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Ghana: A critical look “Ecology or Economy”

As an environmental activist, I have come to appreciate that nature gives us everything. Our basis of life is dependent on nature and thus, it’s important that we see nature as our source of life rather than a resource for mere exploitation. It is this second line of thinking, which I believe has the people of Ghana troubled as the country’s vice president enters into an agreement to acquire $15 billion from China. The weariness of the citizens is very strong as the country strives to stop illegal small-scale mining which was largely driven by Chinese immigrants in Ghana. read more

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World Earth Day: Clean Power Africa to showcase renewable energy solutions for businesses

Clean Power Africa to showcase top hydro, solar and wind technology

“Today’s World Earth Day reminds us all of our need to commit to protecting our environment and increasing renewable energy projects instead of relying on the more traditional power sources is a great way for countries and companies to start making a difference.”   This is according to Emma Sayers, the conference producer of the upcoming Clean Power Africa in Cape Town’s CTICC from 14-15 May. 

The event will give an exclusive look at hydro, wind and solar projects and opportunities across the African continent, gathering major stakeholders in the clean power energy generation sector looking at feasible solutions to fulfil Africa’s generation capacity needs. read more

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Raise the Bar, Hershey! Coalition Welcomes Hershey Timeline for Transition to Certified Cocoa

Hershey Should Increase Funding of Programs to Address Child Labor and Improve Conditions for West African Cocoa Farmers read more

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Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk, UNEP and Kenya Forest Service Report Finds / Services from Kenya’s Water Towers Underpin Many Sectors of Economy

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ Deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 5.8 billion shillings ($US 68 million) in 2010 and 6.6 billion shillings in 2009, far outstripping the roughly 1.3 billion shillings injected from forestry and logging each year, according to a joint Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report. read more

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South Africa goes for the ‘Green economy’

 

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

It is the most promising technology to date – as some experts have suggested. read more

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Citi and Credit Suisse Team with SunPower to Provide Financing for up to $325 million of Residential Solar Lease Projects

 

Citi and Credit Suisse Team with SunPower to Provide Financing for up to $325 million of Residential Solar Lease Projects read more

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Concentrated Solar Power: one of most promising large-scale renewable energy technologies in SA

SEA PR Aug 2012 (Microsoft Word)

SANEDI wants to position South Africa as leader in field read more

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On the Occasion of UNEP’s 40th Anniversary & the International Year for Sustainable Energy for All Philips Launches Nairobi Pilot Showcasing Solar LED Street Lighting as part of En.lighten Partnership Philips’ first project in East Africa with Potential to Generate Up to 100 % Energy Savings

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A new pilot project by Philips and the Kenyan Urban Roads Authority to install solar-powered LED street lighting in Nairobi has the potential to generate up to 100 per cent energy savings, if implemented on a wide scale across the country. read more

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Equatorial Guinea Participates on United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20

West African Nation Joins Conversation on Pathway to Safer, Equitable and Cleaner Environment read more

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