British Hills Could Soon Be Generating Electricity. Here’s How

Hillsides are hidden sources of power just waiting to be unlocked, according to a British renewable energy company. RheEnergise has developed a way to use hills as ‘batteries’ that create and store electricity for use when needed. Instead of using water, RheEnergise has invented a fluid which is two and half …

IRENA and African Development Bank Partner to Scale up Renewables Investments in Africa

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the African Development Bank (AfDB), have agreed to work closely together to advance the continent’s energy transition through joint initiatives that support investments in low-carbon energy projects. Under the Declaration of Intent, the two entities confirmed their wish to collaborate on supporting the …

African Ministers of the Environment Commit to Support a Green COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Ministers of Environment across the continent of Africa have agreed to support a comprehensive green recovery plan to boost economies and social systems aimed at building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. In a ministerial statement issued at the closing of the eighth special session of the African Ministerial Conference …

Improve Human Waste Management in African Countries for Better Health, Environment and Economy

Poor sanitation continues to pose major health, environmental and socioeconomic risks in many African countries, according to new research by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The paper highlights ways to improve management, generate industry from human waste, and improve sanitation for cities and …

Namibia’s Locust Crisis: “They have no Mercy at All”

“This is the first time seeing such a scary situation ever since i was born here. Nothing else can compare to such a serious threat,” said farmer Fabian Sisamu. “It is the worst situation ever; we are fearful of the future,” his friend Ian Mubita adds, disheartened by what may …

African Countries Agree to Enhance Cooperation on Geothermal Development

More than 500 experts, governments, civils society, academia and the private sector representatives from Africa and other regions agreed on the agenda of regional cooperation and accelerating geothermal development in Africa, as the Eighth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGEO C8) concluded on 6 November. Participants recognized the need for capacity …

Renewable Energy Solutions for Climate-Safe Cities

Renewable energy solutions can be the backbone of urban decarbonization efforts, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) on the Rise of renewables in cities: Energy solutions for the urban future finds. Responsible for over 70 percent of total energy-related CO2 …