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  • BRASILIA, Jan 21- President Dilma Rousseff's government will announce a strategy next week to kick start the Brazilian economy without causing it to overheat or fuel inflation, sources in the administration said on Thursday. The attempt to pull Brazil out of its worst recession in decades will involve opening up state financing for certain industries,...

  • How Rwanda benefited from technology Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 3:00 AM ET
    How Rwanda benefited from technology

    Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, says having access to modern technology has improved the lives of the poorest people in the world.

  • The countries hit hardest by extreme weather Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 1:03 AM ET

    Sustainable Energy looks at Germanwatch's Global Climate Risk Index for 2016, profiling countries hit by extreme weather events.

  • How rural Mexico was turned on to solar power Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 5:21 AM ET

    In rural Mexico, one company is looking to transform the lives of people with a reliable, safe and clean form of energy.

  • Could this be the future of biofuels? Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    A common sight in the British countryside, bracken - a type of fern - is now being hailed as the next big source of biofuel.

  • Role of emerging markets at COP21 conference Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Role of emerging markets at COP21 conference

    Bob Parker, senior advisor for investment, strategy and research at Credit Suisse, says contention between developed and emerging markets is yesterday's story, even though differentiation remains a key issue at COP21.

  • Using solar power to drill for…oil? Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 5:04 AM ET

    Greenhouses are popping up in Oman's deserts. Why?

  • Clean energy in Africa: Generating jobs and power Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 5:56 AM ET

    In Africa, one company is looking to change lives by bringing renewable energy to one million homes in Tanzania. How?

  • How this company is changing lives in Africa Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 4:22 AM ET

    Running a small business can be tough at the best of times, but trying to run one without a reliable source of power adds a whole new dimension.

  • The end of the jeepney? Manila goes green Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 5:57 AM ET

    The Philippine's crowded capital, Manila, is notorious for its traffic jams and pollution. How is innovation helping to change this?

  • Refugee camps could save millions by doing this Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Refugee camps could become healthier places if a sustainable approach to living conditions is adopted, according to a new report.

  • Cleaning water... with nanotech Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 5:58 AM ET

    An Oregon company has developed a system that uses photo-chemical processes to break down and remove contaminants from water.

  • Can Modi deliver on his mandate? Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    Can Modi deliver on his mandate?

    Michael O'Sullivan, U.K. & EMEA CIO for Credit Suisse Private Bank, discusses Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently visiting the U.K.

  • Siemens CEO on start-up mentality Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Siemens CEO on health care business

    Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, says macro trends and demographics are supportive of his company's health care business, and is pleased by comments that he often sounds more like the head of a start-up.

  • How has China's slowdown affected Siemens? Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    How has China's slowdown affected Siemens?

    Joe Kaeser, CEO of SIemens, says he still sees opportunities for the company to grow in China, albeit at a slower rate than in the past.

  • Full steam ahead: Industrial revolution returns Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 4:54 AM ET

    A French company has developed a way to generate energy that takes inspiration from a centuries old technology.

  • World's largest floating wind farm gets go ahead Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    The world's largest floating offshore wind development is set to be installed off the east coast of Scotland.

  • Feeling blue? Check out these green vacation ideas Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    Sustainable Energy takes a look at some of the world's most stunning and sustainable holiday destinations.

  • When will Nigeria's economy take off? Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    When will Nigeria's economy take off?

    Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank, says the Nigerian government is introducing changes that will ensure long-term, sustainable grown in the economy.

  • Back to school: How solar is changing lives Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    One Indian organisation has been teaching women from rural communities across the world how to install and set up solar installations.