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Africa pilots the use of solar powered cycle vehicles

Three African countries are piloting the use of a 3 and 4 wheeled bikes powered by solar energy.  Dubbed the Solar E Cycles, the bikes are fitted with solar panels that tap the sun’s energy and charge the batteries during the day.  The energy stored in the batteries powers the vehicle for a distance of up to 50 kilometers a day, at a maximum speed of 35 kilometers per hour, before a recharge is needed.

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8 out of 10 youths in Africa see climate change as dangerous

Youths are likely to act more about climate change in future as revealed in a recent survey by GC Consulting. Commissioned after the Marrakech COP 22, the survey revealed that many of them are willing to take action especially in the areas of recycling. Youths also recognize the important role governments, private sector, and international communities have to play in averting climate change effects.

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