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Powering Remote Hospitals with Solar: Overcoming the Remaining Challenges

  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • India
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • WRI India
Makunda Hospital, in a remote rural area of India, often faces power outages. Solar panels could help hospitals like this one maintain more reliable electricity. Photo by Amala Devi/WRI.
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • India
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • WRI India
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For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution

  • maps
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Africa
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • Kenya
  • renewable energy
Electricity has far-reaching impacts on people's livelihoods. This Tanzanian tailor can sew at night thanks to solar power. Photo by Theo Steemers/USAID
  • maps
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Africa
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • Kenya
  • renewable energy
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We're Grossly Underestimating the World's Water Access Crisis

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • private investment
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • development
  • water
We are far from universal water access.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • private investment
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • development
  • water
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India Has the Worst Road Safety Record in the World. A New Law Aims to Change That

  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • urban policy
  • health
  • health and road safety
  • India
  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
busy street from Charminar
  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • urban policy
  • health
  • health and road safety
  • India
  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
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Without Solar, Some Indian Doctors Must Operate in the Dark

  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • electricity
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • India
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • Governance
Rooftop solar panels on Sadar Hospital in Hazaribaug, India
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • electricity
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • India
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • Governance
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way

  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Cities
  • South Africa
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
Aerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Cities
  • South Africa
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
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PODCAST: Transportation Is the Heart of Cities

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • sustainable cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Dockless bikes in Los Angeles.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • sustainable cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
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Kenya’s Farmers Battle Drought through Biodiesel Made from Cotton Waste

  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • waste
  • Energy
Abel Mutie, a Kenyan farmer
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • waste
  • Energy
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Public Space for Recreation Is Good for Cities. Guadalajara, Mexico Shows Us 3 Reasons Why.

  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
Guadalajara, Mexico
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
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In Kenya’s Rural Health Clinics, Business Performance and Renewables Go Hand-in-Hand

  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Africa
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • Kenya
  • public health
  • renewable energy
  • solar
Joyce Onyino and patients at her health clinic in rural Kenya
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Africa
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • Kenya
  • public health
  • renewable energy
  • solar
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Land Matters: How Securing Community Land Rights Can Slow Climate Change and Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • resource rights
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
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  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • resource rights
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
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How Distributed Solar Helps Pregnant Women in Rural Kenya

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Africa
  • energy security
  • health
  • Kenya
  • poverty
  • renewable energy
  • solar
Maasai woman
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Africa
  • energy security
  • health
  • Kenya
  • poverty
  • renewable energy
  • solar
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Cleaner-Burning Fuels at Kenyan Schools Feed Students and Protect Forests

  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Kenya
  • wood
Kenya has lost 9 percent of its forests since 2000. Photo by pxhere
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Kenya
  • wood
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A New Fuel Source Can Power Kenya’s Industries While Saving Forests. So Why Isn’t it Taking Off?

  • Forests
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Energy
  • Kenya
Baobab tree on the edge of Kenyan farmland
  • Forests
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Energy
  • Kenya

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