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  1. New Relationship Evolves Between Society and Energy in Brazil

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    SOUSA, Brazil, Aug 21 (IPS) - "We want to make history," agreed the teachers at the Chiquinho Cartaxo Comprehensive Technical Citizen School. They are the first to teach adolescents about generating power from bad weather in the semi-arid Northeast region of Brazil.

  2. Outcry over Use of Water for Electricity Generation in Mexico

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 18 (IPS) - One of the fears of the people of the Sierra Huasteca mountains in the state of San Luis Potosi in northeast Mexico is the construction of combined cycle power plants, which would threaten the availability of water.

  3. Demonizing State-Owned Enterprises

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (IPS) - To make the case for privatization from the 1980s, their real problems were often caricatured and exaggerated.Historically, the private sector has been unable or unwilling to affordably provide needed services. Hence, meeting such needs could not be left to the market or private interests. Thus, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) emerged, often under colonial rule, due to such ‘market failure' as the private sector could not meet the needs of colonial capitalist expansion.

  4. Which Way Now for Zimbabwe as Constitutional Court Receives Petition Against Election Results?

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 13 (IPS) - Many in Zimbabwe are questioning whether the country can break with its horrid past or embrace a new future after a watershed election that saw Emmerson Mnangagwa win the presidential race by a narrow margin and the opposition lodge a formal petition challenging the results in the Constitutional Court.

  5. 2017 Global Findex: Behind the Numbers on Bangladesh

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 10 (IPS) - Joep Roest is Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Inclusive Markets, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).

    On the face of it, the 2017 Global Findex shows that Bangladesh has made great strides toward financial inclusion since the previous Findex was released in 2014.

  6. Sousa, a Solar Power Capital in an Increasingly Arid Brazil

    Thursday, August 09, 2018

    SOUSA, Brazil, Aug 09 (IPS) - Sousa, a municipality of 70,000 people in the west of Paraíba, the state in Brazil most threatened by desertification, has become the country's capital of solar energy, with a Catholic church, various businesses, households and even a cemetery generating solar power.

  7. Why We Need Decentralized Renewable Energy to Power the World

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018

    AMSTERDAM, Aug 07 (IPS) - Eco Matser is Hivos global Climate Change / Energy and Development CoordinatorAs the energy sector is transforming, there is a growing consensus that sustainable energy is a catalyst for achieving most Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): it is crucial for better health, education, jobs, food production and conservation, as well as water use and quality.

  8. Winds of Change on Kenya’s Northern Borders

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 06 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    Previously characterised by belligerence, based on competition for resources, the border regions of Eastern Africa can sense the blissful wind of peace approaching.

  9. As It Recovers, Argentina's Beef Production Faces Environmental Impact Questions

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 06 (IPS) - Beef is one of the symbols historically identified with Argentina. After lean years, production and exports are growing, as is the debate on the environmental impact of cattle, which is on the radar of environmentalists and actors in the agricultural value chain.

  10. Going Cashless, Led by Sweden

    Friday, August 03, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Aug 03 (IPS) - Stefan Ingves is the governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, described as the world's oldest central bank.

    Sweden is rapidly moving away from cash. Demand for cash has dropped by more than 50 percent over the past decade as a growing number of people rely on debit cards or a mobile phone application, Swish, which enables real-time payments between individuals.

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