015-03-18 13:45

A pilot who is trying to make history by flying a solar-powered plane around the world has launched an angry attack on Indian bureaucracy after a lengthy hold-up in Gujarat.

Unlikely allies fight for solar energy in Florida

2015-03-11 09:12

Florida is known as the Sunshine State but when it comes to harnessing solar power, lots of customers find it just doesn't pay because electricity is already cheap and there is little incentive to make the change from fossil fuels.

Power crisis may choke green energy drive

2015-03-05 12:07

SA's hope of becoming the world's top renewable energy hub is dimming due to poor infrastructure and delays as cash-strapped Eskom battles to keep the lights on.

Siemens wind turbines to generate 360MW for SA

2015-02-18 19:30

Siemens will supply turbines for a R9bn project to build three wind farms in SA with a combined capacity to generate 360MW of power, it says.

Gauteng moving towards renewable energy

2015-02-17 09:40

Gauteng is moving towards renewable energy to take pressure off the struggling national energy grid, says infrastructure development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza.

SA grows wind energy by 560MW

2015-02-12 17:25

South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014, according to a report released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

Europe shields green transport from oil price dip

2015-02-05 15:15

Europe's green transport sector is set to receive more regulatory support as the slump in oil prices tempts drivers back to gas guzzlers.

De Lille: CT wants new energy future

2015-01-30 12:46

The City of Cape Town is willing to engage with prospective IPPs, partners and stakeholders to explore how it can accommodate its future energy needs.

Germany sets record for wind-turbine installations

2015-01-29 16:00

German construction of wind turbines have reached a record high in 2014, with the equivalent of three nuclear reactors brought on stream, a trade association says.

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