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  • Costa Rica: A small country with big ideas

    Monica Araya talks about how Costa Rica, home to nearly 5 million people, is pioneering a vision for development without fossil fuels. What comes next? Letting go of fossil fuels for good with electric mobility. „It is time to debunk the myth that a country has to choose between development on the one hand and…

  • Reasons to love renewables – #3 quality of life

    Quality of life encompasses the presence of physical, mental and social well-being. An important part of social well-being is access to energy. You see where I am going with this… Almost one billion people currently don’t have access to a public power supply. The vast majority of them live in remote regions and are reliant…

  • 5 brilliant & bizarre solar inventions

    I for one love the wonderful world of solar inventions. Here are some of the most brilliant and bizarre solar gadgets I have come across lately:   1. Solar grill Source Have yourself a delicious BBQ without charcoal, or wood. This solar grill produces NO harmful smoke or emissions.   2. Solar powered dog house…

  • Sowohl Tiere als auch Menschen werden bedroht durch das fortschreitende Gletscherschmelzen

    Melting glaciers – a chilling threat

    Did you guys know that groundwater, lake and river water, and water in the atmosphere only account for about a quarter of the world’s supply of fresh water? The vast majority of our fresh water is stored in polar ice and snow and in our mountain glaciers. Alright, you might think, so what? Well, we…

  • Reasons to love renewables – #2 economics

    Did you know that switching to renewable energy sources not only protects the environment, but also saves money? Here are some interesting facts and figures: In many European countries, including Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Greece and Portugal, electricity sourced from solar power is already significantly cheaper than that sourced from the main public grid. I…

  • Reasons to love renewables – #1 jobs

    In case you haven’t read the IRENA annual review on renewable energy and jobs 2016 perhaps you should. To me, it was a real motivational boost! Did you know that in 2015 8.1 million people worked in the renewable energy sector and that this impressive number does not yet include an additional 1.3 million people…