Tracking SDG 7: The Energy progress Report and SDG 7 Policy Briefs – Global Launch

SDG7 on Clean Energy is at the core of the 2030 Agenda as access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy is interlinked to many SDGs, including poverty eradication, food security, health, education, prosperity, jobs, transport, gender equality, and climate change. Failure to transition to sustainable energy systems will jeopardize the fight against climate change … Read more Tracking SDG 7: The Energy progress Report and SDG 7 Policy Briefs – Global Launch

“We are in a race against time”- UN Chief on Pledging Event for Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020. “(…) We are in a race against time. Reports indicate that in Aden, mortality rates from Covid-19 are among the highest in the world. That is just one sign of what lies ahead, … Read more “We are in a race against time”- UN Chief on Pledging Event for Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020

Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Third Degree Murder: Hennepin County Attorney

The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday after three days of often-violent protests that resulted in fires and looting across parts of Minneapolis. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said state investigators … Read more Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Third Degree Murder: Hennepin County Attorney

The Future of Energy

Former Acting Under Secretary of Energy Arun Majumdar is interviewed by Professor John Weyant. The United States has been delivering electricity in the same way for over a hundred years – exposed power lines on poles over vast distances. The system is outdated, overloaded, and under-maintained, leading to unfortunate events such as power outages and … Read more The Future of Energy

‘Once-in-a-decade’ storm batters Western Australia leaving thousands without electricity

Trees were uprooted, buildings were damaged and tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power as a vast stretch of the western Australian coast was battered by a severe storm on Monday for the second straight day. The adverse weather system lashed a 745-mile stretch of the west coast from Carnarvon to Cape Leeuwin … Read more ‘Once-in-a-decade’ storm batters Western Australia leaving thousands without electricity

India PM visits areas devastated by cyclone

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited areas hardest hit by the region’s most powerful cyclone in decades. Modi surveyed the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan from the air – before announcing financial aid for affected regions. At least 96 people were killed when Amphan hit India and neighbouring Bangladesh. Authorities are struggling to restore … Read more India PM visits areas devastated by cyclone

Power cuts during heatwave bring Beirut to a boiling point

In the midst of a sweltering heatwave in the city of Beirut, protesters have been driven to attempt breaking into the Ministry of Energy offices in a desperate gambit to have mandatory electricity cuts lifted. The electricity cuts, which are said to sometimes last for up to 12 hours a day in some areas, have … Read more Power cuts during heatwave bring Beirut to a boiling point

Amphan: Cyclone lashes India and Bangladesh – BBC News

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh. Amphan made landfall on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain. The storm is weakening as it moves north into Bhutan. Thousands of trees were uprooted in the gales, … Read more Amphan: Cyclone lashes India and Bangladesh – BBC News

Super cyclone Amphan devastates coast of India and Bangladesh

At least 22 people died as the fiercest cyclone to hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India this century sent trees flying and flattened houses, with millions crammed into shelters despite the risk of coronavirus. Millions were left without power after Cyclone Amphan, packing winds of around 150 kilometres per hour (95 miles), carried away … Read more Super cyclone Amphan devastates coast of India and Bangladesh

Concerns over plan to switch off household solar panels when grid is unstable | 7.30

The success of solar is raising serious challenges for the electricity grid and there’s a push for new powers to help regulators manage it. And that means your solar panels could be switched off remotely. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to … Read more Concerns over plan to switch off household solar panels when grid is unstable | 7.30

World’s first extreme high voltage electricity transmission line crosses SW China

The world’s first extreme high voltage direct current electric power transmission line was completed on Thursday in southwest China. It will start operation officially next year. The project’s construction has been extremely difficult as the line passes through treacherous areas, crossing high altitude and icy regions, engineers said. #China #Technology #Electric Subscribe to us on … Read more World’s first extreme high voltage electricity transmission line crosses SW China

The World This Week: Work from home, Vaccine wars, Venezuela tensions, European staycation

Would you work from home forever? When’s the next time you’ll catch a plane to go on vacation? Would a Covid-19 vaccine even work? From London and Paris to the Loire Valley and the Spanish countryside, François Picard’s Friday panel of journalists dig in for the duration in The World This Week. Also in the … Read more The World This Week: Work from home, Vaccine wars, Venezuela tensions, European staycation

France protests against treatment of ambassador to Venezuela, left without water or electricity

France’s Foreign Ministry expressed its firm condemnation of the treatment of its Venezuelan embassy, left without electricity or running water, summoning the Venezuelan ambassador to France. “We could think this is part of Caracas daily problems, but as the ambassador’s residence was also simultaneously left without gas or running water, it seems this is a … Read more France protests against treatment of ambassador to Venezuela, left without water or electricity

Deadly Clashes Over Coronavirus Checkpoints In Guinea

More than 6 people were killed during demonstrations on Tuesday in the Coyah, Dubreka and Kamsar areas of Guinea. People in the streets protested against the lack of electricity and demanded the checkpoints installed by security forces to restrict movement be lifted. The checkpoints were a measure aimed at reducing the spread of the new … Read more Deadly Clashes Over Coronavirus Checkpoints In Guinea

India May See ‘Flattish’ U-Shape Recovery, Elera Capital Says

May.14 — Garima Kapoor, economist at Elara Capital, talks about the Indian government’s efforts to support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. The government offered $62 billion in credit lines to small firms and the shadow banks that fund them, and another $10 billion to the electricity distributors as it gears to restart the economy cratered … Read more India May See ‘Flattish’ U-Shape Recovery, Elera Capital Says