energy

Political will “absolutely” exists to implement climate agreement

The political will to implement an international climate agreement “absolutely” exists, according to the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.

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Solar Impulse lights path to more “energy efficient” world: pilot

The inspiring journey of the first fuel-free plane to circumnavigate the globe leads the way to a more “energy efficient” and sustainable world.

That’s the view of Captain Bertrand Piccard, co-pilot of the record-breaking plane, Solar Impulse.

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UN Green Fair highlights community-level sustainability

The United Nations played host to a Green Fair this week at headquarters in New York.

Local and international groups came together to showcase their contribution to sustainability.

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African nations are ready to step up ahead of COP22

African nations are ready to step into a greater role to fight climate change ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP22.

That’s according Said Mouline, in charge of public and private partnerships for the COP22 planning committee.

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Solar power saves women farmers in Senegal

Good farming practices and solar energy have helped to save a women’s agricultural cooperative in Senegal.

The 65 members were about to give up on growing vegetables due to soil degradation caused by low rainfall.

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Major milestones reached on renewable energy investments, UN reports

Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity - one of several important firsts for green energy recently announced in a United Nations-backed report.

Sustainable energy can ‘save millions of lives,’ Ban tells summit in Abu Dhabi

Millions of lives can be saved by ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed at the World Future Energy Summit taking place in the United Arab Emirates.

'Renewable energy is limitless and will last forever,' says Ban at global debate

Everyone involved in energy—governments, the private sector, investors and financial institutions, cities, and people everywhere–has understood that we can no longer burn our way to global prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today at a debate hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Financial Times.