Developing nations see 11-fold rise in solar

Developing nations have seen solar energy investment increase 11-fold since 2010. The figure has increased from $6.4 billion (£5.13bn) in 2010 to $71.8 billion (£57.57bn) in 2015, according to Climatescope’s clean energy index of 58 developing nations from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This rise in investment has seen the total solar capacity of these countries soar from 289MW to 49.3GW and is largely attributable to the steeply […]

Zuma says look beyond national interests

Opening the global climate change summit in Durban today, South African President Jacob Zuma called on members of the international community to come together for the good of those that will suffer as a result of climate change. Speaking to delegates Mr Zuma said global warming was already causing conflict in Africa due to droughts […]

OPEC official pans IEA oil release

A senior official at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries has panned the International Energy Agency’s recent oil release, according to reports. Abdullah al-Badri, OPEC Secretary General said: “I hope this practice will be stopped immediately. We don’t see a good reason to release this quantity and I hope the IEA will refrain from using […]