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Bangladesh powering ahead with solar

Bangladesh is making great strides with off-grid solar power.

The Bright Green Energy Foundation (BGEF) has installed 145,000 solar home systems to date, and plans to have solar on 6 million homes in the country by 2017.

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Source: SciDev.Net

BGEF also focuses on employing women from rural areas as technicians and managers. Since rural people and women are two groups more affected by the impacts of climate change, this is a great added benefit to the company’s plans.

Read more about this initiative in the article here.

The move to a low-carbon economy is important here in BC as well. ACT has done work on how and why a transition to renewable energy is necessary. You can learn more about this work here. 

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