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‘We have nothing’: Somalia floods raise spectre of famine

By Anne workforce / November 22, 2019

Communities already hit by war and drought face fresh disaster as 370,000 are forced from homes Ciraa Farah Ali was asleep when she heard the flood. It was dark, and the 45-year-old mother of seven was alone with her children in her small home in Beledweyne, central Somalia. Related: Global heating supercharging Indian Ocean climate […]

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Africa poised to lead way in global green revolution, says report

By Anne workforce / November 9, 2019

Continent is set for massive urbanisation but can avoid relying on fossil fuels, says IEA Africa is poised to lead the world’s cleanest economic revolution by using renewable energy sources to power a massive spread of urbanisation, says an IEA report. The IEA, or International Energy Agency, predicts that solar energy will play a big […]

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Pollutionwatch: Africa increases its reliance on fossil fuels

By Anne workforce / November 8, 2019

Continent is embarking on a huge expansion of power stations, most of which will burn coal Last week the UN secretary general, António Guterres, called for an end to new coal-fired power plants. Many European countries including the UK and Germany are decreasing their dependence on coal, but this is not the case everywhere. Across […]

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‘Most renewable energy companies’ linked with claims of abuses in mines

By Anne workforce / September 6, 2019

Corporate watchdog urges clean-up of supply chains as analysis finds weak regulation and enforcement has led to lack of scrutiny Most of the world’s top companies extracting key minerals for electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines have been linked with human rights abuses in their mines, research has found. Analysis published by the Business […]

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Mitsubishi invests in UK company to bring off-grid solar to Asia

By Anne workforce / August 28, 2019

Japanese conglomerate backs solar utility BBOXX to expand service in south Asia and Africa A British energy firm lighting up homes in Africa with pay-as-you-go solar power has secured £40m to extend its reach to Asia with the help of Japan’s Mitsubishi. The conglomerate has taken a stake in off-grid solar company BBOXX through the […]

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Ethical investing: a solar scheme with the power to change lives

By Anne workforce / July 8, 2019

Energise Africa offers a 5% return and allows you to help support low-income families Fight the climate crisis and earn a return of 5% at the same time, plus enjoy a guarantee on your investment. That’s the offer from an ethical investment scheme that allows people to put money into companies providing African families with […]

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