September 6th, 2012 | by Andrew
The Sollvatten uses ultra-violet light in sunshine to purify up to 11 liters of water in a matter of hours, a capability that's opening up new income-producing opportunities for developing world residents, as well as helping the save on fuel bills and conserve precious water and forest resources.
June 21st, 2012 | by Andrew
As the UN Rio+20 conference on sustainable development opened, the US international development bank announced it is investing in renewable energy and energy infrastructure funds focused on financing projects across Latin America, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
May 20th, 2012 | by Andrew
There are signs that there's healthy demand on the part of retail and professional private sector investors, particularly in Japan, in helping finance the transition to clean, renewable energy. Through Nomura International, the Asian Development Bank last week sold a second, $339 issue of Clean Energy bonds in various foreign currencies to Japanese retail investors
January 4th, 2012 | by Andrew
The integration of solar photovoltaics (PV) into remote microgrids will drive rapid growth in the market for such distributed, renewable energy-powered off-grid systems, according to a new market research report. The 80% of world population that resides in developing countries consumes only 30% of global energy supplies, but that's growing as these countries' economies develop. Able to be built and installed cheaply and in short order, solar PV-powered remote microgrids have the potential to literally and figuratively empower millions and protect the environment by providing them reliable, affordable access to clean, renewable electricity.
August 2nd, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers
Some Indian companies are taking the lead in providing access to sustainable, low-cost energy that also seems to be linked to poverty reduction. Two of those companies, Abellon Clean Energy and SELCO, have seized the entrepreneurial reins in providing viable models hat can combat poverty