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A New Solution to Power Africa: Productive Use of Renewable Energy

  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
Malawi farmer tends her field, with solar water pumps in the background
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
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Installation of solar panels to a building roof in Africa
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
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What to Watch at the First Africa Climate Summit

  • adaptation finance
  • climate finance
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP28
Rooftop solar panels in Kenya
  • adaptation finance
  • climate finance
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP28
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COP27: Key Takeaways and What’s Next

  • COP27
  • adaptation
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • GHG emissions
  • Energy
  • Paris Agreement
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP28
Panel at COP27.
  • COP27
  • adaptation
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • GHG emissions
  • Energy
  • Paris Agreement
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP28
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Integrated Planning Helps Kenya Close its Energy Access Gap

  • Clean Energy
  • electric grid
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Energy Access
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Equity & Governance
Kenya village
  • Clean Energy
  • electric grid
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Energy Access
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Equity & Governance
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Energy Access Is Key to Sub-Saharan Africa's Economic Recovery

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy
A young South African woman holds up a cloth face mask next to a sewing machine.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy
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Missing Links Between Electricity Access and Development Priorities in Africa

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • sustainable development goals
  • electric grid
  • development
  • agriculture
  • health
  • low carbon development
Nurses care for newborns at a maternity hospital in Sierra Leone. Photo by Dominic Chavez/World Bank.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • sustainable development goals
  • electric grid
  • development
  • agriculture
  • health
  • low carbon development
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Guangzhou’s Pearl River Tower
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Climate
  • Energy
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For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution

  • mapping
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • 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
  • mapping
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
News
  • Energy
  • mapping
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
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Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • electric grid
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
power line in Kenya
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • electric grid
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
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In Kenya’s Rural Health Clinics, Business Performance and Renewables Go Hand-in-Hand

  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • renewable energy
Joyce Onyino and patients at her health clinic in rural Kenya
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • renewable energy
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How Distributed Solar Helps Pregnant Women in Rural Kenya

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • health
  • poverty
  • renewable energy
Maasai woman
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • health
  • poverty
  • renewable energy
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Baobab tree on the edge of Kenyan farmland
  • Forests
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Energy

ADVISORY: WRI Hosts 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy

How Open Data Can Help Solve Kenya’s Energy Access Problems

  • Energy
  • data
  • Energy Access
  • human rights
Kibera, Kenya
  • Energy
  • data
  • Energy Access
  • human rights
News

RELEASE: Report: Tanzania Mini-grid Sector Doubles with Bold Policy Approach

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy Access
  • sustainable development goals
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy Access
  • sustainable development goals
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sales agents for solar power systems in Tanzania
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy Access
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset