Kenya seems to have one foot in the past and the other foot planted firmly in the future. Many parts of Kenya lack infrastructure. Even in the capital Nairobi, many people have no running water and sanitation.
Germany dismissed an even higher target demanded by the European Parliament as unrealistic. But Europe's biggest member state did not get exactly what it wanted in the negotiations in Brussels.
Germany can hasten its closure of nuclear and the oldest coal-fired power plants without endangering its energy self-sufficiency, Friends of the Earth said. Otherwise, Berlin would miss its climate targets.
Investment in renewable energy continues to grow at a record pace as countries look to move away from fossil fuel-based power production to eco-friendly generation. Over half of world's new solar capacity is in China.
Scenarios from the International Energy Agency (IEA) have failed to predict the growth of renewables and overestimated the role of nuclear. Critics say that's a political choice.
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