energy

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.

Pedal-power takes charge at COP21

At the UN climate change conference, delegates don’t just stand around charging their phones while drinking juice and listening to the latest beats: they have to pedal hard for them.

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African countries using nuclear power for energy

African countries are increasingly turning towards nuclear power to meet their growing energy needs and pull them out of the “dark”.

That’s according to the head of Kenya’s Nuclear Electricity Board, one of many African countries where nuclear power is being considered.

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UN welcomes new partnership and leadership to spearhead sustainable energy efforts

A firm foundation to ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all has been built but a solid long-term institutional arrangement is needed, the United Nations Secretary-General said today, as he welcomed the creation of an international not-for-profit organization to spearhead renewable energy efforts.

Ceremony honours innovations providing Sustainable Energy for All

Initiatives to provide low-cost, reliable energy were celebrated during a ceremony at the United Nations on Monday.

With one in five people worldwide lacking access to electricity, the UN says energy will be a key component for future sustainable development.

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