News headlines for “Energy Security”

  1. Establishing a Science & Technology Park is No Walk in the Park

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    BANGKOK, Aug 16 (IPS) - The success of Silicon Valley has been inspirational for many countries worldwide wishing to establish science and technology parks. In Asia, successful science and technology parks can be found in many economies, including China, Japan and Thailand.

  2. Producing Energy from Pig and Poultry Waste in Brazil

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brazil, Aug 16 (IPS) - Romário Schaefer is fattening up 3,300 pigs that he receives when they weigh around 22 kg and returns when they reach 130 to 160 kg - a huge increase in meat and profits for their owner, a local meat-processing plant in this city in Brazil.

  3. Mexican Women Use Sunlight Instead of Firewood or Gas to Cook Meals

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    VILLA DE ZAACHILA, Mexico, Aug 13 (IPS) - Reyna Díaz cooks beans, chicken, pork and desserts in her solar cooker, which she sets up in the open courtyard of her home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of this town in southwestern Mexico.

  4. Is India on Track to Beat the Perfect Storm?

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Aug 12 (IPS) - "The Perfect Storm" was a dire prediction that by 2030 food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources together with climate change would threaten to unleash public unrest, cross-border conflicts and mass migration from worst-affected regions.

  5. Producing Clean Energy from Pigsties in Brazil

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brazil, Aug 06 (IPS) - Pigs, already the main source of income in this small municipality in southwestern Brazil, now have even more value as a source of electricity.

  6. Using Renewable Energy and the Circular Economy to Fight Poverty in Argentina

    Monday, July 29, 2019

    BUENOS AIRES, Jul 29 (IPS) - On the outer edges of Buenos Aires proper, where the paved streets end and the narrow alleyways of one of Argentina's largest shantytowns begin, visitors can find the En Haccore soup kitchen.

  7. Rwanda Prepares the Foundations for Climate-Resilient Cities

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    KIGALI, Jul 15 (IPS) - How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies. And how do you protect the city, its individuals and communities, its business and institutions from either the increased flooding or prolonged droughts that result? It's a complex question with an even more complex solution, but one that the central African nation of Rwanda is looking to answer.

  8. Indigenous Communities Head Towards Energy Self-Sufficiency in Guatemala

    Wednesday, July 03, 2019

    USPANTÁN, Guatemala, Jul 03 (IPS) - Because the government has never provided them with electricity, indigenous communities in the mountains of northwest Guatemala had no choice but to generate their own energy.

  9. Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

    Monday, June 03, 2019

    MADRID, Jun 03 (IPS) - How governments spend taxpayers money to subsidise fossil fuels that cause deadly air pollution – A reminder to mark 5 June World Environment Day.

    Perhaps the most direct way to introduce this tough issue is what the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, stated just one week ahead of the 5 June World Environment Daywhich focuses this year on air pollution, caused chiefly by the use of fossil fuels both in transport, industry and even household cooking, heating, etc.

  10. Urgent Action Vital to Stop Twin Crises of Nature’s Destruction & Climate Change

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    LONDON, May 13 (IPS) - Andrew Norton is Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

    The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' report on the global state of biodiversity is shocking but not entirely surprising. The question is, how much more evidence and repeated warnings will it take for governments, companies and financial institutions to wake up to the urgency and act?

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