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Obama, Modi and India’s Solar Future

Obama, Modi and India’s Solar Future

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) In his visit to India, Barack Obama pressed unsuccessfully for India to set specific carbon limits. Nevertheless, he did get agreement from Indian Prime Minister Narendra…
Dual Use:   Solar Panels conserve Canal Water In India

Dual Use: Solar Panels conserve Canal Water In India

By Malini Shankar | (IPS) Sunlight pours over a break in canal-top solar panels recently installed over the Vadodara branch of the Sardar Sarovar canal project in Gujarat. Credit: Malini Shankar/IPSBARODA, India…
Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa

Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa

The Economist | -- "Africans have been waiting for decades for the mains electricity which the rich world takes for granted. Sub-Saharan Africa’s 910m people consume less electricity each year than the…
5 Countries where Solar Power is making a Revolution

5 Countries where Solar Power is making a Revolution

By Juan Cole | -- Developing countries of the global south don't have enough electricity. Sometimes rural populations are only just now getting electricity. Ironically, many of them can leapfrog conventional power…
Denmark to ban Coal by 2016 in Favor of Wind Energy

Denmark to ban Coal in Favor of Wind Energy

Wochit General News "Denmark's climate minister said on Saturday that Denmark should ban coal use by 2025 to make the Nordic nation a leader in fighting global warming, adding to green measures…