renewable energy

The world banks on sunshine, UN says in renewable energy report

In 2017, solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before, according to a new United Nations-backed report, which shows a steady move away from fossil fuel-based power production to ‘green’ power sources.

News in Brief 06 April 2017 (AM)

Sport a force for physical well-being and social empowerment: Bokova

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News in Brief 31 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR relieved shipwreck victims now safe

More than 100 victims of a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea this week were later rescued by an aid group, a spokesperson from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

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Greener airplanes can benefit nature and society

Greener or more environmentally-friendly airplanes can bring benefits to nature and society and help reduce poverty; that’s according to Nancy Young, an aviation expert appointed by the UN Secretary-General to provide recommendations on sustainable transport.

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Business community meets to galvanize action on clean energy

Investors and business leaders from around the world have gathered at the UN to scale up investment in clean energy sources.

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UN and partners help to power education with solar panel donation

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has partnered with religious institutions to provide solar panels that will power much-needed electricity to schools as well as promote the use of renewable energy.

UN-backed report shows strong performance by renewable energy sector

The renewable energy sector has continued to perform well despite the global economic slowdown, cuts in incentives, and low natural-gas prices, according to a United Nations-backed report unveiled today, which shows that the sector supplied an estimated 16 per cent of global energy last year.

World Bank’s funding of renewable and efficient energy projects up 87 per cent

The World Bank’s funding for renewable and efficient energy projects in developing countries rose 87 per cent during the past year to nearly $2.7 billion, reflecting the growing interest and demand for environmentally-friendly sources of power.