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Apr 16, 2012: The European Union (EU) has announced a €50m initiative for clean energy projects in developing countries as part of an ambitious UN plan to provide sustainabl
Apr 12, 2012: In June, leaders from around the world will gather in Rio de Janeiro to explore ways that governments, the private sector and global institutions can promote sustainable development.
Apr 05, 2012: Watch the video clip of We Care Solar and their "Solar Suitcase" on PBS Newshour: "After witnessing the consequences of power outages in Nigeria's health facilities, obstetrician Dr. Laura Stachel came up with a solution: a suitcase containing elements to produce and store solar energy.
Apr 03, 2012: It might be inevitable but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy. Against a backdrop of withering domestic oil and gas, an ideal renewable resource landscape and a consumer base of 80-plus million, Egypt's renewable energy future is simply a given for those active in the region.
Mar 14, 2012: In thousands of villages and hamlets across Africa and South and East Asia, the only light after sunset is from a kerosene lamp, a candle or a cooking fire. Read the full publication, Kuwait 2012: Global Energy Security Through Dialogue. By S. Vijay Iyer, World Bank
Mar 12, 2012: Washington, DC (March 14th, 2012) – As the world's attention turns to Rio+20, the UN's Conference on Sustainable Development taking place this June in Brazil, the organizations that produce the acclaimed Social Good Summit each fall in New York, announced today an innovative partnership and special event called
Feb 12, 2012: BRUSSELS, 8 February 2012 - Kandeh K. Yumkella, Chair of UN-Energy, today announced a "Framework for Action" which will mobilize and facilitate commitments by governments, the private sector, and civil society towards achieving UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.
Jan 16, 2012: The Secretary-General’s objectives are to expand energy access, improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewables, all critical elements for powering sustainable development
Jan 11, 2012: By UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon As a child growing up during the Korean War, I studied by candlelight. Electric conveniences such as refrigerators and fans were largely unknown. Yet within my lifetime, that reality changed utterly. Easy access to energy opened abundant new possibilities for my family and my nation.
Oct 10, 2010: In order to achieve sustainable development, access to energy is a prerequisite in developing countries, yet the ability of these nations to put their development on a sustainable pathway is often hindered by a lack of experience or technical expertise.