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New energy pioneers: Envirofit

Envirofit is a social enterprise that innovates smart energy products and services to improve lives on a global scale. Envirofit has developed a line of smart clean cooking technologies that cook faster while reducing fuel use, smoke, and toxic emissions.

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Global solar capacity set to surpass nuclear for the first time

The global solar market has been downgraded for 2017. A worrying sign? Hardly. Even with a 4-gigawatt downward adjustment in projected installations, it’s still going to be a record-breaking year for new solar capacity additions — yet again. The 81

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Nearly 140 countries could be powered entirely by wind, solar and water by 2050

More than 70 per cent of the countries in the world – including the UK, US, China and other major economies – could run entirely on energy created by wind, water and solar by 2050, according to a roadmap developed

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Israel seizes solar panels donated to Palestinians by Dutch government

The Netherlands has lodged a complaint with the Israeli government after dozens of Dutch solar panels donated to a West Bank village were confiscated by Israeli authorities. The hybrid diesel and solar power electricity system was installed last year in

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Climate scoreboard: EU member states fail to convince with patchy 2050 plans

Only eleven EU Member States delivered a 2050 emissions reduction strategy by 2015 as required by EU law – and the strategies that were submitted vary hugely in quality. These are the findings of the EU LIFE-funded MaxiMiseR project from

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Which countries run on 100% renewable energy?

While many countries struggle to transition to renewable energy, some have made the leap. So which countries use only renewable energy?

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What Americans actually think about energy and the climate

There is a wealth of information to be explored in the modern era, and there’s no shortage of new ideas or contrary viewpoints to be discovered. With all of this information right at our fingertips, it is assumed that many

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A power of good? Smart energy technology explained

Smart technology allows companies and households to use energy more efficiently, reducing the need to build more power stations, some of which burn polluting fossil fuels such as coal or gas. Some of these technologies are more advanced than others

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The alternative energy sources of the future

Despite the hype around the progress of renewable energy, solar and wind have only made a tiny dent in the energy mix thus far. The good news is that costs are coming down and many people are starting to adopt

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What countries are the most energy efficient?

As global energy use rises, some nations are ramping up their energy efficiency. So which countries use the least amount of energy?

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