West Africa’s first major wind farm opens in Senegal in a push for renewables

West Africa’s first large-scale wind farm, which officially opened in Senegal last month, will supply nearly a sixth of the country’s power when it reaches full capacity later this year. Senegal will get 30% of its energy from renewable sources as a result of the 158 megawatt wind farm located in the rural area of Taiba N’Diaye. The wind farm, known as Parc Eolien Taiba … Continue reading West Africa’s first major wind farm opens in Senegal in a push for renewables

How Electrifying your Home can Help the Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

The “electrify everything” movement aims to use cleaner energy and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Many people have already switched their gas-powered cars to electric ones for a smaller carbon footprint. Now homeowners are looking to convert any technology or appliance in their home that runs on natural gas to electric power. via How Electrifying your Home can Help the Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading How Electrifying your Home can Help the Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Solar Mamas: Women solar engineers transforming East African villages

East African women are learning solar power engineering and taking the knowledge they acquire back to their villages to bring light in to homes and to gain sustainable employment. Barefoot College in Zanzibar choose marginalised rural women from villages across East Africa – where many homes are primarily powered by candles and paraffin lamps – to train at the college on how to install and … Continue reading Solar Mamas: Women solar engineers transforming East African villages

The Solutions Project awards nearly $700,000 to women and people of colour fighting for climate justice and clean energy

The Solutions Project has awarded $622,000 in Fighter Fund grants to 40 US-based grassroots organisations and coalitions led by women and people of colour, that are advancing climate solutions and a just transition to 100% clean energy for all people. Currently, almost all US philanthropic dollars go to organisations led by white people, and white men in particular. To help address the extreme racial and … Continue reading The Solutions Project awards nearly $700,000 to women and people of colour fighting for climate justice and clean energy

Solar Power 101: What you need to know about going solar at home

Solar power is an efficient and environmentally-friendly way of producing clean energy, which enables you to be self-sufficient and completely free of energy companies. While there is an upfront cost to going solar, the savings in the long-run are huge. The below video from Green Energy Futures explains what you need to know about going solar. While the below example is Canadian, the same applies wherever … Continue reading Solar Power 101: What you need to know about going solar at home

TheGreenAge: Helping people to make informed green, energy choices for their homes and businesses

Want to know what is the greenest way to heat your home this winter? How you can cut your bills and reduce your carbon footprint? Or do you perhaps want to know more about renewable energy in a way that is easy to understand? TheGreenAge is an energy saving advice portal for all things to do with “conserving energy” and making “the world just that … Continue reading TheGreenAge: Helping people to make informed green, energy choices for their homes and businesses

Solar Energy in Morocco: DW documentary examines how the transition to renewables is impacting rural communities

Morocco is leading the change to renewables in Africa, as the country sets out to end its dependency on imported fossil fuels. With 3,000 hours of sun a year, Morocco is increasingly turning to solar power to provide its energy needs, installing one of the world’s largest solar plants in Ouarzazate. This energy is also transforming life in remote villages. In the below documentary, German … Continue reading Solar Energy in Morocco: DW documentary examines how the transition to renewables is impacting rural communities