Rapid test for malaria using a graphene biosensor
Researchers are developing a device that allows the early diagnosis of malaria, in a fast and reliable way, and at an accessible cost.
Creation of Africa mini-grid system
Africa is still facing a serious problem of energy access. On this immense continent, many cities remain off-grid. With a population of more than 200 million, Nigeria is a country comprising 36 states, only one of which has an electricity network.
UNDP and IRENA join forces to advance low-carbon energy transition
The United Nations Development Programme and the International Renewable Energy Agency ( announced a global partnership to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development. Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in developing countries.
Falling Renewable Power Costs Open Door to Greater Climate Ambition
Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency shows.
Wearable to detect infant breathing problems
An innovative wearable sensor to monitor new-born babies in poor areas is being developed. Academics will create wearable technology to accurately measure the respiratory rate in new-born babies, specifically for areas where access to healthcare is poor.
University of San Francisco carbon neutral 30 years ahead of goal
The University of San Francisco has met its goal of zero net carbon emissions more than 30 years ahead of its 2050 target date set in 2014 with a series of large and small steps, including reducing campus water use by 30 percent and switching to green cleaning supplies, to installing micro turbines that produce heat and electricity right on campus and purchasing mission-driven carbon offsets.
£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa
£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa to provide electricity to 2.4 million people a year. Developers of small-scale solar, wind, hydro and geothermal projects will be supported to harness each country's natural resources.
A new CO2 - negative energy source as an alternative to coal and oil
Using an existing, operational plant in Austria, NextFuel is introducing a completely new solution to climate change that is CO2 negative, cheap and massively scalable. The NextFuel briquette, made from fast growing elephant grass on marginal land, favorably competes with the rising cost of oil and the price of coal in most markets.
Off grid small nuclear power
Nuclear industry leaders have outlined the concrete steps they are taking to help reach the goal of the Harmony initiative - to achieve a 25% share of world electricity production by 2050 through the addition of 1000 GWe of new capacity. Launched three years ago, Harmony encompasses three objectives - a level playing field for all clean-energy sources of electricity, harmonised regulatory processes, and an effective safety paradigm.