5 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Life Insurance

Human life is one of the most crucial assets, and life insurance is an important key that gives financial protection to a person and his family at the time of uncertain circumstances. The concept of life insurance is very old and deep-rooted. As time changed, so the idea has revolutionized and modified in terms of […]

Renewable Energy in Africa

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% […]

Why Is It A Wise Idea To Invest In Gold?

Generally, the world’s population can be divided into two categories: people who are content with whatever they have, and the ones who are always dreaming of getting ahead. The second group of people is a highly-motivated lot that is always striving to achieve the objective of a better life for themselves and their loved ones. […]

Wind Turbines for Homes

Wind energy is one of the major clean energy sources, though largely untapped in many parts of the world. Wind is also a form of solar energy, since generation of wind is based on solar energy. Uneven heating of earth, irregularities on earth’s surface and earth rotation causes wind to generate. Wind power is the […]

Why Solar Panels Are Becoming So Popular

You may have noticed that solar panels are becoming more and more popular, especially among homeowners. Solar panels are changing the way we live, they are helping us become more environmentally friendly, and they are becoming more and more efficient and affordable as the technology behind them gets perfected. Below are the top reasons that solar […]

Energy Perspectives for Egypt

While many countries across the world are grappling with the twin problems of a growing population and an ever-increasing demand for energy, nowhere is this more acute than in Egypt, one of the most populous nations on the African continent. If business requires a strong financial backdrop and first class business banking services in order […]

Best Tips to Help You Choose an Investment

How many times have you heard or read about people getting rich just by making the right investment at the right time? How did they know where to invest and that the risk will be worth taking? While choosing where to put your money used to mean facing a lot of uncertainty, the times when […]

4 Ways A Private Investigator Can Help Your Business

When many of us think of private investigators, we think of men in parked cars doing surveillance and information gathering on cheating spouses, or insurance scammers or many other suspicious characters. But a lot of what private investigators do is “white collar” work, sitting behind a computer or going through documents at the courthouse, gathering […]

Smart Ways To Help Your Money Stretch Further

Do you ever wish your money could go further? It can seem that all your hard work doesn’t leave you with very much at the end of the day. By the time you’ve paid your bills, put money aside for savings and paying back your credit card -what’s left? If you’re tired of being left […]

Clean Energy Initiatives of AfDB

The African Development Bank has supported its member countries in their energy development initiatives for more than four decades. With growing concerns about climate change, AfDB has compiled a strong project pipeline comprised of small- to large-scale wind-power projects, mini, small and large hydro-power projects, cogeneration power projects, geothermal power projects and biodiesel projects. The […]

5 Things You Should Know About Spending Behaviors

People earn money differently. For example, some of them own businesses while others seek employment to earn salaries and wages. Earning money from an inherited property is possible as well, as is receiving periodic gifts from a spouse or friend. Interestingly, the way people spend their money matters because it affects everyone around them. It […]

Solar Power in Hawaii: The Push for a Practical Paradise

For the longest time now, Hawaii has been one of the most robust markets for solar panel installations in the US. Hawaiian residents have reason to turn to solar power as enthusiastically as they have – electricity in Hawaii comes from burning expensive imported oil. At 42 cents a kWh, it costs three times as […]

The Future of Renewables: An Infographic

How much is the UK and the rest of the world really investing in renewable energy? Climate change campaigners, organisations and scientists argue that there is still more work to be done and that the need for coordinated action is greater than ever, as global warming remains on the international agenda. Investment in the renewable […]

Ingredients of Climate Finance

One of the central elements of climate change negotiations is climate finance, sometimes also referred to as green finance. Let me quote the definition of Climate finance from the Standing Committee on Finance under the UNFCCC: “Climate finance refers to local, national or transnational financing, which may be drawn from public, private and alternative sources […]

The Dos And Don’ts Of Supporting Green Businesses

There are various ways you can help to improve the environment and make sure that you have a very eco-friendly way of life. For instance, you might want to cut down on the number of times you use your car per week. You might also want to become a vegetarian so that you can reduce […]

Renewable Energy in Jordan – Potential and Progress

Jordan is heavily dependent on oil imports from neighbouring countries to meet its energy requirements. The huge cost associated with energy imports creates a financial burden on the national economy. Electricity demand is growing rapidly, and the Jordanian government has been seeking ways to attract foreign investment to fund additional capacity. In 2008, the demand […]

Clean Energy Initiatives of African Development Bank

Africa has huge renewable energy potential with some of the world’s largest concentration of alternative energy resources in the form of solar, wind, hydro, and energy. Overall, 17 countries in sub-Saharan Africa are in the top-33 countries worldwide with combined reserves of solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal energy far exceeding annual consumption. Most of the […]

Shale Gas – A Layman’s Perspectives

All else being equal, is fracking something we should welcome? Advocates of shale gas present it as ushering in a new age of cheap energy and increased self-sufficiency. But is it really going to be economically beneficial and will it reduce our bills? Is it ethical and sustainable? Let us look at exactly what this […]

Common Issues in Biopower Projects

Biopower projects in developing countries are often besieged by a wide range of issues. The issues enumerated below are not geography-specific and are usually a matter of concern for most of the biomass energy projects: Large Project Costs In India, a 1 MW gasification plant usually costs about USD 1-1.5 million. A combustion-based 1 MW plant would […]

Renewable Energy Investment in South Africa

South Africa faces the dual challenge of pursuing economic growth and protecting the environment. South Africa has set up the institutional infrastructure for renewable energy projects which are beginning to pay dividends in the form of big investments from foreign as well as local investors and development of commercial solar, wind and biomass energy projects. […]

MENA’s Great Strides in Solar Sector

With the scheduled procurement of over 4 GW of solar power this year, the MENA region is making great strides toward establishing itself as a rising gigawatt-scale solar market. According to the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), over 3 GW was added to the MENA region’s pipeline in 2015.  Egypt firmly established itself as a hot […]