FAO’s tool weighs pros and cons of biofuels

Calculating the costs and benefits of investing in biofuels may become easier for policymakers with a guide launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...

Sun-harvesting textiles power remote villages

Portable solar-powered lights that combine nanotechnology with local crafts could help bring electricity to some of the nearly two billion people without access to...

World Bank partners with Morocco and Egypt on innovative projects that use hybrid concentrated...

March 28, 2011 (MMD Newswire) -- The World Bank has partnered with Morocco and Egypt on two innovative projects that use a hybrid...

US to support Green projects in Africa

The US government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Opic), which supports US project sponsors in emerging markets and has a current portfolio worth $13-billion in...

The possibilities of Wind Power for Africa

The fact that wind power uses no water is good news for this water-stressed continent. 97% of the continent’s total wind farm installations are...

Is Africa ready for safe nuclear power?

As Japan's nuclear accidents send shockwaves round the world, Alex Abutu explores whether Africa is ready to provide safe nuclear power. The disasters that struck...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 10–23 March 2011

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 March 2011 Africa's ability to handle GM organisms questioned Namanga...

South Africa: Energy efficiency vital for growth – Motlanthe

Johannesburg - Energy efficiency is vital for South Africa's economic and developmental growth, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Motlanthe was speaking at the launch of...

African Teachers to use Solar Powered Whiteboards

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Republic of Senegal has given CyberSmart a grant to finance a pilot program which uses solar-powered,...

South Africa: R500m approved for solar water heaters

Pretoria - The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has approved an amount of R500 million to install low pressure solar water heaters to households that have...

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