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The Invisible Women in Energy

The Invisible Women in Energy

 As the world looks to address issues of gender equity, development and climate change, the importance of increasing the participation of women in the energy sector is gaining attention. To date, this topic has generally been framed around the underrepresentation of women in the energy workforce. But this ignores an important reality: millions of women […]

Solar Lights Help Kenyan Women Escape Sex-For-Fish Trap

Solar Lights Help Kenyan Women Escape Sex-For-Fish Trap

Mary Achieng’ sifted through her catch of silver cyprinid fish, sorting them into gunny sacks and carrying them to the weighing stand at Kogwang’ Beach, on the Kenyan shore of Lake Victoria. Achieng’ had caught the fish the night before, using a solar-powered light to lure them into her nets. The 500-kg (1,100-lb) haul would earn her […]

Bangladeshi Solar-Sharing Start-Up Aims To Cut Power Waste

Bangladeshi Solar-Sharing Start-Up Aims To Cut Power Waste

A start-up that helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours won an international award for climate change innovation Thursday. SOLshare, set up in 2014, aims to stem the waste of more than a billion dollars in energy each year when home battery storage systems connected to […]

Bangladeshi Solar-Sharing Start-Up Aims To Cut Power Waste

Bangladeshi Solar-Sharing Start-Up Aims To Cut Power Waste

A start-up that helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours won an international award for climate change innovation Thursday. SOLshare, set up in 2014, aims to stem the waste of more than a billion dollars in energy each year when home battery storage systems connected to […]