Africa, Europe, Solar

Kyoto’s CDM reaches 500th registered project

The CDM is designed to stimulate sustainable development by allowing countries with commitments under the Kyoto Protocol to fulfil part of their commitments by investing in emission-reducing projects in developing countries. The 499th project, for example, was a rural electrification project in Uganda financed by the World Bank’s Prototype Carbon Fund and involving Finland and the Netherlands.

The largest commercial installation of solar panels in Northern Ireland has been opened at a new Tesco store at Newtownbreda. The 25 kWp system will generate around 20,000 units of electricity each year.