Social venture capital investor Acumen has invested an undisclosed amount in a Pune-Boston-based Promethean Power Systems Inc., a refrigerated solutions provider.
Acumen said in a statement that it has invested in a startup from its Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative – a $20 million fund focusses on firms working in the energy sector.
Powering Agriculture Innovator Husk Power Systems' CEO Manoj Sinha grew up studying for his school exams by candlelight. More than 20 years on, his company is helping to power those same villages in India through sustainable energy created from rice husks.
Claro Energy will continue its efforts to provide affordable, reliable energy to communities in India through additional support provided by HCL Samuday's Solar Electrification Program, which aims to set up 14 solar mini-grids across 15 villages in Uttar Pradesh to supply uninterrupted power to 900 underserved rural households in the Hardoi district.
While tea production is an important part of Kenya’s economy, the industry is responsible for high electricity and thermal energy consumption. In order to increase energy efficiency and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while saving on energy costs, GIZ has partnered up with local and international tea organisations and companies (Ethical Tea Partnership, Kenyan Tea Development Agency, Mars Drinks and Yorkshire Tea). The partnership has implemented more than 65 audits in Kenyan tea factories since 2014, resolving in 13.5 million USD savings. Moreover, the project has protected 1.3 million trees from being cut down and saved 10.000 tons of CO². Watch the video to learn more about Kenya’s climate protection efforts in the tea sector.
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Martin Fisher, president of KickStart International, calls on Global Citizens to support the organization’s work improving access to water throughout Africa at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Futurepump's SF2 video is a shortlisted entry in the African Technology for Good category of tvebiomovies 2018. Each view counts as a vote, so share this with your friends to help Futurepump bring home the prize. Voting closes on December 21st.