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Nigeria's frenetic commercial capital, Lagos, is plunged into darkness several times a day. Then its generators roar, and the lights flood back on.

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19.09.2019 , Kandeh K. Yumkella

Energy, Employment, and Migration in Africa

African governments and their donors and partners are already committed to investing in skills-building and job creation. Given its implications...

In a region where power demand is soaring, microgrids can increase renewable energy adoption and cut reliance on diesel. The most immediate impact,...

13.09.2019 , Aloysius Damar Pranadi and Nadhilah Shani

Indonesian solar lessons from Vietnam

During the recent Jakarta Car Free Day on 28 July, Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ignasius Jonan, led a campaign called the...

Increasingly, large international corporations are investing in off-grid companies, thereby providing a powerful boost on the one hand and...

When one of Zimbabwe's first solar mini-grid systems was installed in this drought-prone village near the Botswana border in 2016, residents thought...

Amidst growing skepticism of traditional aid models, the field of results-based financing (RBF) has taken root. But with so many mechanisms – DIBs and...

In the two months since buying her solar water pump, Mama Vero’s small farm in Morogoro, Tanzania has gone from being a parched stretch of earth with...

In India’s remarkable renewable energy growth story, the importance of distributed renewable energy often gets overlooked. Even after a year of record...

09.08.2019 , Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez

Do Filipinos dream of electric jeepneys?

An ambitious plan is in train to electrify the Philippines’ iconic jeepneys to curb pollution. But do Filipino drivers, operators and commuters really...