Scotland funds £100k to improve Malawi energy access

The Scottish Government is providing £100,000 to improve energy access in Malawi. It will back the construction of 43 community energy installations in 12 districts across the African country by April next year. The funding, which will support the Community Energy Malawi (CEM) programme, will mean rural communities will have continued access to electricity in […]

Scotland funds £12m to fight climate change in poor countries

Scotland is investing £12 million in the next four years to help reduce the impact of climate change on the world’s poorest communities. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement at COP21 in Paris. It will double the Scottish Government’s ‘Climate Justice Fund’ and allow more support to projects in countries such as Malawi and […]

Scottish programme boosts electricity access in Malawi

Around 80,000 people in Malawi have improved access to electricity due to a Scottish programme. The Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP), led by the University of Strathclyde, invested £2.3 million in renewable projects across the African country. It stated facilities in schools, health clinics and households have reliable access to sustainable energy. The works included the installation […]

Airline “upcycles” 43 acres of used leather seats

Southwest Airlines is “upcycling” 43 acres of used leather seat covers into footballs, shoes and tablet covers. On Tuesday it was lift off for the scheme called LUV Seat which gives the leather to projects such as one in Kenya where youngsters will learn to make leather goods, plus an American company Looptworks which makes […]

Scotland to help Malawi on green energy

Scotland has announced it has extended its commitment to help Malawi on green energy. Two specialists from the Scottish Government will be going to the African state next year to advise their Government on combating climate change and developing renewable energy. Scottish Education Secretary Michael Russell (pictured) who made the announcement said 90% of the population […]