A “Year of Eye-Catching Steps Forward” for Renewable Energy

InterPress Service

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
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

Buhari secures historic election victory in Nigeria

AlJazeera

Election commission declares victory for former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.

The 72-year-old Buhari built an early lead in northern state [AP]
The 72-year-old Buhari built an early lead in northern state [AP]
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.

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