Total 20 Posts

Optimism about Africa's startup landscape

Most parts of the continent are still offline. Many still don’t have access to clean energy or even running water. However, there is good reason to be positive as many opportunities still exist that startups can capture and provide solutions for.

Data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

In sub-Saharan Africa there are more people with mobile phones than access to electricity, and their data could be useful.

Bitcoin's energy consumption is a price worth paying

Bitcoin may have a large carbon footprint, but cleaner digital currencies aren't going to prevent an environmental disaster.

Technology is bringing stability to the oil industry

The oil industry has witnessed extreme crude price volatility in recent years. The dominant causes besides political factors include price speculation, the strengthening of USA markets due to their shale revolution, and the increasing interest to leverage greener energy sources at a global scale. The trend is likely to continue

You should really stop worrying about how much energy Bitcoin uses

The word “bitcoin” is as likely to garner feverish excitement as it is glaring criticism. The financial community sees speculative promise in the form of trade that currently has little to no regulation. Meanwhile, others argue that it’s a distraction that detracts from the overall longevity of U.S.

Global South should be leading solar geoengineering R&D

Despite developing countries contributing nearly 0.1 per cent of the global emissions to climate change, they suffer more than 90 per cent of the global impacts because of their inability to adapt to climate change, according to the Global Climate Change Regime report published in 2013.   As countries grapple

Pay-as-you-go solar energy for Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland

BBOXX, a UK based solar energy company, is partnering with DC Go, a company that provides off-grid electricity, to provide off-grid electricity in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. The companies say they will mainly be targeting townships in the Southern Afrikan countries where they believe millions of residents use dangerous