Alda Salomao is the director general of Centro Terra Viva, an organization working to secure community land rights in Mozambique. In an interview with WRI's Celine Salcedo-La Viña, she describes the tension between communities in the Afungi Peninsula and a natural gas project.
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases commonly used as refrigerants, are a small but rapidly growing component of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, climate-friendly substitutes exist, and some of these alternatives can even create net savings for consumers.
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has a renewable energy potential close to 680 gigawatts (GW), 85 times its current installed capacity. Harnessing these resources could yield important economic development benefits for the state; but government, industry and the utility will first need to work together to address some key challenges.