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04/15/2015 - 05:52

A debate that focuses only on fossil vs wind / solar oversimplifies the energy sector and discounts the drivers for why countries make energy decisions– namely available resources, energy security and existing capital investments. One result of this shortsighted view is that hydropower is often left out of the discussion. As our mission at Cleanleap is to share knowledge on clean technology in emerging economies so projects are deployed more effectively we think its important to focus on hydro.

03/07/2015 - 14:57

Huge increases in energy demand and the quest to find low-emission energy to avoid damaging the climate has changed everything.  It’s taken a while but it looks like a global transformation in energy is fully underway in the form of a roll out of solar energy.  20 years ago the problem for solar was whether the technology would work at all.  10 years ago it looked like the cost might be insurmountable.   For the solar singularity to happen there are really only two major issues and they are being resolved now.    

02/01/2015 - 23:30

Our mission is very big but straightforward: we want to help create more Cleanleaps - particularly in the emerging economies of Asia and Africa. The way we’ll do this is by sharing knowledge online from some of the world's most important companies, NGOs, governments, universities and interested citizens in clean technology.

01/31/2015 - 19:03

A recent article from the Economist says getting the digital economy going for many countries is about addressing “friction points”.  Friction points are what holds a country back from achieving a digital economy -  things like slow internet connectivity, intellectual property protection issues and the lack of press freedom.   

01/31/2015 - 13:43

Since we often think of the move to clean energy as a “race”, I thought a fun way to do it would be to have the two best distance running countries in the world – Ethiopia and Kenya – square off against each other.    Lets see how they are going when it comes to the clean energy race.