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This is how Agribusiness can replace coal

While attending the just ended and most successful Pakistan-Africa Trade Development Conference in Nairobi, I noted how Pakistani top investors were quite keen on knowing whether Kenya's energy was reliable. Although our installed electricity generating capacity of 2,370 MW enhances our energy reliability, there is still a lot of room for improveme...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 1st Feb 2020
  • 41
ITS TIME TO MAKE MONEY BY GOING GREEN

I bought a Mercedes from money raised after I sold thousands of tree seedlings. Whenever I share this story, which is often, many people are always surprised. This underlines a widespread belief that the environment can only receive our sympathetic conservation but can't give us profitable business. I am here to debunk that belief because both my o...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 18th Mar 2017
  • 168
LET US MINE KENYA'S GREEN GOLD

Kenya has green gold that is more widespread and available than Turkana's oil and Kwale's Titanium. On March 23rd just two weeks after his visit to Kenya, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres addressed a UN General Assembly High-Level action event aimed at invigorating political momentum on climate change. He revealed a fact that I believe underp...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 11th Mar 2017
  • 93
MAKING MONEY FROM THE PLASTIC BAG BAN

Kenyans older than twenty-five years old may remember a time when sugar used to be packed into brown paper bags. So common were these bags that people mistakenly keep referring to plastic bags as paper bags. Younger Kenyans may soon be seeing the real paper bags back in circulation after the ban on production, use and importation of plastic bags wa...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 25th Feb 2017
  • 119
UNLOCKING CREDIT WILL POWER AGREEN GROWTH

Businesses the world over are founded on capital and ideas. In essence, investment happens when capital finds great ideas. That is why investment conferences in Africa have been touting great ideas to investors with great capital. This approach is however not particularly feasible for individuals with innovative ideas but without institutional back...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 15th Jul 2016
  • 60
LETS TAP GREEN ENERGY THROUGH MINI HYDROS

Sustainable Development Goal No 7 calls the World to ‘ensure access to affordable, reliable sustainable and modern energy for all'. Power Technology Solutions in Nyeri County is on course to do this as they recover over a million-dollar investment into a Small Hydro Plant within five years. This would average a 15 to 20 percent revenue growth per y...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 19th Feb 2016
  • 53
WHEN INNOVATION MEETS WITH ECOLOGY AND ECONOMY

Kenya's green world has many unsung heroes who received deserved acclaims and awards in the recent National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) Green Innovations Awards. In her keynote speech during the Swedish Embassy-sponsored event, Kenya's first lady Margret Kenyatta noted that, ‘we are confident that something great, perhaps even ground breaking ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 27th Jun 2014
  • 47
SOIL CASH

Dear Friends in Green, How much money do you spend on food every month?  Let us consider for a while what you may have eaten in the last one month – beef, chicken, carrots, kales, spinach, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, beans, cow peas, peas, asparagus and a wide array of traditional vegetables. Look back and picture that empty plate that...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 6th Dec 2013
  • 47
GREEN MANUFACTURING FOR A STRONGER ECONOMY

On any given day, we all interact with and utilize manufactured products. These products range from the cups that we use for our breakfast to the shoes that we put on as we leave the house; from the tires of the vehicles that wetravel in to the computers that see us through our busy working days. The big question is this – where are these products...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 2nd Aug 2013
  • 30


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