The Stream, September 13: Renewable Energy in Africa

After financing about $9.3 billion of hydropower in Africa, China is now heavily investing in other renewable technologies on the continent, according to Bloomberg and International Rivers.

Meanwhile, Grist reported that hefty loans from the Chinese Development Bank are helping Chinese solar companies push U.S. solar firms out of the market. How did China come to completely dominate the solar industry?

This New York Times graphic maps out all pipeline spills in the United States since 1990, more than half of which occurred in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Ongoing monsoon rains in Pakistan have killed 200 people and added heavy financial burdens on the country’s already troubled government, Reuters reported.

AFP reports on the Australian public’s growing unease with the untested environmental impacts of the coal seam gas industry.

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