Distributed power was supposed to solve Africa’s electricity deficit, but much more investment is needed in off-grid and mini-grid solutions to make up this shortfall.
As deployment of renewable energy gains momentum in India, the government should improve planning processes to reduce potential conflict over land, says the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
The reliability outlook for Australia’s national grid is positive, despite record lows in minimum demand by 2025 due to growth in rooftop solar PV, says grid operator AEMO.
European oil companies are largely targeting national markets with their renewables businesses, as developing countries struggle to access financing for their energy transitions.
The current leaders in solar PV innovation are Japan’s Mitsubishi Group and Panasonic Corporation.
Data shows the EU's pipeline of solar and wind is 1.2 times greater than existing capacity.
A government scheme promoting the uptake of solar irrigation pumps in India is falling short of its targets because farmers cannot afford them, says the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
The falling cost of renewables gives emerging economies a strong business case to power past coal in pursuit of a net-zero economy, says the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Clean energy advocates say citizen-owned solar and wind power is the best way to get community buy-in for renewables projects, but as feed-in tariffs are replaced by competitive auctions, citizen-led initiatives are decreasing in number.
Chile has masses of renewable energy potential, but its environmental and human rights record around energy projects is far from rosy. A new constitution being drawn up by independent candidates could be the opportunity for change.
Brown coal kills 32.8 people per terawatt hour (TWh) of power generated, versus 0.02 deaths per TWh of solar power.