From solar-powered ice makers in a fishing village to offshore wind parks, the 10-island nation of Cape Verde is seen as a trailblazer in the use of solar and wind power. The country has plans to generate all its energy from renewables by 2020.
Power shortages are stalling African development. Private sector green power providers say renewables could close the energy gap – but better market conditions are essential.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out a host of renewable and energy-efficient projects, from charging mobile phones with solar energy in Kenya to making green biodiesel fuel out of 'fatbergs.'
On this week's eco@africa, we visit the Barbary macaques under threat in Morocco, see how waves are being harnessed to make green power and explore the project bringing solar lights to Burkina Faso.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how Nigeria is dealing with its e-trash, visit wind farms in the Cape Verde islands and a conservationist in Rwanda who is looking after gorillas. All this and much more!
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