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Mini-grid and maxi-task

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Kandeh Yumkella, former director general of the UNIDO industrial development organization in Vienna, sees the long-awaited electrification of Africa as having difficulties in financing issues - and hopes for Europe.


True Grit

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
It sounds downright euphoric when visions for Africa's energy future are drawn up internationally: For example, the steadily increasing demand for energy should in future come entirely from renewable sources ...

Energy in Africa

Charged up

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
The still inadequate power supply on the African continent limits the productivity and well-being of millions of people. The potential of renewable energy sources is immense – and could be realized with capital from abroad.

Climate Protection

Comeback in green

Ambitious climate protection and emission reduction should shape the post-corona restart. This is what around 170 international groups are demanding by signing the “Recover Better” declaration.

Who moves Austria

More energy from above

There is a lot more going on on the roofs of Vienna than can be seen from the street: On a total area of ​​around 500.000 square meters, more than 200 solar power plants are now doing their work under the sun.

Economic Partnerships

Use instead of burning

Issue 86 - spring 2020
With natural gas-powered city buses, the Austrian start-up ETEFA wants to bring about a change in Nigeria's diesel-dominated public transport. The Austrian Development Agency supported the development of the market.


Stop erosion

Issue 86 - spring 2020
No European country suffers from soil erosion as much as Albania. CNVP Isuf Omuri's forest expert sees ways to counter the loss of soil and rock.

Self-sufficient power supply

Isolated applications

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
Small solar systems on rooftops and decentralized networks provide electricity in remote regions. The fact that the solar industry is quite innovative is shown by developments such as swarm electrification, solar satellite TV and floating ...


tempo industry

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
Sascha Brandt from the solar contractor association Global Off-Grid Lighting Association reports on current trends in the off-grid solar sector.

news flash

WBCSD: Integrated Energy Strategies

Climate change brings enormous economic losses: According to a recent study by the environmental NGO Carbon Disclosure Project, 215 of the world's largest companies are forecasting - of ...