Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Kerosene lamps are going out across Africa, thanks to solar

Nairobi, Kenya | BIRD AGENCY | A bulb, a charging port, a solar panel and a small fee paid via mobile phone are making all the difference as millions of African households dump kerosene and other dirty fuels to light their … Continue reading

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State nixes ITEP contracts for trio of solar projects from New Orleans company

In a rare display of pushback, the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday axed a trio of Industrial Tax Exemption Program contracts for solar farms in Livingston, Calcasieu and Lincoln parishes from a New Orleans solar company over … Continue reading

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U.S. Solar Market Ready for Rebound After Tumultuous First Half of 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will help the U.S. solar market grow 40% over baseline projections through 2027, equal to 62 gigawatts (GW) of additional solar capacity, according to new forecasts in the U.S. Solar … Continue reading

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النهوض بمصادر الطاقة المتجددة فالنهوض بمصادر البلدان الناميةالنهوض بمصادر الطاقة المتجددة فالنهوض بمصادر

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in 2013 undertook to support renewable energy projects through a joint initiative with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Through that facility, the fund has dispensed AED 1,285 billion (USD 350 … Continue reading

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Renewable energy for agriculture: Insights from Southeast Asia A focus on heating and cooling needs

IntroductionThe agriculture sector, comprising farming, fisheries and forestry, is a key economic sector in SoutheastAsia. It contributed to 10.5% of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020, with the sector playing a much stronger role in economies such as … Continue reading

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Total forms joint venture for C&I solar deployment in Saudi Arabia

French oil major Total and industrial conglomerate Zahid Group have established a joint venture (JV) focused on distributed solar generation for Saudi Arabia’s commercial and industrial (C&I) sector.Called SAFEER – Saudi French for Energy Efficiency and Renewables, the business will … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand

ENERGY CONTEXT Thailand has explicitly set energy security as the top policy objective, followed by economic affordability and environmental sustainability, in the Thailand Integrated Energy Blueprint (TIEB) underpinned by five individual but interrelated energy plans covering natural gas, oil, energy … Continue reading

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India Energy Outlook 2021

India has seen extraordinary successes in its recent energy development, but many challenges remain, and the Covid‐19 pandemic has been a major disruption. In recent years, India has brought electricity connections to hundreds of millions of its citizens; promoted the … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Toolkit

FOREWORD After the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement, we have observed great global political will and momentum in dealing with challenges of climate change. India is taking global leadership by working to reduce the risk and impact of climate … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition

ABOUT IRENAThe International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental or ganisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of … Continue reading

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