Research and Development

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African Development Fund

Prize funding earmarked for tech-based social entrepreneurs

Enel Foundation is stepping up its support to MIT's search for incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world.
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Race to Zero: Rolls-Royce joins the net-zero carbon by 2050 ambition

In the run-up to COP26, Rolls-Royce joined the UN Race to Zero, which will see the company become net-zero carbon in its operations by 2030.
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S.Africa: Repurposing waste as an alternative energy source

South Africans are exploring alternative energy sources, while reducing landfill mass, by turning to the repurposing of waste material.
West Africa

West Africa: Hydro to support solar and wind in smart renewable...

The Smart Renewable Electricity Portfolios in West Africa study explores hydropower's support of intermittent solar and wind in a climate-friendly manner.
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Fast-track construction of S.African hospital in response to COVID-19

In South Africa, the construction of a R3 billion hospital, originally scheduled for completion by November, has been fast-tracked to open by June during level 3 lockdown.

Tactics to reduce plastic and other ocean pollution simultaneously

Plastic bags and straws are not the only problem to ocean pollution, non-plastic pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorous are just as harmful.
ABB

EU to lead the charge on a green and digital transition

An EU report highlights Europe's need for research and innovation to support sustainable and inclusive growth to lead the green and digital transition.

Webinar recording: Focused conversation on the developmental impacts of REIPPPP

Tune in for a Digital Broadcast hosted by the aef to unpack the developmental impacts of REIPPPP – Research, Practice and Perspectives on 28 May.
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Global growth in renewable power capacity remains slow, not stagnant

The world is set to build fewer renewable energy installations marking the first annual decline in new additions in 20 years, according to the IEA.
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New findings on the decarbonisation of the Global Energy Trade

A recent study by Lux Research finds that many countries are having to develop innovative renewable energy carriers and build new zero-carbon energy supply chains in order to fully decarbonise within a financially responsible manner.

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