By Sean Buchanan
Driven by solar and wind, world investments in renewable energy leapt in 2014. Photo credit: Jürgen from Sandesneben, Germany/Licensed under CC BY 2.0
ROME, Mar 31 2015 (IPS) – Driven by solar and wind, world investments in renewable energy reversed a two-year dip last year, brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower oil prices and registering a 17 percent leap over the previous year to stand at 270 billion dollars.
Continue reading A “Year of Eye-Catching Steps Forward” for Renewable Energy
Election commission declares victory for former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.
Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first Nigerian to defeat a sitting president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa’s most populous nation and its biggest economy. The 72-year-old Buhari built an early lead in northern state [AP]
Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege, reporting from the capital Abuja, said Buhari was declared the winner after he gained 2.7 million more votes against his rival, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.
Continue reading Buhari secures historic election victory in Nigeria
On March 31st, the Team 26 Cyclists from Newtown, CT will be arriving at the Capitol around 2pm for a final press conference after their long journey. They began their ride Saturday in Connecticut and traveled through 5 states over four days to raise awareness and remember victims of gun violence. Continue reading Sandy Hook Ride on Washington Concludes at Capitol Building Today