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Gisele Bündchen Visits Slum in Kenya

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Christine Hsu
Gisele Bündchen Visits Slum in Kenya
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Model and advocate Gisele Bündchen was in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday drawing attention to a lack of electricity for much of the world’s population and advocated for a United Nations effort to get more investment to resolve the problem.

"Energy affects everything. Children can study at night when they have access to electricity. If we can bring electricity to everyone, we can help people to survive," she told a press conference. ... Read more about Gisele Bündchen Visits Slum in Kenya

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Powering Sustainable Energy for All

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BAN KI-MOON
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As a child growing up during the Korean War, I studied by candlelight. Electric conveniences such as refrigerators and fans were largely unknown. Yet within my lifetime, that reality changed utterly. Easy access to energy opened abundant new possibilities for my family and my nation.
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Could Asia have its own supergrid?

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Stewart Taggart
Could an Asian supergrid learn from visions for Europe and North Africa? One ini
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By 2050, Asia could be connected by a massive energy and information architecture, believes Stewart Taggart.

A ‘Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure’ could be inspired by – and dramatically extend – the concept of cross-border grids elsewhere, most notably in Europe and North Africa. Examining infrastructure projects now underway in Asia, how might these organically develop into a ‘Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure’ by 2050? ... Read more about Could Asia have its own supergrid?

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EU study: clean energy costs no more in long run

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DON MELVIN
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BRUSSELS (AP) — A report issued Thursday says the European Union can cut its emissions of greenhouse gases dramatically by 2050 without spending any more money — and even, perhaps, saving a bit.

That estimate is based on an assessment that the new plants and equipment needed to switch to the generation of clean energy would cost more than continued reliance on fossil fuels, but that the clean energy itself would cost less. ... Read more about EU study: clean energy costs no more in long run

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Could the desert sun power the world?

South Asian power transmission link in the works

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Islamabad(SANA)Electricity trading with Pakistan is part of a larger plan of a South Asian transmission link, which will help countries in the sub-continent harness energy potential of the region.
India plans to sell 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Pakistan, which will help the country reduce its chronic power shortage, according to Calcutta-based newspaper The Telegraph.

Officials of the two countries are scheduled to meet next month to finalise the issues of tariff and grid connectivity. ... Read more about South Asian power transmission link in the works

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CPV World Map 2011

CPV World Map 2011
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CPV industry evolution: Your roadmap to sure-fi re market share
The 3rd Concentrated Photovoltaic Summit USA is the number one networking
and knowledge centre for the industry. Following our blockbuster events in San
Diego and Seville last year, the biggest and best companies in the community
will come together at the most infl uential CPV-focused event in the world. ... Read more about CPV World Map 2011

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$48bn a year would provide electricity to the poor, report says

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Fiona Harvey
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Giving the poor access to electricity would bring huge gains in health, education and economic growth, with little increase in emmissions, according to International Energy Agency study

More than 1 billion people in poor countries around the world could have access to electricity within 20 years, if the international community is prepared to make the effort, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday. ... Read more about $48bn a year would provide electricity to the poor, report says

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