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Closing the Data Collection Gap

I am just back from the the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) which took place last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme was “Taking the Next Step: Africa and the EU are tackling energy challenges together”. I had hoped to send an entry while there but there were too […]

Informal Transit and how data can improve it in Nairobi, Kenya

I just came across an interesting article about informal transport and what happens if a government does not step in, and how these informal economies are developed to meet a certain need that the government should be taking care of. The minibuses in Nairobi, Kenya, aren’t owned by any government agency and fares aren’t regulated. […]

Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy – a short review

Energy technologies in the future will need to be based on renewable sources of energy and will, ultimately, need to be sustainable. The Springer book “Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy” by Otto Andersen provides insight into unintended, negative impacts and how they can be avoided. In order to steer away from the pitfalls and unintended effects, it […]

Minigrids and 100% access

2014 marks the decade of Sustainable Energy for All. Given that 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity and a further, 2.6 billion people rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating (IEA, World Energy Outlook 2013), we have our work cut out for us if we are to meet the goal of […]

 One often gets the impression that investment into environmental protection is hindering economic development; new analysis however, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, proves this wrong and shows that the social and economic benefits by far outweigh the cost. By looking at the advanced measures to reduce fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in India […]

What about carbon sinks?

 We emit increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year – carbon sinks are either natural or artificial reservoirs that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere. This process is known as carbon sequestration.  The Kyoto Protocol promotes their use as a form of carbon offset and has also increased public awareness of their […]



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