Renewable Energy for Beginners – A Basic Guide

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Renewable energy is the energy that is harnessed from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on human timescale, such as solar, wind, biomass, tidal waves and geothermal heat. Renewable energy systems are rapidly becoming more efficient and cheaper. The importance of solar energy was recognized as early as 1911 in the Scientific American article which […]

5 Fantastically Green Cities Around the World

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There are a number of criteria that are used to judge how green a city is. Whether it’s by energy consumption and GHG emissions, transportation methods and green spaces or planning and sustainable buildings, it is difficult to balance the population’s current needs with those required for future generations. Making real inroads into achieving this […]

Renewable Energy in Africa

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With a sixth of the world’s population, Africa generates a measly four percent of the world’s electricity, three-quarters of which is used by South Africa and northern Africa. According to World Bank statistics, more than 500 million Africans (almost two-thirds of the total population) have no access to “modern energy.” Hydropower accounts for around 45% […]