Climate: Africa’s energy future on a knife’s edge

Climate: Africa’s energy future on a knife’s edge

By Marlowe HOOD With more than half its population lacking mains electricity and still using charcoal and other damaging sources for cooking, Africa’s energy future –- torn between fossil fuels and renewables — is up for grabs. As nations discuss the...
Dung power: India taps new energy cash cow

Dung power: India taps new energy cash cow

By Bhuvan BAGGA India is tapping a new energy source that promises to help clean up smog-choked cities and is already providing a vital revenue stream for poor Indian farmers: truckloads of bovine manure. Cows are venerated as sacred creatures by the country’s...