Stakeholder Meetings in Dowa and Kasungu, Malawi!

15 April, 2015 | antonisfoukaras
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

This week on Tuesday April 14th, Concern Universal, our partner for the borehole-rehabilitation project in Malawi has started the local stakeholder meetings in Dowa and Kasungu Districts . The overall objective of the meeting is to provide all the information about the project to the local communities. Concern Universal will also use this opportunity to collect… Read the full article >

Why companies should measure and reduce their Carbon Footprint

1 April, 2015 | antonisfoukaras
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

On a previous blog about GHG Audits and Climate Change, it has been highlighted that economic growth and business activity is one of the most important drivers of increases in CO2 emissions and thus climate change. Corporations have a huge contribution in GHG emissions and therefore have an ethical obligation to reduce their carbon footprint. However, there… Read the full article >

Third Successful Issuance of Gold Standard Credits for Aberdares and Kisumu Projects

12 March, 2015 | antonisfoukaras
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Great news for CO2balance as last week the Gold Standard Foundation announced the issuance of 40,530 carbon credits for Kisumu Cook stove project and 24,441 for Aberdares Cook stoves project, in total 64,971 Gold Standard carbon credits! The two projects have reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and indoor air pollution in Kenya by the distribution… Read the full article >

Micro-scale Borehole Projects listed in in Uganda!

15 January, 2015 | antonisfoukaras
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

The Gold Standard confirmed this week that two more micro scale borehole projects in Uganda have been listed. Therefore, now we have three micro-scale borehole projects in total listed in the Kaliro District in central Uganda. The latest two Gold Standards approved projects involve the rehabilitation and maintenance of hand-pumped boreholes owned by communities in… Read the full article >

Off-Grid Solar Energy in Africa

24 October, 2014 | antonisfoukaras
Categories: Climate Change

It is estimated that 70% of people in sub-Saharan Africans live without access to an electricity grid. Africa is the only continent where this percentage is expected to reach 75%-80% by 2030. In addition, Africa’s total power capacity is currently only 147 GW, according to the African Development Bank, which is equivalent to the total… Read the full article >

Impacts of Solar Lamps in Africa

26 September, 2014 | antonisfoukaras
Categories: Kenya

There are approximately 110 million off-grid households in Africa and in Sub-Saharan Africa only 9% of the rural population has access to electricity. An estimated 58.3 million of those without grid access are using kerosene to light their homes. In Kenya for example 92% of the population uses kerosene for lighting. However, kerosene is expensive,… Read the full article >

Introducing myself

22 August, 2014 | antonisfoukaras
Categories: CO2balance

Hello everyone, my name is Antonis Foukaras and I feel really excited to be a part of CO2balance team. I have joined CO2balance a bit more than 2 weeks ago and I have been impressed by the people who work here. I come from the lovely island of Cyprus in South Europe (the second biggest… Read the full article >