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Fuel economy gains, now at risk, reduce cost of summer road trips

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23 May 2019 | Source: ACEEE | Countries:  | Sectors: 

As nearly 43 million Americans hit the road over Memorial Day weekend, they will see firsthand how improved fuel economy saves them money. Put simply, they won’t have to stop as often or spend as much for gas, leaving more time and money for summer fun.

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Ghana: Clash Over Electricity Tariffs - Boy Shot Dead, Others Injured At Agormanya

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23 May 2019 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Ghana | Sectors: Power sector
[Ghanaian Times] A 14-year-old boy, was shot dead while scores have been injured in a clash between the people of Lower Manya Krobo municipality on one hand and personnel of Ghana Police Service and the Power Distribution Service (PDS) on the other hand, following a misunderstanding over payment of electricity tariffs.

East Africa: Marine-Based 'Blue Economies' Offer Massive Potential

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22 May 2019 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: India | Sectors: Transport
[allAfrica] Developing ocean-based resources in areas such as fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, transport and ports, mining and energy, could generate U.S. $20.8 billion a year for the 220 million people of the western Indian Ocean region, according to a recent report. But coastal and marine ecosystems will have to be preserved, and the adverse effects of climate change combatted if this potential is to be realised.

Ghana: Irate Manya Kpongunor Youths, Police Clash Over Electricity Disconnection

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22 May 2019 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Ghana | Sectors: Power sector
[Ghanaian Times] Three persons have been injured while another is in the grips of the Nuaso District Police, following a pandemonium that marred a mass disconnection exercise by the Power Distribution Service (PDS) in the Lower Manya Krobo municipality of the Eastern Region.

Mitigation Finance Update: Which Banks Take Climate Action Seriously?

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21 May 2019 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Brazil | Sectors: Cross cutting
Brazil’s cement industry aims at reducing 35% of its emissions. Bank of America will mobilize USD 300 billion in sustainable finance by 2030. World Bank approved USD 200 million for a Off-Grid Energy Project in the West Africa and the Sahel Region. EIB supports renewable energy and energy efficiency improving projects in France and Spain. EBRD provides loans renewable energy in Poland and Kazakhstan.