Some elements of analysis of the Paris Agreement by Vanessa Laubin, Renaud Bettin and Antoine Martin-Chave.
During the last plenary session late on the Saturday, we could feel that mixture of feverishness, fatigue and emotion leading most of the diplomats present to speak of a "historic" moment, mainly due to the strength of French diplomacy. We also had the feeling that everyone was fooling themselves to some extent.
- Category: Where we stand
The development of decentralised solar hybrid power stations offers new opportunities to improve rural access to electricity. If the benefits of solar are harnessed, the terms of access and quality of electricity supply can almost match national grids: 24-hour availability with high power handling capability. This is where rural micro-businesses – productive customers – come in.