UpEnergy, a leading social enterprise based in Kampala, Uganda, announced it has issued the world’s first ever carbon credits linked to emissions savings from the use of electric clean cooking devices. The emissions reductions were created in a new UpEnergy-led project aimed at replacing traditional, biomass burning stoves with an innovative electric stove created by climate tech startup PowerUP. The PowerUP electric pressure cooker (EPC) is designed for low-income households in several countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The credits, which are verified by The Gold Standard, represent the opportunity for African consumers with access to electricity to abandon the toxic burning of unsustainable, wood-based fuels and breathe cleaner air with healthier, zero-emissions electric cooking. Continue reading
Following his uncontested run at the top job, Rishi Sunak acquires the less-than-coveted title of second successive un-elected British prime minister to take office in 2022. However, coming from Punjabi heritage, he also takes on the more esteemed title of the nation’s first British Asian leader.
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By Kim Harrisberg
At the start of each school day, South African teacher Lori Cooperman prepares her lessons, plans students’ meals and – most importantly – checks an app to see if there will be electricity. Continue reading