Power outages are a widespread in Rwanda, forcing many people to rely on dirty diesel generators. Projects such as the Rwamagana Solar Farm are helping clean up the country's energy landscape.
In his New Year's speech Kagame accused neighboring countries of supporting a rebellion against Rwanda. Experts see Burundi as the main target of his remarks.
Germans broke new ground in 2018 by receiving more electricity from "green" energy sources than from coal power plants, a new study said. But experts warn that Berlin could still miss its energy goals for 2030.
Nairobi's reliance on motorcycles is hindering efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as manufacturers struggle to adapt to clean energy technology. But a new solar-powered three-wheeler could help clean up the city's act.
A bitter row over new coal mining plans at Hambach Forest has helped the head of German energy firm RWE, Rolf Martin Schmitz, to win the booby prize. The award has been named by environment group NABU since 1993.
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