energy

New UN forum to promote better energy policies in Asia-Pacific region

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today launched a new forum to try to develop energy policies across the region that are more gender and poverty-sensitive across the region.

Bioenergy could reverse poverty in West Africa, says new UN study

Sustainable bioenergy is a weapon that can be used by West African nations to combat poverty, according to a new United Nations-backed report released today.

UN-backed biomass gas project provides clean power for rural areas in India

The latest biomass gasifier, which converts wood or agricultural residues into a combustible gas mixture, was fired up today in a remote village of southern India, as part of a project to provide clean power for rural dwellers, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).