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Subsidise solar mini-grids to power rural Africa, investors urge

Solar power Togo

Barcelona, SpainThomson Reuters Foundation Local renewable-energy grids can provide electric power to hundreds of millions of people in developing nations, especially in Africa, but will not attract enough financial backing unless they are subsidised, a group of investors said on Monday.  Twelve energy and impact investors – with more than $US2 billion under management and […]

Australian faith leaders sign letter calling for coal mine project to be abandoned

Adani protest

More than 50 Australian faith leaders, including some prominent Christians, have signed a joint letter asking Adani chairman Gautam Adani to abandon his proposed new coal mine in North Queensland and invest the money in solar energy instead. Protestors at the Adani HQ. PICTURE: Courtesy of ARRCC The letter, which was organised under the auspices of the […]