sustainable energy

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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ADDIS: new UN-backed report details ways to boost finance for sustainable energy

A new United Nations-backed report launched today at a conference in Addis Ababa details concrete ways to boost crucial investment in sustainable energy by some $120 billion a year.

Hip-hop artist backs sustainable energy for Africa

The hip-hop artist, Akon, says his experience growing up in Africa was the driving force behind his efforts to bring sustainable energy to the continent.

The American and Senegalese singer established Akon Lighting Africa, two years ago.

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At high-level energy forum, UN deputy chief says action on sustainability a 'moral and historical duty'

The world is facing complex challenges regarding the future of sustainable energy which demand comprehensive and immediate solutions, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared today as he delivered remarks to the General Assembly's Global Energy Ministerial Meeting.