The newest report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in cooperation with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a clean tech analytics firm, shows that the combined impetus of stimulus funding, feed-in tariffs (FiTs) and renewable portfolio standards (RPS) generated a record $211 billion globally in 2010 in renewable energy investment.
Mozambique, the southeast African nation once plagued by nearly three decades of civil war, plans to push for the development of renewable energy to provide more of its population with electrical service, according to a new government strategy announced this week (currently, 95% of Mozambicans live without electricity).
A new study by Friends of the Earth asserts the development of Africa's biofuel sector is leading to a "land grab" by foreign companies at the expense of local communities.
Africa is constantly looking for ways to develop its economies and increase the standard of life for its inhabitants. According to a report by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), growing biofuel feedstocks could be a powerful tool for the continent's economic development.
To get a feel for Morocco's green energy potential, simply stand beneath the sun on the blistering sands of the Sahara Desert or pay a visit to the windswept town of Essaouira, a popular seaside resort on the Atlantic coast, about a 100 miles west of the storied city of Marrakech. In both places, the former French colony's solar and wind power possibilities are quite obvious.